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People's Pilot 2017

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

This is the dawning of the era of you, the new TV Writer! To help you sell yourself and your series, TVWriter™, the most successful television writing site on the Web, has created the PEOPLE’S PILOT COMPETITION. We are all about full pilot scripts. About jumping into the fray to give agents, showrunners, and executives what they now are looking for: Spec pilot teleplays that showcase you, the writer, at your very best…because you’re writing something you believe in so strongly.

PRIZES

FIRST PRIZE: 

US $700 from Manner Movie Ltd.

1 free 1-On-1 Career Coaching (by phone, e-mail, or, if possible, in person with producer-writer Larry Brody of TVWriter™ ($350 value)

1 Script Consultation from Script Pipeline ($395 value)

Free admission to  Larry Brody’s Online TV and Film Writing Master Class ($279 value)

1 year of Gold Plan Spotlighted Screenplay Posting Service at ScreenwriterShowcase.Com ($84 value)

1 InkTip Script Listing so that producers and reps can find you ($65 value)

1 InkTip Magazine Logline Listing to make your presence known in print ($40 value)

Inclusion in the vaunted TVWriter.Com List of Recommended Writers (priceless)


SECOND PRIZE:

1 free 1-On-1 Career Coaching Session (by phone, e-mail, or in person with producer-writer Larry Brody of  TVWriter™ ($350 value)

US $200, courtesy of Manner Movie, Ltd.

1 InkTip Script Listing so that producers and reps can find you
1 InkTip Magazine Logline Listing to make your presence known in print ($40 value)

Inclusion in the TVWriter™ List of Recommended Writers


THIRD PRIZE:

US $100, courtesy of Manner Movie, Ltd.

1 InkTip Script Listing so that producers and reps can find you

Inclusion in the TVWriter™ List of Recommended Writers


BONUS PRIZE:

All entries are automatically eligible for our Special International Production Award, a fee of $500 paid by Global Sage Media Entertainment for a 2 year option on a qualifying script or scripts




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Rules

1. The PEOPLE’S PILOT especially encourages new writers because of the fresh outlooks and original perspectives they bring to the television industry, but in the interest of obtaining the greatest variety of new concepts possible, this contest is open to all writers at all levels in all countries in the world except as expressly forbidden in paragraph 8 below.

2. Writers-submitters may enter as many times as they wish, but each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of $50. All entry fees are non-refundable.

3. Only online entries will be accepted.

·       All files must be PDF format so all the judges will be able to read them.

·       We recommend that each writer(s)-submitter(s) protect his/her material by registering it with the U.S. Copyright office, the Writers Guild of America-West, or another reliable intellectual property registration service.

4. Pilot submissions must consist of a full-length PILOT SCRIPT (a teleplay designed to tell a typical story for the series while also introducing the main characters and overall situation) of a new broadcast, cable, or online (web) series intended for exhibition in the United States and/or any and all other English-speaking countries. The pilot script should include a title page presenting the following:

·       The title of the series

·       The title of the pilot episode

·       The name, address, & phone number of the writer(s)-submitter(s)

·       The e-mail address of the writer(s)-submitter(s)

5. Optionally, the writer(s)-submitter(s) may also submit a “proposal,” “presentation,” “prospectus,” or “leavebehind” to which the judges can refer for clarification and/or additional series information. Keep in mind, please, that the proposal is not a requirement.

6. All material must be the property of the writer(s)-submitter(s). It must be original work created by the writer(s)-submitter(s) and never before have been optioned, sold, or produced in any form in any medium.

7. Protections & Warranties

·       The writer(s)-submitter(s) must have copies of the material being submitted, and agree(s) not to hold PEOPLE’S PILOT, TVWRITER.COM, Larry Brody, MANNER MOVIE Ltd, and/or their employees and representatives responsible should loss of the submitted material occur.

·       The writer(s)-submitter(s) agree(s) not to hold PEOPLE’S PILOT, TVWRITER.COM, Larry Brody, MANNER MOVIE Ltd, and/or their employees and representatives responsible should any questions arise regarding authorship or ownership of the material submitted, or similar material, before, during, or subsequent to the judging of the contest.

8. Relatives and employees of the PEOPLE’S PILOT, TVWRITER.COM, MANNER MOVIE Ltd., Larry Brody and/or their representatives are ineligible for entry.

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PEOPLE'S PILOT 2017 Special Web Series Pilot Script Entry Fee - $35.

Get information on this bargain at https://tvwriter.net/contests-the-peoples-pilot/contests-the-peoples-pilot-enter/

For More Information on All Aspects of the PEOPLE'S PILOT Go to http://peoplespilot.com

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·       A good pilot combines the “origin” or series backstory with a typical episode of what the series will be.

·       A good pilot makes sure that the characters are clearly defined and interesting enough for us to want to see week after week.

·       A good pilot describes things. No one’s ever seen this show before so don’t be afraid to take a few lines here and there to tell us about the characters and the sets. Paint a word picture so the reader can better understand where they are and who they're there with and, in that way, fully appreciate your series concept.

·       A variety show pilot should contain all the greetings, comments, and banter between hosts and guests, the intros and outros to any sketches, and the dialog and action of the sketches.

 

A pilot script is required, but, optionally, you can also include a series proposal. In our experience, the best proposals contain the following elements:

 

·       A summary of the basic idea behind the show, including the setting, theme, profession, etc.

·       A summary of the main continuing characters, their background and appearance, personalities, and their interaction

·       A statement of the kinds of situation in which the characters will be placed, including what the basic structure of those situations will be, what effect these situations will have on the characters, and what effect the characters will have on them

·       A short list of possible episodes with enough different stories to show that the series will be viable week to week