Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Sandburg said, "The impact of television on our culture is...indescribable.There’s a certain sense in which it is nearly as important as the invention of printing.”
Television continues to experience its Golden Age as a multitude of new streamers and premium networks emerge, while existing networks continue to take greater creative and commercial risks with exciting original ideas. Across all platforms, formats and genres, content creators for television are on the cutting edge of the industry’s evolution. Comedies like SCHITT’S CREEK, GLOW and THE GOOD PLACE challenge us to be better humans in the most earnest ways possible.
Dramas like HANDMAID’S TALE, EUPHORIA and LOVECRAFT COUNTRY demand we take a good, hard look at the world around us. PEN15, STRANGER THINGS and SEX EDUCATION trust us right back into our childhoods with equal parts charm and horror. TV is bolder than before, the casts more diverse and, now thanks to streaming services, there are options aplenty.
There have never been as many opportunities for television writers to find an audience, but that also means it is harder than ever to break out from an overly crowded market. Which is why...
Stage 32 is thrilled to announce our
6th Annual Television Writing Contest!
At Stage 32, we work tirelessly to pave the way for groundbreaking and undiscovered television writers all over the world! Our goal is to tear down the barriers that keep new television writers from achieving their dreams! Whether you write series, limited series, multi-camera sitcoms, single-camera, or short form for new platforms like Quibi, we want to see your best TV pilot!
Our writers boldly go where no man - or woman - have gone before! Previous Stage 32 contest winners have been signed by companies including 3 Arts, Verve, Paradigm, The Cartel, Energy Entertainment, Gotham Group, APA, Kaplan-Stahler Agency and Heroes & Villains Entertainment.
The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood to have private one-on-one meetings with some of the most prolific writers, producers, literary managers and executives from top television companies including NBC’s Peacock, Ramo Law, St. Amos Productions, Universal-based Captivate Entertainment, Untitled Entertainment, Warner Bros.-based Wolper Org., Schulman Management,The Coronel Group and more!
ALL FINALISTS will be in a Stage 32 Look Book which includes their script title, logline & bio mailed to over 500 industry executives including, managers, agents, producers, development executives, and financiers! Stage 32 Look Books are respected throughout the industry and have helped secure dozens meetings and which have led to writer success with companies like Verve, Good Fear, 3 Arts, APA, Echo Lake, Amazon, UTA, CAA, WME, First Friday, Pathfinder, The Cartel, Art/Work and many, many more.
Our esteemed panel of mentors is composed of industry professionals including managers, producers, executives, and writers who know how to break out in the highly competitive television market. These executives have been hands on with projects that have revolutionized the world of TV, including “BALLERS”, “ENTOURAGE”, BOARDWALK EMPIRE”, “BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, “BRAVE NEW WORLD”, “TREADSTONE”, and many more!
These judges are masters in their field, and they are actively on the lookout for new writers and new stories to usher in!
Stage 32 screenwriting and television writing competitions have launched over twenty screenwriting careers!
Our past winners and finalists have been either signed, optioned, or are now working screenwriters in the industry! Most recently...
The winner of the Microbudget Horror Screenwriting Contest - Martin Reese - was awarded a $5,000 option and is eligible for $100,000 in production financing with producer Trick Candle Productions and Glass House Distribution.
The 5th Annual Feature Screenwriting Contest winner - Eric Jeske - was just signed by literary managers Krista Sipp and Devon Byers of First Friday Entertainment after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!
The 4th Annual Comedy Writing Contest winner - Greg Mania - was signed by Laina Cohn and Jon Taub of Cohn/Torgan Management after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!
The 5th Annual Search for New Blood winner - Christina Pamies - was signed by Jake Wagner after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32! She was hired to write the Horror Thriller BAGHEAD for StudioCanal!
The 4th Annual Television Writing Contest Winner - Christine Torres - signed with prolific Manager and Producer Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!
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