Posted by Jason Mirch

Don't touch that dial! The biggest television writing contest of the year is back and better than ever! After an awesome series of meetings for last year's winner - Christine Torres - Stage 32 is proud to launch the 5th Annual Television Writing Contest! 

Television is at the height of its Golden Age and there are unlimited opportunities for writers with unique voices and fresh stories! No matter what format you write in – sitcom, drama, serialized, procedural, mini-series, limited series – we want your work! All 30 & 60 minute original television pilots are eligible for entry. Please note, this contest does not accept spec episodes of pre-existing television shows.

The Stage 32 5th Annual Television Writing Contest is on the cutting edge of this evolution. This year, we pulled out all the stops and brought in heavy hitting executives from ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox Television, as well as the Principal of management company, Energy Entertainment, and the Head of Television Lit at The Cartel! 

The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Los Angeles to meet privately with the contest judges! But that isn't all! The Grand Prize winner will also meet with executives from: 

  • Emmy-winning HBO's Veep
  • Untitled Entertainment/Rosey TV 
  • Industry Entertainment (Amazon's The Other F Word)
  • Paper Plane Entertainment (Founderd by former UTA TV executive)
  • Good Fear Film + Management 
  • Zero Gravity Management
  • Smart Entertainment

PLUS! All finalists will have their loglines sent out to our extensive list of executives.

Stage 32 contests offers screenwriters unprecedented access to some of the industries leading industry players who are launching careers and getting projects made!


Christine Torres - Winner of Stage 32 4th Annual Television Writing Contest

We pride ourselves in giving our writers exclusive and direct access with industry decision makers. Our contests have produced numerous writers who have been signed, optioned, produced or placed on television writing staffs! We work diligently for our winners to make sure they have every chance to take their careers to the next level!

The first 4 years of our TV contest provided the following success stories:

  • Christine Torres was signed by Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment after meeting with over a dozen television producers, executives, and managers through Stage 32! 
  • Heidi Nyburg was signed by Sonia Gambaro from ESA and met for development meetings with Norman Lear and Peter Horton's production companies, and is now meeting with AMC!
  • Scott Waldvogel and Matt DeMartini - signed with Gotham Group and APA.
  • Duane Piedmont signed with Kaplan-Stahler and Heroes and Villains Entertainment.
  • Danny Baram was mentored by Mickey Fisher (Extant – Steven Spielberg).



For an additional fee of only $49 you can receive 1-2 pages of coverage from our industry readers on your screenplay. Just check "coverage" upon checkout. Coverage will be returned after the winners are announced.


Enter your script here!


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