April 18, 2018: Quarter Finalist will be announced
May 2, 2018: Semi Finalist will be announced
May 16, 2018: Finalist will be announced
May 30, 2018: Winner will be announced
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
2ND & 3RD PLACE
4TH - 10TH PLACE
The wait is over! One of our most popular screenwriting contests is back. The Stage 32 3rd Annual TV Screenwriting Contest is now LIVE!
For the 3rd straight year, Stage 32 is seeking the most original writing voices. No matter what format you write in – sitcoms, dramas, serialized, procedurals, mini-series, limited series – we want your work!
All 30 and 60 minute original pilots and 30 to 60 minute existing show teleplays are eligible. As you know, the television space is red hot and our incredible industry judges are anxious and ready to read your scripts.
This contest gives you unparalleled access! Last year’s winner, Danny Baran (Alt Alex), went on numerous meetings and was eventually mentored by Mickey Fisher, creator of Extant which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Another of our finalists, Duane Piedmont, was signed Kaplan-Stahler and Heroes and Villains Entertainment!
This year, our winning writer will be flown to Hollywood and sent on meetings all over town. Our 2nd and 3rd place winners will be set up with executive meetings over Skype or by phone. ALL finalists will have their loglines sent to our executive list featuring managers, agents, producers, development execs, financiers and more!
We pride ourselves in giving our writers exclusive and direct access with industry decision makers. In 3 years, 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 2 years of our TV contest provided the following success stories:
For an additional fee of only $49 (50% savings!) you can receive full coverage from our industry readers on your teleplay. Just check "coverage" upon checkout.
30-minute Original Pilots
Teleplays in this category are 30-minute original pilots, and are not based off of an existing TV show.
30-minute Spec Scripts
Teleplays in this category must be based off of a currently airing 30-minute TV show, such as: Veep, Silicon Valley, Black-ish, Master of None, etc.
1-hour Original Pilots
Teleplays in this category are 1-hour original pilots, and are not based off of an existing TV show.
1-hour Spec Scripts
Teleplays in this category must be based off of a currently airing 1-hour TV show, such as: Story of Us, Orange is The New Black, Better Call Saul, The Ozarks, Mr. Robot, iZombie, etc.
Limited Series or Mini-Series Scripts
Teleplays for limited series such as Big Little Lies and The Night Of.
Anthology Series Scripts
Teleplays for anthology series such as Fargo, American Horror Story and True Detective
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2018
April 18, 2018: Quarter-finalists announced on Stage 32
May 2, 2018: Semi-Finalists announced on Stage 32
May 16, 2018: Finalists announced on Stage 32
May 30, 2018: Winners will be announced on Stage 32
If you've opted for script coverage with your entry, you will be emailed your coverage once the winners are announced.