Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship

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Introducing the Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship 

Stage 32 Happy Writers is partnering up with the Writers Assistant Network to introduce an incredible opportunity for working TV writers' assistants and support staff. Stage 32 and WAN are teaming up with agents and managers from over a dozen agencies and management companies to create a three month fellowship for ten aspiring TV writers. These agents and managers have created this group to mine for new talent. Eight of the ten spots will be assigned to writers currently working as writers’ assistants or other support staff on TV's hottest shows, and two of these seats will be dedicated exclusively to Stage 32 Members.

Plus, what's even more exciting, even though the group meets in L.A., you don't have to be from L.A. in order to qualify! We are opening 2 seats - one for a writer who lives in or around L.A., and one for a writer who lives anywhere in the world. If you are chosen and you live outside of L.A., you will be able to be part of this group by attending the meetings each week virtually!

This is a one of a kind opportunity! 

 

Who's Involved

This group will be overseen by 13 execs from the leading agencies and management companies. 

 

Who's Eligible

Stage 32 is looking for two talented, collaborative and passionate TV writers to take these two coveted seats. We will be choosing one writer who lives in or around LA and one writer from anywhere in the world (who will be participating in the sessions virtually). You do not have to be working on a TV show currently to qualify for one of these two seats. 

 

How to Submit

Submit your 1 hour or 30 minute TV pilot for consideration. The top 10 submissions will get an interview with the heads of the Writers Assistant Network before the winners are picked.

 

About the Fellowship

Winners will be announced at the beginning of March and the group will start meeting shortly after. The group will meet Sunday evenings for 12 weeks from approximately 7:00 PM PST - 11:00 PM PST. At your first group, you will meet all of the participating executives, as well as your fellowship writing peers. Each week you will work with your group to develop your pilot. During the second half of the 12 weeks, you will also be mentored by working TV writers and writer-producers. At the end of the 12 weeks, you will present your finished product to the executives for representation consideration.

 

NOTE: There is a fair and transparent system in place to manage productivity and attendance to ensure everyone is pulling his or her weight. Anyone failing to do so will be removed from the group and ineligible to participate in further activities. Before submitting, please make sure you are ready to be in a professional atmosphere that. Our two winners will be put in a spotlight for 12 weeks under the guidance of top agents and managers. This opportunity is only for driven, passionate and dedicated aspiring TV writers.

 

 


Contest Prizes

Winner Announcements

February 10th, 2016: semi-finalists announced on Stage 32

February 24th, 2016: Finalists announced on Stage 32

March 2nd, 2016: Winners will be announced on Stage 32

2 Grand Prize Winners

  • 2 coveted seats in the Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship 12 Week Group overseen by execs from 12 companies!

Contest Deadlines

Deadline Extended to MovieBytes.com Members Only!

Friday, Feb 5 - 11:59 PM PST

Submission fee: $39.20


Contest Judges


Contest Rules

Void where prohibited by law.

Adults only can enter.

Entrant agrees to Stage32.com terms and conditions.

The Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.

All semi-finalists, quarter-finalists and finalists are determined by our judges.

Entrant must not have received compensation totaling over $25,000 USD for television or motion picture writing, options or sales.

There is no limit to the number of teleplays an Entrant can enter. The same teleplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.

Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

Teleplay Rules

Teleplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.

Teleplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights.

The rights to the Entrant’s teleplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

Entrant’s teleplay must not have been produced or have won any contests.

After a teleplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

Only TV scripts are accepted. No features or shorts.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.


Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 10 Stage 32 Finalists!!! Two lucky writers will be selected from this list to participate in this exciting fellowship:

 

 

EDEN SNOW Oliver White

FOXTROT CHARLIE Sebastian Smeureanu

GEISHAS April Shih

HOTEL MANANA Frank Gaydos & Mark Saunders

MAUI FIREFIGHTERS: "THE ISLANDS CALL" Jana J. Zinser

PLAYING GOD Paul R. Puri

PLEDGED Joey Hargrove

RAP MAGAZINE Timothy Offor

THE EXOTIC DETECTIVE Joseph Downey

THE RELIEF Ross Denyer

 

 

We are excited to share the semi finalists for the Stage 32 Happy Writers / Writers Assistant Network TV Fellowship! The amount of talent from the submissions was incredible. We congratulate all the writers who made it into the semi finalists!

 

A CONSUMING FIRE Chris Phillips

ACROSS THE LINE Heidi Putallaz

DEST INSTITUTE/LOOPHOLE Gene Ivan Kireev

DIVISION Kathryn Rushent

EDEN SNOW Oliver White

FOXTROT CHARLIE Sebastian Smeureanu

GEISHAS April Shih

HOTEL MANANA Frank Gaydos & Mark Saunders

IMMACULATE Colleen Scriven

LEARNING TO FALL Mandy Newton

MAUI FIREFIGHTERS: "THE ISLANDS CALL" Jana J. Zinser

MINDWALKERS Christine McVie

PLAYING GOD Paul R. Puri

PLEDGED Joey Hargrove

POLICY Effie Michelle Metallidis

RAP MAGAZINE Timothy Offor

ROCK N ROLL SUICIDE Robert Attenweiler

ROYALTY Thomas Michael LaRocco

SNAKE CHARMER: "HORIZONS" Peter Elliott

SUMMER Paul Zarou

THE BORDERLANDS Kathryn Lassiter Shaw

THE DEMON BUREAU: "DEMON NO. 1" Mike Donald 

THE EXOTIC DETECTIVE Joseph Downey

THE RELIEF Ross Denyer

THE SYNDICATE Andrew Gilchrist

THE TWELVE Jennifer Cacicio 

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE "A HOME" Frank Richard Rogala

THREADS Dorothy Pecoraro Bertram

TWIN BED DIARIES Toby Herman

 

 

 

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