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Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

UPDATE 10/5/15

Congratulations to these writers who have made it as one of the top 10 finalists of the Industry Insider Television Writing Contest!

The 10 finalists are:

Liz Hersey - Mello Drama
Sam Higgins - Fairy Tales
David Whitcroft - Colony 8
Dawn Wise - Gate City
Stephen Potts - Shrink Proof
Katie Hennicke - Tenure
Russell Ward & Scott Miller - Atomic City
Ben Basso - Freetown
David Kushner - The Circuit
Rick DeMille - Exiles and Empires

UPDATE 8/14/15

Join us as we congratulate the 50 semi-finalists of the third round of the Industry Insider Television Writing Contest!

Brandon StieferLa Frontera
Benito SelimTestify
Leslie DanonDamned Miracles
Lily SkinnerThe Song of Burt
Justin Fox - Time Flies
Michelle Deni Malouf - …And Scene
David Whitcroft Colony 8
Costi GurguAlien Contact For Dummies
David CrosmanTime Suck
Amanda DawsonHubbell’s
Ben BassoFreetown
La’Chris JordanPiney Ridge
Brittany LittleThe Awakened
Rick MeyerPeril
Rob RaffetyMuck
Cheri Redgrave Shooting Sundusky
Tiffany Yarde – Untitled
Amanda Morad Black & Blue
Liane LanfordSecond Hand
Stephen PottsShrink Proof
Rick DeMilleExiles and Empires
Dawn WiseGate City
Ben TannousSolitaire
Thomas EmsonIsle of the Mighty
Katie HennickeTenure
Chris Andrews If I Ruled The World
Gretchen SomerfieldBeard
Jericho ChristianUnder God’s Big Sky
Russell Ward and Scott MillerAtomic City
Liz HerseyMello Drama
Mike GriffinD.I.V.A.
Tony Boland The Kill List
Pete YoungOillies
Julianne WargrenUxantia
Jenn Dlugos & Charlie Hatton – Magicland
Nicole Santolo Wheels
Casey Hamilton - Judys
George PetersenCorky Carroll’s 100% True Surf Stories
Roy McMullenComfort Zone
David KushnerCircuit
Christine McVie Mindwalkers
Michelle HipplerSeattle Freeze
Simone Di Pomazio Doc of Minds
Sam HigginsFairy Tales
Katie WynnCrime After Time
Courtney Michael – Untitled
Carolyn CarpenterSteps
Lorrie MeyerPeligro
Sarah K. MossBosco’s Pizza
Patric Cambra The Pink Derby

Contest Details

Do you have the next TV Pilot that management and production company Anonymous Content wants? Enter The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest today!

Some of today’s most exciting storytelling happens on the small screen. From dramas like Homeland, Mad Men and Breaking Bad to comedies like The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family, television has evolved to become the writer’s realm, where the most talented scribes rule season after season.

Sound like a dream job? Then get ready for your chance to break in to the dynamic world of writing for TV!

The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest is a one-of-a-kind competition that offers every entrant the unique chance to learn about the Industry, while also creating and writing a television pilot script.

Here’s how it works:

  • Download and fill out our exclusive free TV Pilot Kit, including Show Proposal and Character Relationship worksheets along with illustrated examples.
  • Submit your Pilot Kit to be judged by a panel of Industry pros. The top 50 semi-finalists win attendance to our exclusive TV Pilot Boot Camp: Designing The Series webinar (a $200 value!)
  • Those 50 semi-finalists have one month to write the first draft of their pilots. Judges will narrow down the pool to 10 finalists.
  • The top 10 finalists enter into our ScriptXpert Story Specialists mentoring program, where they will polish their pilot and create a Show Bible.
  • The final projects are submitted to a panel of judges and a winner is selected.
  • The lucky winner of the Industry Insider Television Writing Contest receives unparalleled Industry experience, a meeting with Anonymous Content (True Detective, The Knick) and other Industry Insiders and much more.

This is your opportunity to learn about TV writing from some of the Industry’s A-list scribes, while also developing your own storytelling abilities. With those skills in place, just imagine the new opportunities you can create for yourself in the competitive world of screenwriting.

Sign up to participate in the Industry Insider TV Writing Contest Now!

The Industry Insider TV Writing Contest is sponsored by Write Brothers software

Write Brothers provides cutting-edge software for writers looking to advance their craft.  Movie Magic Screenwriter will format your screenplay to industry standards while Dramatica and Outline 4D will guide you through the story creation and outlining process.

Looking for the regulations and answers to specific questions? Check out the Industry Insider Television Writing Contest's Rules and FAQs.

Contest Closed

Contest Details:

  • Contest Begins: March 1, 2015
  • Early Deadline: April 30, 2015
  • Early Fee: $40
  • Standard Deadline: June 30, 2015
  • Standard Fee: $50
  • Extended Deadline: July 30, 2015
  • Extended Fee: $75
  • Semi-Finalists Announced: August 2015
  • Finalists Announced: October 2015
  • Mentoring Begins: October 2015
  • Mentoring Completes: January 2016
  • Winner Announced: January 2016
  • Meetings: February 2016

Congratulations to Richard Valentine as the 2014 Winner of The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

Top Ten 2014 Finalists

  • Richard Valentine – The Exorcists
  • Ray Wong & Kevin Wright – Blank Slate
  • Luther M. Mace – The Ex-Factor
  • Brenda Arocho – Ivy Crypt
  • Kathlene McGovern – Delaney
  • J.A. Romo – Ghosts
  • Alice Charles – The Boyfriend Project
  • Wes Meilandt, Nathan Bayne and Tim Black – Expiration Date
  • Melissa Dearr – Apocalypse
  • T.J. Walker & Roxanne Wilder – Kick

Congratulations to writing partners David Kushner and Joshua Bullock as they are the 2013 Winners of The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

Top Ten 2013 Finalists

  • Keith Hendrick – Red Square
  • Joshua Bullock & David Kushner – The (212)
  • Kurt Conety – Absolved
  • Kathlene McGovern – MisSpeaks
  • Doug Penikas – Houdini: The Untold Adventures
  • Mary Krell-Oishi – ABCD
  • Elizabeth B. Hooker – Young Will
  • Justin Fox – Maddock & Brooks
  • Ed Gaffney – Unpunished
  • Katie Hennicke – The Pits