Hank Isaac’s LILAC Wins 3 IndieFEST Awards!

Kudos to frequent TVWriter™ contributor for making a very big score!


He’ll be back on the site later this week with more about the making of this selfsame LILAC.

Who loves ya, baby?

The Writers Guild of America, West’s Take on Net Neutrality


TVWriter™ Top Posts for the Week Ending 2/27/15


Here they are, the most viewed TVWriter™ posts during the past week:

TV Writing Master Class from HELIX Showrunner

Peggy Bechko: Writers Facing Conflict

Peggy Bechko: Writing, Solitude, and Us (Writers)

Cara Winter: The Anglo Files 12: The Honourable Woman

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

And our most viewed resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline



The Teleplay


Big thanks to everyone for making this such a great week, and don’t forget to read what you missed, re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!

2015 People’s Pilot Early Bird Entry Discount Ends Sunday Night


A quick heads-up for everybody planning to enter TVWriter™’s 2015 People’s Pilot Competition. (Which, as we’ve said before should be all of you because getting your career started is a wonderful thing.)

The regular price for the PP is $50/entry, but our Early Bird Discount cuts that by 30% to $35 if you enter by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 1, 2015.

This doesn’t mean you have to upload your entry by that date. You can hold onto it or finish it or revise it up to the very last minute entries will be accepted – 11:59 pm Pacific Time, June 1, 2015.

Sign in for your 2015 PEOPLE’S PILOT Early Bird Entry HERE.

Find out more about the People’s Pilot, one of the oldest and most respected writing contests on the web – including its rules, prizes, et al – HERE

Remember – as an Entrant, Semi-Finalist, Finalist, or of course Winner you’ll be in the august company of previously unknown writers who are, or over the past few years have been, on the staffs of CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO FIRE, PERSON OF INTEREST, THE WALKING DEAD, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, GREY’S ANATOMY, ROME, NTSF:SD:SUV, KILLER WOMEN, ANIMAL PRACTICE, THE LEFTOVERS, FX’s upcoming THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, and more.

Break a leg!

The Most Popular Words in This Year’s TV Pilot Pitches

We know this is true cuz we found the pic at the Hollywood Reporter. And they never lie over there. Nevah!


One problem: There isn’t a word here that would make anybody we know fall in love with a show. Whatever happened to High Concept?

POWERPUFF GIRLS Reboot Scheduled for 2016


by Team TVWriter News Service

This is important news to us cuz we grew up with these tough little bitches, a word we’re using in – we swear! – the absolutely best, most positive sense it can have. The original show was awesome, and we’re counting on this to be even better.

Here’s what its P.R. team has to say:

Slated for a 2016 launch, The Powerpuff Girls reboot will include an all-new television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios and a full licensing program slated to roll out across all regions.

One of the network’s most enduring original series, The Powerpuff Girls, which debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998, earned two Emmy Awards, five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run.

The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes — Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup — whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime. Emmy and BAFTA award winner Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) is on board as executive producer.

What’s that? You’re wondering about the writing? Oh, well, erm, uh…hey, look, it’s the Powerpuff Girls! At Cartoon Network! With a producer who runs the hell out of ADVENTURE TIME. Nothing to worry about here, right?