2014 SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Winners

20th Spec Scriptacular Winners

For contest ending December 1, 2014

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1st Place: RICK AND MORTY: CRIME AND PUNISHRICK by Michael Kellner

2nd Place:THE JETSONS: POOR WIDDLE WABBIT by James H. Kelly

3rd Place: NURSE JACKIE: EVERYTHING I TOUCH IS FUCKED by Cara Rothenberg

ACTION/DRAMA/DRAMEDY

1st Place: HANNIBAL: BREAD & WATER by Angela Berliner

2nd Place: SUPERNATURAL: WISH UPON A STAR by Zoé Denis

3rd Place: SCANDAL: THE GOOD SHEPHERD by Jeane Wong

TV MOVIE/SCREENPLAY/SPECIAL

1st Place: CONSEQUENCES by Robert Frostholm

2nd Place: ERASED by Scott M. Richter

3rd Place: DRIVEN by Gerald Cote

The only way to describe these nine scripts is: Wonderful. Fully five of them scored over 9 points on our 10 point scale, and the others were in the very high 8s. All three of the 1st Place finishers, in fact, and two of the 2nd Placers, finished in the top ten All-Time Spec Scriptacular Top Scores. Which makes them part of the ten best in the decade and a half this contest has been held.

A showbiz old pro might give a little smile and say, “Not bad” to all this. But that would be because they were masking the absolute awe such an achievement brings.  To put it another way, LB and the rest of the TVWriter™ Gang consider every one of the scripts above to be, simply, brilliant. And brilliance is what they needed in order to finish ahead of another remarkable pack of entries which, overall, has been the best yet.

In the next few days LB will be contacting all the Spec Scriptacular Winners to tell you how to claim your prizes, and he swears that in about a week (well, maybe a bit more depending on, you know, all the things meeting deadlines can depend on) he’ll post his personal observations about the results.

After that, all entrants should start receiving your free Feedback, but please remember that the operative phrase here is “start receiving” because of the volume of people to be contacted. Please give us a few weeks before emailing TVWriter™ in panic because your Feedback hasn’t arrived yet, okay?

Speaking of timetables, we’d like to remind you that the 2015 People’s Pilot will be opening for entries in mere days. The exact date is February 1st, and if you’d like to receive a substantial discount on your entry fee – 30% – February would be a very good time to send in that fee. You can always finish and polish and upload your People’s Pilot script any time after that till the Dread Deadline date of June 1st.

Congratulations to all the Winners for their outstanding work and to everybody who entered for coming so very, very close. Your friends here at TVWriter™ want you to know that you’re the best!