Even the Writers Guild Understands How Important Contests Have Become

…Especially for TV writers:

I got the above email yesterday and really was amazed that the WGAw has actually been holding a contest – for members only – for four years. It took me completely by surprise.

To be sure, this email isn’t exactly using the word “contest,” but let’s be real here. “[W]riters selected as honorees have found the experience beneficial to their writing careers” is another way of saying, “Winning (or being among those whose work got a gold star) has been good for the winners,” is it not?

Unfortunately, this Not-A-Contest won’t help non-WGAers. But there are alternatives. Including a certain PEOPLE’S PILOT and its sister contest, the SPEC SCRIPTACULAR, which have been going since 2000 and 2002 respectively. I really hope you’ll check ’em out.



About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.