Showing posts with label Comedy Script Contest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Comedy Script Contest. Show all posts

Friday, February 25, 2011

Call for Submissions: FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest

Enter the 4th Annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest and submit your script for an original half-hour comedy series. One winner will receive $25,000 and a development deal with FOX. Twenty-five (25) Finalists will have their scripts evaluated by FOX for a possible development deal with the network and will receive NYTVF designation as 2011 Official Artists and be invited to the New York Television Festival, held in New York City in September 2011.

The New York Television Festival was founded in 2005 as the industry's first creative festival for television artists. The NYTVF works in partnership with networks, studios, brands and agencies to more effectively and efficiently deliver the best projects and showcase the most promising artists.

There is no fee to enter the script contest. There are a few dates to know before submitting:
  • April 4, 2011 - Script Submission period begins (at 12:00 noon ET)
  • April 18, 2011 - Script Submission period ends (at 12:00 noon ET)
  • On or about September 17, 2011 - 2011 FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest Winner is announced at the Festival Award Show
All scripts must be between 25 and 35 pages and in PDF format. For more information on the contest and how to submit scripts, please visit

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Steve Kaplan's Comedy Intensive

We just found out about this weekend intensive - looks like a good one to check out if you're wanting to write comedy:
Steve Kaplan's Comedy Intensive is returning to L.A. on Decmeber 4-5, 2010. The seminar is The Industry's #1 Course on Comedy, attracting top writers, producers, directors and executives from such companies as Dreamworks, Disney, Aardman Animation, NBC, Touchstone, ABC and more.
For almost 20 years, Steve Kaplan has been the industry's most respected and sought-after expert on comedy. In addition to being a regular consultant and script doctor to such companies as Disney, Dreamworks, HBO, Paramount and others, Steve has taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other top universities, and created the HBO Workspace and the HBO New Writers Program, teaching and mentoring some of the biggest writers, producers and directors in comedy today.
His former students' accomplishments are unmatched: They have been nominated for 43 Emmy Awards, 1 Academy Award, 3 Golden Globe Awards, 1 American Comedy Award, 6 Writers' Guild of America Awards and several others. They've WON 10 Emmys, 1 Oscar, 2 WGA Awards and the American Comedy Award. His Comedy Intensive offers proven and practical methods and principles that help you reveal and understand comedy from the inside out.
Whether you're writing a comedy screenplay, working on a sitcom script, or producing or directing a comedy film or television series, Steve Kaplan's Comedy Intensive is a must for any serious professional. It is ideal for screenwriters, TV writers, producers, directors and more.
Steve Kaplan's Comedy Intensive will be held on December 4 & 5, 2010 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel, located at 1755 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028. It will run from 9:30AM to 5:00PM on both days. There is a $325.00 registration fee for the seminar. Please visit for more information about the seminar and registration.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

LA Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition Deadline Approaching

For all you screenwriters out there, don't forget that the deadline for the L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition is November 2nd. Details below:

Editor/Contact Name : Jeannie Roshar
Contact E-Mail : jeannie[at]
Deadline Date (if any) : 02-Nov-2009
Publication Type :
Website URL : L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition
Genre(s) : Comedy Short Screenplays
Comedy Feature Screenplays
Half-Hour Comedy TV Pilot Scripts
Details : L.A. Comedy Scripts is now accepting submissions for the 2010 season!

The L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition is held in conjunction with the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival. Comedy screenwriters from around the world compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes, including travel, accommodations and two VIP passes to the festival in Los Angeles, CA.

In 2009, winning scripts were read and requested by some of the biggest names in the industry, including:

* The Gersh Agency
* Mosaic Media Group
* Benderspink
* Principato-Young Entertainment
* Generate
* Underground Films
* The Gold Company
* 3 Arts Entertainment
* Larger Than Life
* Stars Road Entertainment
* Manus Entertainment
* Gunn Films

So, you think you're funny? Submit your feature-length/short comedy screenplay or your half-hour comedy TV pilot script today! Regular Deadline: November 2nd, 2009.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

FC2 innovative fiction book contest

Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize, Sponsored by Fiction Collective Two (FC2) and American Book Review:


Type: Book Contest

Reading Fee: $25

Prize: The Prize includes $1,000 and publication by FC2, an imprint of the University of Alabama Press. In the unlikely event that no suitable manuscript is found among entries in a given year, FC2 reserves the right not to award a prize.

Deadline: Contest Open from August 15 - November 1.

Looking for: Collection of Short Stories, one or more novellas, or a novel.

Accepts: Submissions by mail only. Submit either TWO hardcopies of the manuscript, or ONE hardcopy and one Word file of the manuscript on a labeled CD.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Comedy Script Contest

The New York Television Festival announced the Fox-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. Contest opens on June 1st.

Contest Details:

The FOX- NYTVF Comedy Script Contest Official Premiere Network Sponsor Fox and Signature Sponsor Procter & Gamble Productions (PGP) have partnered with the New York Television Festival to present the second annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The contest once again invites aspiring television writers to enter their scripts for original half-hour comedy TV pilots for the opportunity to win $25,000 and a development deal with the network!

This year, the winning script will automatically receive consideration to be produced by Procter & Gamble Productions as a pilot with a first-look at the Fox network.

Scripts must present an original idea for a potential half-hour comedy series. All entries must be uploaded to the NYTVF Web site. Opening date for script submissions is June 1, 2009, and the submissions window will close on June 15 or at 1,500 entries, whichever comes first. Entry is free. For more information and official rules, visit