It's almost the most magical time of the year. You know what I'm talking about. All the bright lights, the festive decorations. That's right!

Pilot season.

Which means we're happy to announce our 4th Annual TV Writing Contest! Stage 32 contests, simply put, are the best in the industry - giving you unparalleled opportunity for exposure.

TV is bigger than ever, streaming has allowed more original voices to be broadcast around the world and with the future holding opportunity in an unnamed company's new streaming platform (rhymes with Bisney), there's no doubt going to be an even greater call for excellent TV writers and original shows!

No matter what format you write in – sitcom, drama, serialized, procedural, mini-series, limited series – we want your work! All 30 and 60 minute original pilots are eligible. NO SPECS OF PRE-EXISTING SHOWS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

This year our grand prize winner will be flown to LA to meet with executives from:

Disney-ABC (Scandal, The Conners)
Emmy-winning HBO's Veep
Rosey TV (AMC's Hell on Wheels)
Industry Entertainment (Amazon's The Other F Word)
Reel One Entertainment (SyFy's Haven, Sundance Channel's Cleverman)
The Cartel (Writers on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Psych, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Newsroom)
Paper Plane Entertainment (Founderd by former UTA TV executive)
Development Executive for Facebook's Paging Dr. Patel
PLUS! All finalists will have their loglines sent out to our extensive list of executives.

So come join in the festivities, and get your scripts out there before staffing season begins!

OUR TRACK RECORD
We pride ourselves in giving our writers exclusive and direct access with industry decision makers. In 4 years, our contests have produced numerous writers who have been signed, optioned, produced or placed on television writing staffs! We work diligently for our winners to make sure they have every chance to take their careers to the next level!

The first 3 years of our TV contest provided the following success stories:

-Heidi Nyburg was signed by Sonia Gambaro from Pollinate Entertainment and met for development meetings with Norman Lear and Peter Horton's production companies, and is now meeting with AMC!
-Scott Waldvogel and Matt DeMartini - signed with Gotham Group and APA.
-Duane Piedmont signed with Kaplan-Stahler and Heroes and Villains Entertainment.
-Danny Baram was mentored by Mickey Fisher (Extant – Steven Spielberg).

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Flight to Los Angeles to meet with executives from Disney-ABC, HBO's Veep, Rosey TV, The Cartel, Industry Entertainment, Paper Plane Entertainment, and Reel One Entertainment.
Logline sent to over 500 industry executives, managers, agents and producers
Script title and logline listed on Stage 32

2ND PLACE / RUNNER UP

Two Skype meetings with an industry executive
Logline sent to over 500 industry executives, managers, agents and producers
Script development notes from a Stage 32 executive
2 Stage 32 Happy Writers online pitch sessions
Free Stage 32 Next Level Webinar
Script title and logline listed on Stage 32

ALL FINALISTS

Will have their loglines shared with over 500 industry executives, managers, agents and producers

ENTRANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Void where prohibited by law.

This Stage 32 Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.

Entrant agrees to Stage32.com terms and conditions.

This Stage 32 Contest is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.

All quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, finalists and winners are subjectively determined by our judges.

There is no limit to the number of screenplays an Entrant can enter. The same screenplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.

Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

No waivers are available for this contest.

SCREENPLAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.

The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document. Submissions with and without title pages are accepted.

Short film scripts or feature length scripts will be disqualified.

Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights. Neither Stage 32 nor its judges investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.

BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE ENTRANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND STAGE 32 LLC, BLACK AND BLUE LLC, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.