Don't touch that dial! The biggest TV writing contest of the year is back !

The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood to have private one-on-one meetings with some of the most prolific writers, producers, literary managers and executives from top television companies including NBC’s Peacock, Ramo Law, St. Amos Productions, Universal-based Captivate Entertainment, Untitled Entertainment, Warner Bros.-based Wolper Org., Schulman Management,The Coronel Group and more!

ALL Finalists will not only receive exposure to our incredible panel of Television mentors, but they will also have their titles and loglines featured in the Stage 32's industry Look Book which will be sent to over 500 executives and professionals who work directly with Stage 32. If an executive requests your script or a meeting with you, we will facilitate!

Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Sandburg said, "The impact of television on our culture is...indescribable.There’s a certain sense in which it is nearly as important as the invention of printing.”

Television continues to experience its Golden Age as a multitude of new streamers and premium networks emerge, while existing networks continue to take greater creative and commercial risks with exciting original ideas. Across all platforms, formats and genres, content creators for television are on the cutting edge of the industry’s evolution. Comedies like SCHITT’S CREEK, GLOW and THE GOOD PLACE challenge us to be better humans in the most earnest ways possible. Dramas like HANDMAID’S TALE, EUPHORIA and LOVECRAFT COUNTRY demand we take a good, hard look at the world around us. PEN15, STRANGER THINGS and SEX EDUCATION trust us right back into our childhoods with equal parts charm and horror. TV is bolder than before, the casts more diverse and, now thanks to streaming services, there are options aplenty.

There have never been as many opportunities for television writers to find an audience, but that also means it is harder than ever to break out from an overly crowded market. Which is why...

Stage 32 is thrilled to announce our 6th Annual Television Writing Contest!

At Stage 32, we work tirelessly to pave the way for groundbreaking and undiscovered television writers all over the world! Our goal is to tear down the barriers that keep new television writers from achieving their dreams! Whether you write series, limited series, multi-camera sitcoms, or single-camera we want to see your best TV pilot!

Our writers boldly go where no man - or woman - have gone before! Previous Stage 32 contest winners have been signed by companies including 3 Arts, Verve, Paradigm, The Cartel, Energy Entertainment, Gotham Group, APA, Kaplan-Stahler Agency and Heroes & Villains Entertainment.

The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Los Angeles to meet with executives from:

20th Century Fox Television
ABC Studios
The Cartel Management
Energy Entertainment Management
Emmy-winning HBO's Veep
Untitled Entertainment/Rosey TV
Industry Entertainment (Amazon's The Other F Word)
Paper Plane Entertainment (Founderd by former UTA TV executive)
Good Fear Film + Management
Zero Gravity Management
Smart Entertainment
PLUS! All finalists will have their loglines sent out to our extensive list of executives.

Stage 32 contests offers screenwriters unprecedented access to some of the industries leading industry players who are launching careers and getting projects made!

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).

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.

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