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    Scriptapalooza TV deadline April 15th

    Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition

    Hey all you TV writers, this is your chance to change the way you watch TV!

    Scriptapalooza TV has seen major success in their 12 years.

    - 2 writers won Emmys
    - Andrew Colville wins WGA award
    - Scott Gray wins WGA award
    - Finalist writes for Comedy Central
    - numerous writers have gotten agents, managers and meetings

    for the most recent headlines:
    http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com/recentheadlines.htm

    for an application:
    https://gochargeit.mywebteam.com/scr...looza/form.asp

    for a list of the producers that are onboard:
    http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com/participants.htm

    DEADLINE April 15th

    Accepting pilots, sitcoms, one hour dramas and reality shows.

    www.scriptapaloozaTV.com

    323.654.5809 office
    info@scriptapalooza.com

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    Senior Member Diane Theron's Avatar
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    Did anyone apply? Sounds interesting - wish I had seen this before now!

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    I couldn't write a script if someone put a gun to my head.

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    Senior Member Diane Theron's Avatar
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    Actually Jena - it is almost easier. You can sculpture the characters much easier than in a book.

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    Some people are scriptwriters. Some people are novelists. Very few do both and I'm one of 'em who doesn't. But I have to admit, what I love almost as much as I love books are movies. I don't just sit and watch them; I pay close attention to the shots, the transitions, the use of color, etc.... Maybe I'll be a director when I grow up.

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    Senior Member Diane Theron's Avatar
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    I think you have hit the nail on the head. I am really struggling with my fiction novel - am rather going to try do it as a script. I can see my characters in my head and can visualise all that they are going through but have been finding that my writting feels wooden. I have written a couple of scripts - for courses and such and it just rolled off easily. I think I took it for granted that it was just easier. But maybe that is where my thing is. Thank you for making me think about this!

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    Diane, at the risk of irritating you, I have to suggest that you don't use the phrase "fiction novel." It is redundant, and if used in a query will mark you as a beginner. Just say novel. All novels are fiction.

    As to screenwriting being easier than other forms of writing, it only looks that way because the finished product does not reveal all the homework that went into it. The research and outlining can be very time consuming and challenging. It isn't enough to create characters. You have to present a solid storyline in 120 pages or so. A well-written screenplay is as complex as a novel. My favorite screenplay to suggest to writers is A Beautiful Mind, by Akiva Goldsman. It reads like poetry in some places, while creating real tension in the storyline and deep characters. Check it out - I believe you can find it online.

    Regarding Scriptapalooza, I participated once, years ago, in the screenplay competition, not the tv. Got to the 2nd or 3rd round, I can't remember which. I wouldn't do it again, but I don't tell other folks not to.

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    Senior Member Diane Theron's Avatar
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    Hi Leslee - not irritated at all! I just used the term "fiction novel" because I wasn't talking about my I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE.

    Thanks for the heads-up - I will look for the link for sure.

    Out of curiosity - why wouldn't you try them again?

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    I'm kind of past the point of participating in contests. I didn't mean that it was a bad experience. I don't think I'd get involved with any writing contest now.

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    Senior Member Diane Theron's Avatar
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    Oh.. I didn't take too much note that it is a writing competition - I focussed on the "Accepting pilots, sitcoms, one hour dramas and reality shows." I have to stop multi tasking!

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