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Announcing the Grand Prize Winners for PILOT LAUNCH!

by John - updated on March 7, 2015

ScreenCraft and Script Chix are thrilled to announce the grand prize winners for the PILOT LAUNCH TV Script Contest!  We'd like to extend our thanks to our contest partners and to all our entrants for making this first annual contest so successful.  It's extremely gratifying to help emerging screenwriters gain industry recognition for their talent.  Our contest prize sponsor, TheWrap, announced the news today. Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners Vanessa King (Drama) and SB Edwards (Comedy)!   Read more about the winners in TheWrap's announcement here.

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Also in the news: contest runners-up Jeffrey Pfeiffer, who signed with manager Lee Stobby at Caliber Media, and Ashley Charbonnet, who had her pilot MAHOGANY HALL optioned by Under the Stairs Entertainment! The winners will receive:

  • Round-trip flight to Los Angeles!
  • 2-night stay at Hollywood’s historic Culver Hotel which has been featured in many TV shows and movies and has hosted such legendary residents as Clark Gable, Mickey Rooney, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Buster Keaton and Frank Sinatra!
  • Lunch meeting with TV network executive on a studio lot!
  • Coffee meeting with a TV literary agent from one of the big five agencies (WME, CAA, UTA, ICM, Paradigm)
  • Lunch or dinner with Literary Manager Lee Stobby of Caliber Media!
  • Evening drinks meeting with consultants from Script Chix, ScreenCraft and a TV showrunner
  • 1 Day Pass at Universal Studios Theme Park
  • A Free Pass to The Great American Pitch Fest in June 2014, the largest pitch fest and networking event for screenwriters in the country!  $275 value!
  • One Year Free Subscription to The PowerGrid! The The Wrap's The PowerGrid is the first algorithmic tool to rank every player, project and company in the feature film business. $247 value!

 

Without further ado, here are the finalists:

  DRAMA

GRAND PRIZE: Deliver US by Vanessa King

1st PRIZE: Connexion by Scott Wascha

2nd PRIZE: Side by Side by Lily Blau

ADDITIONAL RUNNERS-UP (in alphabetical order by last name):

Stolen by Nancy Chan

Mahogany Hall by Ashley Charbonnet

Leviathan by Jeffrey Pfeiffer

Czar of Detroit by Guy Steele & Arthur Rains-McNally

Peril by Scott Wascha

COMEDY

GRAND PRIZE: Cannonball - SB Edwards

1st PRIZE: Black Sheep - Josh Sorokach

2nd PRIZE: My Three Boyfriends - Katie Mathewson

ADDITIONAL RUNNERS-UP (in alphabetical order by last name):

Proud Mary - Mary Conroy

Uniformed Grace - David Minaskanian

Wonder World - Desiree Proctor & Erica Harrell

Full-Time Dad - Scott Reynolds

MILFS - Carrie Stet

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