1st Scene TV PILOT Screenplay Reading: Blue Violet, by Tyler Gooch

When the most popular band in the world passes away the manager must continue the band with replacements.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
KINGSTON (M): Geoff Mays
JOEL/TREVOR (M): Shawn Devlin
BRIAN/JASPER (M): Allan Michael Brunet

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TV PILOT 1st Scene Screenplay: Mary’s Place, by David Bruinooge

When the longtime piano player of Mary’s Place, a gay NYC piano bar, unexpectedly dies on the job, four diverse twentysomething regulars, who are also Broadway wannabes, are tasked to find his replacement and do so in the most unlikely of people – a straight and struggling rock-and-roll musician whose gay father schooled him in the Broadway classics.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
BUTCH/DRUNK CUSTUMER (M): Bill Poulin
IRWIN (M) Sean Ballantyne
HARPER (F): Victoria Urquhart
SAM (F): Kyana Teresa
NAOMI (F): Alicia Ryan

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TV PILOT Best Scene Screenplay: KARA, by Nathan Allen

Kara Yunjoo Liebowitz is your average Jewish Korean-adoptee in Texas – effervescent, insecure, ravaged by adolescence, obsessed with Ezra Miller, and ashamed of the Korean heritage that sets her apart from her Jewish community. Kara finds her way to self-love and acceptance on the road to her Bat Mitzvah, accompanied by the memories of her beloved Orthodox Grandfather, Zeyde, and a newfound relationship with the last person in the world she wants to see – her birth mother.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
KARA (F): Cassandra Guthrie
JENNIFER (F): Victoria Urquhart
ADAM/SAMPSON (M): Shawn Devlin

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TV Pilot 1st Scene Reading: Flight Of The Red Flower, by Nathan Allen

1838: A Chinese girl escapes her home with a disgraced Foreign smuggler after the murder of her husband, triggering an international drug war that will destroy the Chinese Empire, kill millions, and reshape the history of the world forever. Jin, the only daughter of China’s richest man, escapes her marriage and elopes with an American opium smuggler, igniting a war that will change the world.

CAST LIST:

Cantonese Captain/Soldier (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Harvey (M): Scott Beaudin
Daizong (M): Steve Rizzo
Vivec (M): Bill Poulin

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TV Festival Testimonial – May 16 2020

Screenwriter Kayla Kristofco (BOJACK HORSEMAN)

I was just looking around for festivals that would accept spec scripts, and I was also looking for a festival that would provide feedback. I thought that the feedback I got was very helpful and encouraging. There were concrete examples of areas in which I can improve. I will definitely use the advice for future screenplays.

Watch the Screenplay Reading;

Overview: One of the best things about this script is that you were willing to take chances and they certainly paid off. Bojack, Princess Carolyn, Diane, and Todd are at the core of this episode. Each begins with very different expectations and perspectives than they end with and the overall plotline is something that fans will immediately connect with.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Andrea Irwin Irwin Irwin

Waiter: Thomas Fournier
Mr. Peanutbutter: Jolly Amaoko
Diane: Delphine Roussel
Bojack Annaleigh: Steven Holmberg
Princess Carolyn: Katelyn Varadi
Todd: Logan Forsyth Freeman

TV Festival Best Scene Reading of BILLIONS TV show, by Marcus Russell

Axe is in danger of losing the number one spot on the Forbes magazine rich list, the investor he needs to win decides to invest with Taylor Mason Capital, with Chuck’s help.

CAST LIST:

Senior: Ted Powers
Patrick: Gabriel Darku
Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Alex: Matt Schichter
Chuck: Sean Ballantyne
Wendy: Miriam Capper

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TV Festival Best Scene Reading: HUSH, by Samantha Loney

A psychologist, back from maternity leave, is asked to review the mental state of a former FBI agent, who is brought back to solve a case that destroyed her career and home life.

Can you be a woman and have it all?

CAST LIST:

Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Retired Man: Ted Powers

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Top TV Festival Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 18 screenplays in total.

7 Best Scene Readings:

TV Best Scene Script Reading: Libertine, by Michael Mizrahi & Zoe Warncke
https://tvfestival.org/2019/12/18/tv-best-scene-script-reading-libertine-by-michael-mizrahi-zoe-warncke/

TV Best Scene Script Reading: A Guide To Basic Politics, by Hiram Alexander Orozco
https://tvfestival.org/2019/12/18/tv-best-scene-script-reading-a-guide-to-basic-politics-by-hiram-alexander-orozco/

TV Festival Best Scene Reading: PERMUTATION, by Marcus Russell
https://tvfestival.org/2019/10/08/tv-festival-best-scene-reading-permutation-by-marcus-russell/

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: Death Of A Revolutionary, by Marshall Ferrin
https://tvfestival.org/2019/10/08/best-scene-screenplay-reading-death-of-a-revolutionary-by-marshall-ferrin/

TV Best Scene Reading of The Lives of Our Time by Mike Gallagher
https://tvfestival.org/2019/01/22/tv-best-scene-reading-of-the-lives-of-our-time-by-mike-gallagher/

Best Scene Screenplay Reading of My Life with Lukas by Eric A. Walters
https://tvfestival.org/2019/01/22/best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-my-life-with-lukas-by-eric-a-walters/

TV PILOT 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Vapor, by Eric White
https://tvfestival.org/2019/07/16/tv-pilot-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-vapor-by-eric-white/

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8 TV SPEC Screenplays:

TV SPEC Screenplay Reading of RICK AND MORTY “Life of Morty”, by Daniel Richardson
https://tvfestival.org/2019/12/18/tv-spec-screenplay-reading-of-rick-and-morty-life-of-morty-by-daniel-richardson/

Winning TV SPEC Reading: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Spec) – “Opening Act”, by Danny Gendron
https://tvfestival.org/2019/10/20/winning-tv-spec-reading-the-marvelous-mrs-maisel-spec-opening-act-by-danny-gendron/

Winning TV Festival Spec Screenplay of BLACK-ISH “Keepin’ It Real Estate”, by Tammy Caplan
https://tvfestival.org/2019/10/07/winning-tv-festival-spec-screenplay-of-black-ish-keepin-it-real-estate-by-tammy-caplan/

Winning TV SPEC Screenplay Reading of CORPORATE, by Ger Greaney
https://tvfestival.org/2019/08/27/winning-tv-spec-screenplay-reading-of-corporate-by-ger-greaney/

TV SPEC Screenplay Reading: Schitt’s Creek, by Oscar Deng
https://tvfestival.org/2019/07/16/tv-spec-screenplay-reading-schitts-creek-by-oscar-deng/

TV SPEC Screenplay Reading of Brooklyn 99: The Amnesiac
https://tvfestival.org/2019/06/23/tv-spec-screenplay-reading-of-brooklyn-99-the-amnesiac/

TV SPEC Screenplay Reading of TRANSPARENT “Who’s Getting Ali”, by Horton Emory
https://tvfestival.org/2019/05/03/tv-spec-screenplay-reading-of-transparent-whos-getting-ali-by-horton-emory/

Winning TV SPEC Screenplay – THE MIDDLE – The Fancy Party by Julia Antuerpem
https://tvfestival.org/2019/01/30/winning-tv-spec-screenplay-the-middle-the-fancy-party-by-julia-antuerpem/


3 TV PILOT Readings:

Winning TV PILOT Screenplay Reading: Miracle Cove, by Al Cool
https://tvfestival.org/2019/09/12/winning-tv-pilot-screenplay-reading-miracle-cove-by-al-cool/

TV Screenplay Reading of THE RUMMY CLUB by Anoop Judge
https://tvfestival.org/2019/01/29/tv-screenplay-reading-of-the-rummy-club-by-anoop-judge/

TV Screenplay Reading: RUN! RUN! RUN! – THE LIVES OF ABBIE HOFFMAN by Michael J. Shapiro
https://tvfestival.org/2019/01/29/tv-screenplay-reading-run-run-run-the-lives-of-abbie-hoffman-by-michael-j-shapiro/

TV Best Scene Script Reading: Libertine, by Michael Mizrahi & Zoe Warncke

A young lawyer recovering from an abusive childhood and addiction is ill-equipped to cope with the relentless demands of work, love and family, when she takes a radical step into an underground kinky society to moonlight as a dominatrix reclaiming control of her own life.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Kat Smiley
Zoe: Pascale Behrman

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TV Best Scene Script Reading: A Guide To Basic Politics, by Hiram Alexander Orozco

After feeling inspired by voting in a local election, Katherine Herrera decides to run for Mayor of McAllen and enlists the help of her unfulfilled, unhappy, and unqualified millennial friends to launch her campaign and get her elected. Headstrong and determined, a mixture of Leslie Knope and Selina Meyer, she dives straight into the world of local politics. What could go wrong?

CAST LIST:

Child: David Rowan
Abbot: Thomas Fournier
Narration: Kat Smiley
Katherine: Aimee Poulin
Tessa: Jillian Robinson

Mother: Pascale Behrman

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch