TV SPEC Performance Reading of IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA SHOW by Keith Black (plus interview

I came across the WILDsound Festival after I completed my Spec and received positive feedback from those I trusted to read it critically. I decided that it was time to take my writing more seriously, and WILDsound had tremendous reviews when it came to acquiring an agent/manager.

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Watch Reading of IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA TV Spec:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Lorry Ayers
DENNIS – Geoff Mays
MAC – Dan Cristofori
FRANK – Allan Brunet
CHARLIE – Adam Martignetti
DEE – Marsha Mason
SPANISH WOMAN – Victoria Kucher

Matthew Toffolo interviews winning writer Keith Black:

Matthew: What is your TV SPEC about?

Keith: ‘The Gang Commits Espionage’ is an Always Sunny in Philadelphia spec about the tumultuous management of the bar and the group as a whole. Desperate for order, they seek out different political practices in hopes of organizing their chaos, and proving who is best fit as their leader.

Matthew: Why does this script work and fit into the context of this TV show?

Keith: I believe this script is so well suited for “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” because it stays true to the characters personalities and their core values. Which are shrouded by their own self arrogance and misguided decision making.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

Keith: I have been writing scripts for about five years now. However I have been writing comedy for around 10-12 years. Anyone who knows me, knows that there is a little book in my pocket where I jot down inspiration on a daily basis.

Matthew: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Keith: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

Keith: “Artist” is a loosely defined term, so I will skirt the line in my answer. If I ever had the opportunity to write with Larry David, I believe I would be able to advance my talents to an entirely different level. His perception of the world parallels my own, and his talents far exceed them. I am sure I could learn a lot from him.

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

Keith: I have written four pilots and their corresponding second episodes, and two spec scripts. I also am currently in development of my fifth pilot and have over 60 comedy sketches for UCB and Groundlings shows prepared. Along with numerous stand up routines. The writing never stops.

Matthew: What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Keith: I have had the opportunity to work with some of the team from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and it was through their raw passion for comedy, and their willingness to test the boundaries of political correctness that I was inspired. I assumed that if I could match their skill, I would be able to prove my talent as a young writer.

Matthew: Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Keith: Writing for me is habitual. It is simply part of who I am now. I wake up, brush my teeth, jot down ideas, think about them throughout the day, come home and develop them if I still like them. The only way to advance is to be relentless in my pursuit and I believe I am.

Matthew: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Keith: Above all else, creating is my passion. Taking an idea, a random thought, and developing it into something people love and enjoy is what drives me. Since moving to LA in 2010, I have produced and assistant directed two feature films (PHIN and ToY), and have had the opportunity to produce over 2600 hours of live TV (NFL Network/FOX). Although these are not specific to writing, they are creative, and that is my core passion.

Matthew: What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

Keith: I came across the WILDsound Festival after I completed my Spec and received positive feedback from those I trusted to read it critically. I decided that it was time to take my writing more seriously, and WILDsound had tremendous reviews when it came to acquiring an agent/manager.

Matthew: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keith: The only advice I would feel just in sharing is to never stop writing. I am by no means where I desire myself to be as a writer, so I feel it’s slightly bold to delve out advice. However I am confident that those who relentlessly write, will become substantially better writers than their counterparts.

For me personally, my tastes exceed my skill set, but given time, and my relentless drive, those two will eventually meet. We can always get better, and the second you feel you’ve done your best, you limit your future potential. Success comes from failure, so embrace it.

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Watch Winning TV PILOT Performance Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch Winning TV SPEC Performance Readings:
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Watch Past Winning TV PILOT Reading: UP COUNTRY MOTORS:

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Read Today’s TV PILOT and Short Screenplay Loglines

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Read Today’s TV and Short Script Pitches:

Title: Crude Investigations Pilot Episode
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/crude_investigations_by_chris_roberts.html
Written by: Chris Roberts
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy

Title: Harrow
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/harrow_by_alex_price-wirth.html
Written by: Alex Price-Wirth
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Adventure, Historical, Fantasy

Title: Mr. Dick’s Neighborhood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mr_dicks_neighborhood_by_dani_renee.html
Written by: Dani Renee
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy

Title: WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY!
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/what_a_wonderful_family_by_elita_montini.html
Written by: ELITA MONTINI
Type: Short Screenplay
Genre: Comedy

Title: Renew
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/renew_by_rejesh_badsiwal.html
Written by: Rejesh Badsiwal
Type: Short Screenplay
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

Title: Working Late
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/working_late_by_jordan_goldstein.html
Written by: Jordan Goldstein
Type: Short Screenplay
Genre: Drama, Crime

Title: Stoneheart
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/stoneheart_by_olha_trofimchuk.html
Written by: Olha Trofimchuk
Type: Short Screenplay
Genre: Sci-Fi

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Deadline Today: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
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Watch FAUST – Winning TV Pilot Performance Reading

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Watch FAUST TV Pilot Reading:

Get to know writer Niel Thompson:
Watch Winning TV PILOT “FAUST” by Niel Thompson (plus interview)

SYNOPSIS:

Detective Amelia Faust is a wizard, the last wizard. It is her job to protect humanity from what is left of the supernatural. Abby is a young girl who can’t go home. She becomes Faust’s assistant. The two fight and defeat an ancient vampire, mummy queen and Faust decides to take Abby on as an apprentice.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
Faust – Krista Morin
Abby – Christina Aceto
Malchior – Allen Brunet
Amarete – Pip Dwyer
Donovan – Dan Fox
Ward – Ryan Anning

Read New TV PILOT Story Pitches

Read NEW TV Pilot Loglines from writers from all over the world

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Read NEW TV Pilot Loglines from writers from all over the world:

Title: Bruta
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/bruta_by_eric_irizarry.html
Written by: Eric Irizarry
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Crime, Mob, Drama

Title: The Relief
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Written by: Ross Denyer
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Sci-Fi

Title: Dark Powder
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Written by: Eric Irizarry
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Adventure

Title: Untitled
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/untitled_by_lamar_faulk.html
Written by: Lamar Faulk
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Thriller

Title: Sentenced to Suburbia
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sentenced_to_suburbia_by_adam_staten.html
Written by: Adam Staten
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy

Title: Losing It!
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losing_it_by_mandi_m_siler.html
Written by: Mandi M. Siler
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy

Title: Open Access
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/open_access_by_jean-pierre_joubert.html
Written by: Jean-Pierre Joubert
Type: TV PILOT Mini-Series
Genre: Sci-Fi

Title: Mindwalker – ‘Anchored’ (pilot episode)
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mindwalker_by_thorsten_loos.html
Written by: Thorsten Loos
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Crime, Fantasy/Supernatural, Conspiracy

Title: DOOMMATES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/doomates_by_moosa_dagia.html
Written by: MOOSA DAGIA
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: COMEDY, SITCOM (16 episodes already written)

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Deadline: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
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Watch Winning TV Pilot Reading for May 2015: REDEEMING GRACE

The May 2015 TV PILOT Winner was REDEEMING GRACE by WL Gorman.

Watch the Winning Performance Read:

SYNOPSIS:

A fractured and unstable near-future Canada where danger is ever-present and anarchy is just a breath away. In the centre of this cauldron is an ex-military gun-for-hire who seeks redemption from both his country and his father. With the odds stacked against him, will he be able to achieve it?

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
STEVEN – Mark Sparks
WOLF/PADDY – Rob Salerno
YOUNG – John Marcucci
ALEXIS – Jillian Cameron
FLINT/FAUSTIN – Peter Bent
CAROLINE – Erynn Brook
SHEPPERD – Sean Ballantyne
MARTY – Graciela Martinez
JULIE – Leah Doz

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