Watch the August 2016 Winning TV PILOT screenplay. RICK & MORTY “The Rickgotiator” by David Cryan SYNOPSIS: Genre: Comedy, Animation When Morty accidentally gets his family kidnapped while trying to stop an alien war, he and Rick must execute an elaborate plan to rescue their family and trick the aliens into calling a truce. CAST… Continue reading TV SPEC Screenplay – RICK & MORTY “The Rickgotiator” by David Cryan
Watch the August 2016 Winning TV PILOT screenplay. Digital Natives by Adam Preston Genre: Comedy, Sitcom When it all goes wrong for Phil Burrows he moves to London’s trendy Shoreditch district to reinvent himself as an on-the-pulse hipster in the place where it’s all happening. Not so hip or on-the-pulse is the fact that this… Continue reading TV PILOT Screenplay – Digital Natives by Adam Preston
1. What is your TV screenplay about?
SMITHEREENS is about freedom of choice and the fact that sometimes we have to reboot and consider another path. In the case of Harry Doe, the reboot comes in the form of amnesia. Faced with pieces of a troubling past, and an uncertain future, he gets to choose the kind of man he wants to be.
2. How should this Pilot be made into a TV show?
With so much content out there, even greater respect must be paid to the viewer in order to win their time and attention. SMITHEREENS is fresh, thoughtful, funny and poignant. It challenges the creators, performers and the viewers, which is the best way to start that relationship.
3. How would you describe this script in two words?
Distinctive and entertaining.
4. What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?
Mad Men. I’m on my third viewing of the complete series now. Even with so much stuff to watch, I always come back to quality and depth.
5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?
In one form or another, I’ve been working on SMITHEREENS for three years at least. And the influences that have brought me to the project have been working on me since birth.
6. How many stories have you written?
I really don’t know. At least twenty screenplays, three of which have been produced as features. And I write stories every day in one form or another.
7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?
I was moved to explore my own personality, and my ability to convincingly mimic virtually any person or dialect. I don’t just do impressions or voices, I create and inhabit characters. I wanted to figure out why I use that in real life and not just onstage. Is it an escape mechanism? Do I not like who I am? What’s the line between talent and self-deception and fantasy?
8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
The challenge was to set up the story so that it could play out over several seasons. With a feature, you need three solid acts. A TV series needs much more.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
My children and fighting climate change, which are related issues.
10. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
I loved the idea of the story being brought to life. I thought the feedback was wonderful. Very insightful and constructive!
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Finish what you start, even if it doesn’t meet your expectations. Writing fiction is not about setting and meeting goals, other than to start and finish a story. The story comes from your muse…and if you don’t respect it and follow through, the muse will move on to someone else.
Eva, who may or may not be Eve from the Book of Genesis, inadvertently creates Death in the world by inciting her siblings and lover to eat the Divine Apple from the Tree of Life. It’s an interesting spin on the immortal story about how the humans lost paradise and incurred the wrath of God.
Public displays of praise and adulation. But mostly because I’m a big fan of feedback. It’s tough to look at something you’ve spent hours and hours writing and re-writing with a fresh eye. It’s so helpful to get an outside perspective and I got a great one from Wildsound.
This “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” script that focuses on food and weight loss. Mac and Dee run a fitness program at Mac’s alma mater, while Frank and Dennis train Charlie for an eating competition.
Performed at the old National Film Board Theatre in downtown Toronto. The festival has changed a lot since this reading.
Deadline TODAY: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors http://www.tvfestival.org Watch a Best Scene from a CURB screenplay by Chris Agnew SYNOPSIS: The shenanigans of Larry and Leon in this best scene from a Curb Your Enthusiasm Spec. CAST LIST: NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton Larry – Peter Nelson… Continue reading Watch the Best Scene Performance of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Deadline July 15th: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors http://www.tvfestival.org Watch GOTHAN NIGHTS (Dick Grayson) TV Pilot Reading by Adam Kennedy SYNOPSIS: The series follows the journey of Dick Grayson from average student to Robin to Nightwing. In the pilot, Dick, an acrobat during the summer with… Continue reading Watch TV PILOT Reading of GOTHAM NIGHTS (Batman’s Robin)
It’s a medical drama, with a new angle. The lead character, Kyra, and her colleagues, work in a small psychiatry department in a busy general hospital. This means they get called to see a wide variety of clinical problems in every area of the hospital. The pilot begins with an urgent call to the transplant intensive care unit. A man has taken a tylenol overdose which has caused severe liver damage. He needs a transplant, but his problems with drugs, alcohol and mental health mean he’s a doubtful candidate. It’s decision time, and it’s Kyra’s call.