COMEDY TV Show: ALMOST LEGIT, by Miriam Goodspeed & Ellen Schnur

Title: ALMOST LEGIT  Written by: Miriam Goodspeed and Ellen Schnur Type: TV PILOT SCRIPT Genre: Comedy Logline: After spending another night in jail, two hot, beautiful madams who run the biggest escort service in town decide to “go legit” by opening a spa complete with sex therapists and a quirky staff. But can these two… Continue reading COMEDY TV Show: ALMOST LEGIT, by Miriam Goodspeed & Ellen Schnur

COMEDY TV Show: TRUE TO PHIIPS: BATTLE OF THE EMBITTERED ARTIST, by Eric Vaughn Carter

Title: TRUE TO PHIIPS: BATTLE OF THE EMBITTERED ARTIST  Written by: Eric Vaughn Carter Type: TV PILOT Genre: Comedy Logline: Japanese beetle documentarian, Kendo Sakaguchi, travels to the land of the setting sun to create his latest film about the American GOD AMONG DIRECTORS; David Stanley Philips! Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll… Continue reading COMEDY TV Show: TRUE TO PHIIPS: BATTLE OF THE EMBITTERED ARTIST, by Eric Vaughn Carter

TV PILOT Reading: SMITHEREENS by Hershel D. Rephun

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.

January 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

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Watch the 3 TV Screenplay Winners for January 2016:

Watch TV PILOT Reading: VINCENT LOCKE: VILLAIN-AT-LAW by Christiaan Alexander Kutlik

I was mainly trying to find feedback on my script. After leaving college, I suddenly found myself in a void where I could no longer find critiques from peers. This festival felt like a great opportunity to find a professional critique, especially with the live table-read. Rarely does a screenwriter have a chance to hear their script performed live by actors.

Watch the TV SPEC Reading of the Disney Show “JESSIE”

Deadline October 15th for Television Pilot/Spec Screenplay Festival
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Watch NEW GIRL “Summer’s Over”, TV SPEC Script Reading

Deadline October 15th for Television Pilot/Spec Screenplay Festival
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Watch a MODERN FAMILY TV Spec Screenplay Performance Reading

DEADLINE September 15th: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
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