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: 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

TV SPEC Screenplay Reading of RICK AND MORTY “Life of Morty”, by Daniel Richardson

Morty finds out the true price of ignoring his grandfather.
Jerry battles with the inner workings of sexual desire and love.

CAST LIST:

Summer: Jillian Robinson
Beth: Pascale Behrman
Jerry: David Rowan
Narration: Kat Smiley
Morty: Thomas Fournier
Rick: Allan Brunet
Vagina: 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

FEBRUARY 2019 Winning TV Screenplay Readings

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ACTORTV PILOT SCREENPLAY: OLD DYKES by Elise Dhaene

ACTORTV PILOT SCREENPLAY: THE SWITCH by Thomas Clary

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

TV Festival Testimonial – March 4 2019

I learned about the festival on line. First, as a new writer, I know how important it is to get my work out there, everywhere I can. I also value the feedback, although I always rely on my own instinct and taste. First and foremost, I write for myself. Especially for Supernatural, that makes sense to me, since I am part of their largest demographic viewership. I also loved the idea of having professional actors table read my work. So cool.

My initial reaction to the feedback was, Wow! He really liked my work. I mean, when the first sentence you read says, “An exceptionally well-written episode of Supernatural…” you know you’re off to a great start! I did incorporate the advice to lower my page count, and it was a good lesson in evaluating what scenes were absolutely crucial to the story. I really did learn something, and isn’t that the point?

  • B. Bonaduce

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TOP 10 TV Best Scene Screenplays of 2018

Watch the Winning Screenplay Readings out of over 500 submissions.

ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – PEEL
2018 Winning
by Matthew Torti
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – FUNNY FARM
2018 Winning
by Deshon Porter
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – CELTIC BLOOD
2018 Winning
by Richard William Masterson
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – NOVEMBER OF MY SOUL
2018 Winning
by Jack Trammell
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – A MATTER OF BAD TASTE
2018 Winning
by Gene Gwynne
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – CRUDE INVESTIGATIONS
2018 Winning
by Chris Roberts
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – AMERICAN SCHOOL
2018 Winning
by Michael Hager
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – MOISH’S MOB
2018 Winning
by David R. Weinraub
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – LASTVIEW
2018 Winning
by Taylor Johnson
ACTOR TV Best Scene Screenplay – ED’S DOOR AND WINDOW CO.
2018 Winning
by Parker Cross Jr.

1st Scene TV Show Reading of CASE UNSOLVED by C.J. Arellano

When a gay couple in Chicago, the intuitive Riz and the pragmatic Owen, jokingly dial a hotline number they remember from a 1980s nonfiction TV show called “Case Unsolved,” they are beset by the ghosts, demons, and other evil forces featured on the show, starting with a spirit named Ascension Abigail.

CAST LIST:

Helene (40s) – 3 – PAOLA SCATTOLON
Gus – 4 – PETER NELSON
Narration – KATELYN VARADI
Riz (30s) – 10 – NICK DOLAN
Owen (30s) – 10 – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER
Cynthium – 1 – KYANA TERESA

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox