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Announcing the 2019 WeScreenplay TV Winners

By November 26, 2019No Comments

The WeScreenplay TV Competition is dedicated to discover and expose new talent to the entertainment industry. This competition strives to provide industry exposure to television screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told.

We want to thank every entrant for submitting their work. All of the scripts were so compelling, and choosing the winners was as challenging as it was enjoyable. We have chosen our winners thanks to a wonderful team of readers and our industry jury:

Daniel Wolfberg, Comedy Central
Daniel Wolfberg is an executive for Comedy Central and has worked on IDIOTSITTER, DRUNK HISTORY, and JEFF & SOME ALIENS. His expertise on getting projects green-lit is what turns scripts into television shows.

Katie Allen, Good Fear Content
Manager at Good Fear, a management company whose clients have worked on TV shows like THE BLACKLIST, SMILF, AMERICAN DAD, TEEN WOLF, and 13 REASONS WHY.

Jermaine Johnson, Zero Gravity Management
Zero Gravity Management produces Netflix’s OZARK, and their clients have worked on television shows like STRANGER THINGS and AMERICAN HORROR STORY.

Anisha Manchanda, Hutch Parker Entertainment
Anisha is the Director of Development at Hutch Parker, a production company that has produced LOGAN and PATRIOTS DAY and is looking for writers and TV ideas.

A sincere congratulations to the writers who are advancing. Please make sure to congratulate these writers on the Facebook announcement and Twitter announcement — they deserve it!

And if you’d like alerts when this contest re-opens, sign up via Coverfly here.

Half-Hour – 3rd Place

Jackson Wong’s Game of Pong by M. Lee Speyer

Two Chinese-Australian women attempt to represent Australia in Olympic Table Tennis for all the wrong reasons. What does it take to represent Australia when everyone says that you shouldn’t?

One-Hour – 3rd Place

Pipeline by Brian Golden

In California’s drought-stricken Central Valley, three Mexican-American siblings are forced to confront their complicated history when a controversial public works project pits them on opposite sides of the law.

Half-Hour – 2nd Place

The Curious Case of Melanie Jackson by Travis Kehoe

A determined 12-year-old girl teams up with a disgraced policeman to prove the existence of a supernatural creature in the Vermont wilderness… and investigate the mysterious new company she believes is behind the appearance of monsters.

One-Hour – 2nd Place

The Radical by Stephanie Stanley

THE RADICAL focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt as a 33-year-old rebellious woman as she faces the daunting task of balancing her passion for overthrowing the political and social status quo with the obligations of being married to a rising national politician.

Half-Hour – Winner

Spin Cycle: The Documentary by Meredith Hambrock

After losing her her hand and her job in a freak accident, a former Soul Cycle instructor opens a new spin studio across the street from her former workplace.

One-Hour – Winner

Altered by Evyn Williams

In a world where humans have evolved dangerous new abilities, and anyone too powerful is rounded up and eliminated, a reclusive crime scene analyst hides the extent of his power. His secret comes under threat when a grisly murder forces him to work closely with the victim’s sister to unravel the unusual circumstances of the killing.

Congrats to all these fantastic writers! All placements have been updated on Coverfly.

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