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CURRENT WINNERS / FALL/WINTER 2016
(PILOT/MOW CATEGORY)

ONCE A KILLER by Virginia Bola

(MOW; drama)

  • After her husband is murdered execution-style, a widow reluctantly confronts the truth about his mysterious past with the aid of a retiring detective pursuing his last case.

RED BRUSH Pamela Eberhardt

(pilot; drama)

  • True Story - In 1989 the world's most famous serial killer was executed leaving a wife and a three-year-old daughter who changed their names and disappeared, never to be heard from again. Ths is about what happens when a high school senior finds out that she is the daughter of an executed famous serial killer.


THE SHOW FLOATS by Amy Isherwood

(pilot; comedy)

  • A coming of age tale for a group of cruise ship entertainers who are reluctant to come of age. 


MONSTER INVESTIGATIONS by Lance Wayne

(pilot; comedic drama/supernatural)

  • Trying to prove they have what it takes to get their own TV show, a human, ghost, demon and a witch team up to take down a pyromaniac poltergeist and fifteen hungry trolls -- three of them giants.


PERSUASION by Susan Hippen

(pilot; drama)

  • At the end of her rope, an unemployed Buffalo bookkeeper joins a powerful all-female philanthropic network to turn her life around and save her failing family. Instead, she makes a Faustian deal with a corrupt financial web that protects itself at all costs.


FLIP (FUNNY LITTLE ISALND PEOPLE) by Jerell Rosales

(pilot; comedy)

  • A Filipino immigrant and his new wife move in with his Filipino-American retired U.S. Marine brother and his family in San Antonio. Meanwhile, their elder sister opens up a Filipino/Mexican fusion restaurant.

HONORABLE MENTIONS




EAST LOS by Sam Lichtman (pilot)

CRISES LINE by Robert Bracker (pilot)

ZOMBIE LAWYER, ESQUIRE by Lawrence M. Balgos (pilot)

RECOVERED by Chris Teja (pilot)



CURRENT WINNERS / FALL/WINTER 2016
(SPEC SCRIPT CATEGORY)

THE GRINDER by Kevin Dembinsky

  • “When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Legal-aid”

BLACK-ISH by Barbara Whitney

  • “Protect and Serve”


MOM by Jerell Rosales

  • “Jon Hamm's Penis and the Pool Pooper”


THE GOLDBERGS by Kevin Bowden

  • “Bad Goldberg Rising”


THE MIDDLE by Chantal Maertens

  • “Seamstress Sue”


RICK AND MORTY by Stephen Flowers

  • "Groundhog Morty"








PAST WINNERS / SPRING/SUMMER 2016
(PILOT/MOW CATEGORY)

EARTH NOW INC. by Wendy Jane Henson

(pilot; action/romance)

  • When a broadcast journalist persuades a rogue geologist to join her crusade against an oil company conspiracy, she risks their careers and his life.

SAFE HAVEN by Sierra Valdez

(pilot; drama)

  • After his sister goes missing, a teen finds unlikely aid from a group of shelter workers who help people when the law can't.


THE WILD PACK by Alex Nelson

(pilot; comedy)

  • A wild dog living in the big city gets thrown in the pound and his efforts to escape leave him with new friends, new enemies and new responsibilities. 


SCARS by Lak Rana

(pilot; drama)

  • A disillusioned, desperate surgeon enters the perilous world of black market organ transplants to save his dying wife but finds himself entangled by a profiteering "organ broker" who is ruthlessly determined to expand internationally.


NO GLORY by Miruna Partovi

(pilot; drama)

  • A by-the-book detective shifts gears after being shot, and decides to use her task force to solve the cases that no one wants, that there is no glory in solving, and that have fallen through the cracks. And it’s personal.


CROSS-CURRICULUM by Elle Wierbicky

(pilot; comedy)

  • When a high school drama teacher is coerced into becoming the head cross country coach he struggles to fit into his most challenging role yet. 

HONORABLE MENTIONS




SAD SACK by Sam Stefanak (pilot)

DEAD HUSBANDS by Sharon L.Turner (pilot)

THE ADVENTURES OF ASH AND OWEN by Arun Narayanan (pilot)

BREAKING by Isabella Boettcher (pilot)

SIX HAVEN by Nathaniel Charles (pilot)

FLUFFY by Sami Sonnesso (pilot)

CANNIBALS ANONYMOUS by Daniella Klayman (pilot)

STRANDED by Bill Zimolka (pilot)

HONEST ABE by Rich Logis (pilot)



PAST WINNERS / SPRING/SUMMER 2016
(SPEC SCRIPT CATEGORY)

BLACK-ISH by Christopher B. Moore

  • “Ain't No Half Steppin'"

COUGAR by Jessica Welsh

  • “Man Seeking Woman"


BROOKLYN NINE-NINE by Manish Patel

  • “Classic Connor”


FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Christopher B. Moore

  • “Pity the Fool"


RAY DONOVAN by Ben Irvin Gross

  • “Collision Course"


UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT by Brad Beideman

  • “Kimmy Requests a Friend!”

HONORABLE MENTIONS




RICK AND MORTY, “The Rickety-Wrecked Over” by Matthew Feldman

BROAD CITY, “Career Panel” by Hannah Shepard

THE FOSTERS, “The Motel” by Derek Morris

IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, “The Gang Breaks the Chain” by Jay Adams

iZOMBIE, "28 Days Straighter," by Noah Feinberg

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, "Wag," Rachel Crowe