March 2017 News |
Greetings Writers & Producers!
hope you're all enjoying a new spring season and
making good progress pitching your TV show ideas. A
big congratulations to a few of our members to
recently receive contact requests from producers at
the TV Writers Vault; Richard Byrd
(Westminster, CA), Joseph Pignataro
(Glenville, NY), Matt Kenyon Jr.
FL), Chad Hancock
(San Diego, CA),
and Tom Galt
Further in our newsletter, we have some great
information and resources for those of you penning
pitches and scripts for drama series and other
scripted genres. While reality-based projects have
seen the bulk of activity and success to date, we've
seen an exciting trend with executives and producers
of scripted series becoming more active in our
marketplace looking for the next binge-worthy drama!
We'd also like to remind those of you pitching game
show formats that our "Next Hit Game Show"
format competition is in the "late entry" period for
submissions, and you'll want to get your submissions
in as soon as possible.
I'm always pleased to hear from new writers and
producers with questions about pitching and selling
ideas for TV. I invite you to join me at
for an evolving
conversation on creating and pitching ideas for
television and film. POST YOUR QUESTIONS AT ANY
ARTICLE THERE and I'll respond in detail.
President & Founder | tvwritersvault.com, llc
to Write & Pitch Scripted TV Series Treatments and
"What you're looking for is
intention and obstacle"
- Aaron Sorkin
("The West Wing", "A
Few Good Men", "Moneyball", "The Social Network")
Writing a treatment or script
for series is a craft built on making the right
choices of story and character. While one of the
most difficult genres to break into as a new
writing, there has never been a greater period of
opportunity. We've put together some of the best
resources, and insight from top talents in the
scripted series world to help you understand both
the fundamentals, and exciting methods to approach
story and writing.
TV Writers Vault Guide to Writing, Pitching and
Selling Scripted TV Treatments & Pilot Scripts.
Subjects covered, include:
To Sell Your
Pilot Script as a Writer...Think
Like A Producer
The Value of an
Idea for TV, and How To Find Them
Advice from Top
Scripts & Pitch Treatment Structure
Current Hit TV
Pilot Scripts to Read
Today's Drama Series
The Power of
Cracking The Code To
Hollywood's "Closed Door"
To-Date, More Than 650 New Writers From
Outside of Hollywood Have Connected with Producers
Discovering Their Pitch at TVWritersVault.com
When the TV Writers Vault first launched, it was
done so with a rebellious spirit, not accepting the
"closed door" mentality of Hollywood, or the
assumption that the housewife or car salesman in the
mid-west has any less of an imagination and ability
to create viable concepts than the person who
happens to work in an entertainment office in Los
Angeles. The best experiences
we've had at the TV Writers Vault have been
facilitating the connection of new creators from all
corners of the country with top executives and
producers in the industry
. To date, we've had
more than 650 new writers from outside the industry
get the nod from Producers reviewing their pitch and
requesting contact for development, and in some
exciting cases producing and airing their series
globally on networks such as Lifetime, Discovery,
A&E and others.
We send a special "Thank You" to all of our
producers and executives who've made our platform a
standard sourcing tool for their companies, and the
many Writers and Creators who believe in our
service, and even more importantly- believe in their
projects and stories.
We welcome everyone to visit the TV Writers Vault to
learn the craft, make connections, and find the
potential in their pitch!
NEXT HIT GAME SHOW FORMAT
Call For Entries
If you've got a mind for game, love game shows,
and have a creative drive for cooking up clever
concepts, then enter the Next Hit Game Show format
competition set to discover and develop an original
game show idea for television. I'm partnering with
other top producers to scout and discover a new
breakout game format for TV, and we want to consider
Update: Global Creative Director for
NBCUniversal International, Rafi Nizam,
joins panel to judge finalists for "Next Hit Game
Show" format competition. We're finalizing our other
executives to be involved and will update at site
Each pitch submitted will be reviewed for
originality, viability, and entertainment value. One
Winner will be chosen. The creator of the winning
format will receive a $3000 prize package as part of
a development deal proposal (including on-screen
credit and per episode fees and other participation
to be negotiated) for development of the format with
a partnered company. Registration Is Now Open.
Entrants may submit a written description of their
game show format/concept, and may also include any
video reel or additional media to support the pitch.
Upon engagement with the Winning creator, we'll then
develop the format and pitch it to the appropriate
major cable networks and major networks. Our network
panelist/judges will have first look, along with our
executive producers on panel.
VISIT FILMFREEWAY for more info and to enter.