Dear Members & Friends-
We hope each of you are enjoying your Holiday season
with family and friends, reflecting on a productive
2016 and looking forward to great accomplishments
with your TV show pitches in the new year. I'd like
to thank each of you for helping to make 2016 one of
the most exciting years at the
, especially our industry members who
sourced more projects from our marketplace online
than any previous year. We watched new members land
deals, and many making new connections with
producers and executives.
A special congratulations to a few of our recent
Writer/Members getting direct Contact Requests
during the past month, connecting with Producers who
scouted their pitches in our marketplace:
(San Anselmo, CA), Keith
(Rowland Heights, CA) Richard
(Raleigh, NC), Gary Knight
(Fort Mill, SC) Kari Doll
MT), Logan Gaddis
TX), and Miguel Catellier
(Saskatchewan, CAN). Those, in addition to the many
others connecting their TV pitches with producers
this year have made us the most efficient and direct
path for new producers and creators breaking into
the industry from all corners of the country.
For those of you who love to cook up ideas for game
shows, we've got a solid opportunity to get your
pitch in play at the networks. Check out the
"Next Hit Game Show"
competition presented by the TV Writers Vault. We're
set to discover the next breakout format for game
TV, and we want to consider yours.
If you haven't visited
yet, I invite you to join me
there for an evolving conversation on creating and
pitching ideas for television and film. Feel free to
jump in with questions and comments, and I'll
respond in detail.
We wish each of you a very happy and healthy 2017!
President & Founder | tvwritersvault.com, llc
GAME SHOW FORMAT CONTEST
I'm Scott Manville, TV Producer and former
head of development for legendary game show
production company Merv Griffin Entertainment. 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!"
competition set to discover and develop an original
game show format for television. I'm partnering with
another top production company to scout and discover
a new breakout game format for TV, and we want to
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. That company will be announced
prior to the "Regular Entry Period" of the contest.
Discounted Early Bird Entry is Open Now, and Regular
Entry begins January 1, 2017. 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.
NOT JUST ANOTHER CONTEST- A Partnership With The
Game shows are very clever, but clear, once the
format is locked in. However, the process of
pitching, developing, and implementing that vision
is both a creative and technical skill. I've sold
pitches for game show formats in the room to Dick
Clark Productions, Nash Entertainment, and many
others. We're now looking for the next hit game show
idea that will go the distance. Bringing my history
of game format development, partnered with the key
studio/producer we'll be aligning with for this
process, along with your winning game show format,
our competition will deliver what we believe to be
the NEXT HIT GAME SHOW for television. We wish all
of our entrants the best of success, and special
thanks for allowing us to consider your creative
Upon engagement with the Winning creator, we'll then
bring the winning project to market at the
appropriate major cable networks and major networks.
for more details and entry.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
CREATING & PITCHING TV SHOW IDEAS...
FROM THE BLOG...
"...After one of the development meetings with
Disney Execs Karen Glass and Holly Jacobs, I was
walking them down the long hall leaving the Griffin
Group offices and Holly asked, "So who came up
with this idea?
" So I told her..."Some guy
". She smiled and said, "I love
when that happens
PROTECT BEFORE YOU PITCH
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Check out CreatorsVault.com and get your projects
The TV Writers Vault thanks all of its creative and
executive members for making us the industry's most
productive online marketplace for scouting and
selling new TV show ideas. Visit us and
connect your TV pitches
with today's top
President & Founder | tvwritersvault.com, llc