November 2016 News |

Dear Members & Friends,

Autumn is here and that means producers are scouting the TV Writers Vault heavy before the holiday break. Reality TV show concept and formats continue to be the big bait, but we're seeing a lot of our companies mandate scripted projects as they search for the next hit drama series ala "Breaking Bad", "Game of Thrones", or "Mr Robot". Get your pitches in the mix and start connecting with Producers.

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. "Next Hit Game Show", presented by the TV Writers Vault, is set to discovery the next breakout format for game TV, and we want to consider yours. You can read details and enter at FilmFreeway.

I've been having some fun chatting it up with many of you at my blog, so I'd like to invite those of you who haven't yet taken a read to jump in with any questions you have on creating and pitching for television. Post a comment and I'll respond in detail.

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 industry buyers.


Scott Manville
President & Founder |, llc

Next Hit Game Show Idea 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!" format 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 consider yours.

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 Right Producers:

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 work.

Upon engagement with the Winning creator, we'll then bring the winning project to market at the appropriate major cable networks and major networks. Visit this page for more details and info on entering.

More Action From Producers Discovering Writers at TV Writers Vault

Congratulations to Eric MacDonald of Exeter, New Hampshire, our latest member to receive a direct contact request from a production company scouting pitches in our marketplace. This season has seen a strong flow of activity from some of our industry's best TV producers on the hunt for new show formats and concepts, including; Fox International Channels, ITV Studios America, Shooters TV, Asylum Entertainment, Phoenix Pictures, Relativity Television, Buck Productions, Atlas Media Corp, and Neon Television. With NATPE 2017 right around the corner, producers are deep into development on new projects to take to market, as well as the autumn rush of scouting before the holidays.

Fox TV Studios was the first company to buy a pitch from our platform, and its been a steady road of top companies and studios involved ever since. Among the thousands of official project reviews by our industry members, The TV Writers Vault has connected 805 original pitches with Producers requesting contact with the Creator to pursue development and production. From that group, we've seen original programming produced and aired globally on Lifetime TV (US, and UK), Discovery Channel, Discovery Networks International, SyFy(US, UK, and Netherlands), UKTV (UK), OLN (Canada), and Velocity (US). We're proud to have been the first Internet platform to deliver ideas from people outside the industry to producers, breaking new careers for new creatives, and we look forward to the many opportunities at hand for our members. Its always exciting to see new writers from all corners of the country connecting with Producers at our site, and we wish all of our members pitching show ideas the best of success. Who else is scouting at the TV Writers Vault? Click to learn more...

Yours Truly,
Scott Manville
founder |, llc

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