Congrats to all the wonderful TV writers this season, and special congrats to the finalists who are currently scheduled for meetings with literary representatives as the decision for the grand prize winner is narrowed down.
Congrats to the Winners:
Savannah Lobel, writer of “John Proctor Must Die”
Jake Thomas, writer of “South of Normal”
Kristy Thomas, writer of “Sideline”
Each of these writers is either now represented or in negotiations for representation.
The highly skilled Finalists are as follows:
|Forsyth County||James Sasser|
|John Proctor Must Die||Savannah Lobel|
|KANDLESTICK MEN||Frank Monteleone|
|South of Normal||Jake Thomas|
|Terror and Virtue||Ernest Pysher|
Each of these finalists exhibited maturity. Each are scheduled with literary representatives from Media Artists Group and winners will be updated here in the coming days.
The following Semi-Finalists were top 10% of all submitted scripts. Each shows great promise.
|Cake Eaters||Terence Aldo|
|Desert Star News||Robert Haus|
|Diddleville, USA||Bo Svenson|
|Freelance – Home in Disrepair||James Abney|
|Gin Mill||Eric Glawe|
|Hell Hath No Fury||Dina Six|
|Jaded Medicine||David Sheski|
|Jane Eyre||Joanne Everly|
|Marlowe, Part One||Simon Bowler Khan|
|MY HAPPY PLACE||Angel Hilson|
|The Bad Newz||Jay Hodgkins|
|The Good Lawyer Pilot||Thomas Benigno|
|THE SCAVENGERS||Cecil Green|
|Those Tyrannising Landlords||Sean Damer|
If you didn’t see your name on these lists, don’t be discouraged. This doesn’t mean your script didn’t have professional polish or show great promise. Scriptmatix does its best to bring the infrastructure and technology to ensure that the correct writers are selected and acknowledged and we acknowledge that regardless of any systems in place that could make these selections more objective, subjectivity is impossible to eliminate from the process. A contest is an appraisal of where you stand amongst the field. We aim to bring the most honest and meritocratic form of a screenplay contest to you and hope this doesn’t come as a discouragement, but rather an encouragement to continue forward. If you’re wondering what you could’ve done to place higher, each of your analyses in your dashboard has a link to book a meeting with your analyst, who – along with a head of development – is ready and willing to discuss your project in detail and make exacting recommendations.
As an overview, we thought this pool of submissions was fairly standard, with a lot of high-potential writers who (with further development) can enter the threshold of preparedness for the marketplace. Thanks to every screenwriter who was involved in this season. We hope you found your experience with Scriptmatix beneficial, and we hope you stick around with us as your source of reliable access to the marketplace and high-level consulting, development, and screenplay evaluation.