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AUGUST 2018 – Read the best of NEW TV PILOT Screenplay Story Pitches

TV PILOT: Arianrhod by Phil Hollins
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/tv-pilot-arianrhod-by-phil-hollins/

TV Show: PAX GRAVITATE by Paul R. Price
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/tv-show-pax-gravitate-by-paul-r-price/

Web Series: Like Starting Over by Jon Eric Smith
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/web-series-like-starting-over-by-jon-eric-smith/

Stage Play: Broken Silence: Life After the Rain by DuWanda S Epps, Sabrina Newton
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/stage-play-broken-silence-life-after-the-rain-by-duwanda-s-epps-sabrina-newton/

TV PILOT: Squad by Louric Rankine
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/tv-pilot-squad-by-louric-rankine/

TV PILOT: The Syndicate by Peter Jang
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/tv-pilot-the-syndicate-by-peter-jang/

TV PILOT: Desolated Truth by Thomas Casey
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/tv-pilot-desolated-truth-by-thomas-casey/

TV PILOT: World’s Finest by Kimberly Jade Soliman
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/tv-pilot-worlds-finest-by-kimberly-jade-soliman/

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June 2018 – Read the best of new screenplay story pitches

THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan
Feature Film: THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan Callahan

INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER, by Suzanne Lutas
TV PILOT: Inside the World of Zoe Sander, by Suzanne Lutas

THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt
Feature Film: THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt

SENTINELS OF TZURAC ZARKWIN REVENGE, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku
Feature Film: Sentinels of Tzurac- Zarkwin’s Revenge, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku

UNTITLED PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, by Jerry Kokich
Feature Film: Untitled Psychological Thriller, by Jerry Kokich

OSWALD AND THE END OF THE WORLD, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey
Feature Film: Oswald and the End of the World, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey

THE NEW SCHOOL,by Evan R. Schullery
Feature Film: The New School, by Evan R. Schullery

OROBORO ISLAND, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton
TV Pilot: Oroboro Island, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton

GIOVANNI, by Will Ryan
Short Film: Giovanni, by Will Ryan

THE BLISS WISH, by Marcus D. Russell
TV PILOT: The Bliss Wish, by Marcus D. Russell

SLOPPY SECONDS, by Toni Nagy
Feature Film: Sloppy Seconds, by Toni Nagy and Bridget Barkan

ASHANTI REVENGE, by Nell London
Feature Film: Ashanti Revenge, by Nell London

THE MAN WITH A GLOVE, by Suzanne Lutas
Feature Film: The Man with a Glove, by Suzanne Lutas

AFOAKOM ONCE LOST NEVER REGAIN, by Joseph DANJIE
Feature Film: AFOAKOM: once lost never regain

A CYBER LIFE, by Pavle Petrovic
Short Film: A Cyber-Life Tale, by Pavle Petrovic

ROCK AND ROLL DREAM, by Chi Hsiu Chen
Feature Film: Rock And Roll Dream, by Chi Hsiu Chen

CHILD OF THE SHROUD, by David Young & Lana White
Feature Film: Child of the Shroud, by David Young and Lana White

MANSPIDER, by Andy Watters
Feature Film: MANSPIDER, by Andy Watters

Read the BEST of NEW TV SHOW Loglines from around the world.

Read the best of TV SHOW loglines from around the world: 

CARNIVAL OF SOULS, by Jonathan Baltzly
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/crimedrama-tv-show-carnival-of-souls-by-jonathan-baltzly/

LOVE YOU TO DEATH, by Xavierie MBangtang
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/mysterysuspense-tv-show-love-you-to-death-by-xavierie-mbangtang/

SERIAL, by Trevor Abekah
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/action-packed-thriller-tv-show-serial-by-trevor-abekah/

PAWNS, by Monti Issar
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/thriller-tv-show-pawns-by-monti-issar/

ALPHA, by Raymond Gross
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/actionthriller-tv-show-alpha-x-by-raymond-gross/

PANACEA, by Brian Coughlan
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/thrillerdrama-tv-show-panacea-by-brian-coughlan/

LONDON UNDERGROUND, by Charlotte Taylor
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/thrillercrime-tv-show-london-underground-by-charlotte-taylor/

NIGHT WIND OF BAHIA, by Thomas Thorpe
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/mysterythriller-tv-show-night-wind-to-bahia-by-thomas-thorpe/

MISTAKEN IDENTITY, by Candice Timms
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/crimemystery-tv-show-mistaken-identity-by-candice-timms/

RANGERS PROGENITORS OF FREEDOM, by Timothy Kestrel
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/thrillerhistory-tv-show-rangers-progenitors-of-freedom-by-timothy-kestrel/

Edward Pronley – January 2017 TV Spec (MODERN FAMILY) Screenplay Winner

Watch the January 2017 Winning TV SPEC Screenplay Reading.

Best Scene from the screenplay MODERN FAMILY Screenplay
Written by Edward PronleyCAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
CLAIRE – Val Cole
MITCHELL/LUKE – Nick Wicht
GLORIA/ALEX – Shannon McNally
HALEY/LILY – Catherine D’Angelo
PHIL – David Straus
CAMERON/JAY – Charles Gordon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Family

After refusing to fulfill Claire’s request to hire tree trimmers, Phil, with Luke’s help, takes matters into his own hands; Claire and Mitchell attempt to have a relaxing getaway; Gloria has problems trusting the Dunphys.


How does this screenplay fit into the context of this show?

When the idea for this story came to me, I knew it would be able to fit in nicely with the rest of the series. The conflict that arises from the three separate storylines converge in a way that I have definitely witnessed on the show before.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Trust family.

What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

I have a problem with continuously re-watching, not only Modern Family, but also How I Met Your Mother. These two shows have great strengths in both writing comedy, and in writing characters we care about. I love seeing that in a comedy and hope to create something similar in my own writing.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I started this screenplay in the Summer of 2016 while pursuing a Screenwriting Certificate from NYU. It took me about the entire summer, with the help of my professor and my fellow classmates, to establish a good first draft. From there it went through many revisions until it was in it’s strongest form by around the end of December.

How many stories have you written?

Although this is my first spec script that I have written, I’ve written and produced a number short films (one that has gone on to be nominated for Best Screenplay at some festivals), I’ve written a feature, and most recently I finished a Two-Act comedy play that will be produced and performed around the end of April.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Last Summer, before I even thought about writing this spec, I had been helping my father cut down trees around the yard. My mother begged him to hire professionals instead of doing it himself, but he thought it would save time and money. Well, a few days later as I was helping him cut down a rather large tree in our front yard, we miscalculated where it would fall and it ended up crashing into the top of our house. The A story of my script follows, almost exactly, this chain of events. After this occurred during the Summer, I had so many people telling that it would fit very well into an episode of Modern Family, so I decided to bring it to life.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

There were numerous obstacles that I faced when finishing this screenplay. It went through so many changes during my revision process and before even sending it to festivals, there was a point where I basically scrapped half of it and started over. The reason for this was due to the three complex storylines that intertwine throughout the script. I knew where I wanted them to go and how I wanted it all to end, however, it was getting them all to that point that had me scratching my head and scrapping rewrite after rewrite. In the end though, I feel that it came together very nicely.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I really enjoy doing anything that has to do with music. I play a number of instruments, including guitar and a little bit of piano, but I have recently got into the habit of trying to learn even more instruments. Most recently, I have picked up the drums and the trumpet.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

Initially the biggest thing that made me want to enter this festival was the recorded performance of our written scripts if we were to win. After receiving my notes from the festival though, I would say that I now have two big reasons to submit to this festival again in the future. The notes I received were very well thought out and helped me immensely during my most recent revision of the script. The festival put a lot of effort into making the notes as thorough and helpful as possible.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

The best advice I could give other writers would be to power through. There are times where you might think that you need to take a break from your writing and step back, maybe giving yourself an hour or a week to think about the story and your characters before you continue. I know in my experience though, that an hour turns into five and a week can turn into a month. If you sit down and write out your story, no matter how terrible it might seem to you, just know that the revision will always be better. Revisions can’t happen though, unless you actually write the script.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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Read the best of TV PILOT Loglines for November 2016:

Deadline: TV PILOT/SPEC Script Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Read the best of TV PILOT Loglines for November 2016: 

SUERHEROINE AND HER FATHER, by Terezia Kontova
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/superheroine_and_her_father_by_terezia_kontova.html

PRICE, by Emanuel Espinoza
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/price_by_emanuel_espinoza.html

RENTAL, by Adam C. Beal
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/rental_by_adam_c_beal.html

TODAY, by Stefanie Holzberer
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/today_by_stefanie_holzberer.html

PLIGHT OF THE IMMORTAL, by Chiara Forestieri
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/plight_of_the_immortal_by_chiara_forestieri.html

 

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Watch WINNING TV PILOT Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch WINNING TV SPEC Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
TV Screenplay Testimonials from the WILDsound Festival

Watch the October 2016 Winning Adventure/Comedy TV Pilot Reading

EMMETT IN PEOPLELAND TV Pilot
Written by Larry Hankin

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Adventure, Comedy

A Crime Comedy: A Homeless Gentleman in Venice, CA, sets out to help a friend accused of stealing a diamond ring, only to become the prime suspect in the theft.

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
EMMETT – Hugh Ritchie
RUSTY – Cass Van Wyck
MRS. B – Becky Shrimpton
CARMELA – Jane Smythe
OFFICER BUDD – Paul Whitaker
OFFICER LEW – Percy Alexander Harris
EDDIE/ROBBIE – Benjamin Camenzuli

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your TV series about?

It’s about how it’s possible to build your dream with just what you got inside and what’s available outside, but emotions and other people don’t work like that.

Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

3 reasons: A. Because it’s got a particular voice not out there. “Emmett”, the central character, is eccentric, homeless, and believes he’d make a great detective: a combination which allows him to use his eccentric “Illogic” and guilelessness to screw-up the “Logic” and Injustices of The Powerful, The Greedy, The Dishonest, and The Bullies that dare prey on the people who live in Emmett’s neighborhood: The Boardwalk, Beach, Alleyways, and Canals of Venice, California.

B. Basically, the hero – Emmett Sagittarius Deemus – sees himself, not as “a homeless window washer”, but as, “A Homeless Detective” – a Contributor to his Community. His enemies are Chance, Bad People, and Logic: a unique viewpoint for a TV show. “Sanford & Son” gave A Sly Old Junkman a voice. I think it’s time to give A Homeless Detective A Voice.

C. The “Columbo-type” detective structure (“Who dunit?” or “How did they do it?”) is needed for the particular solving-a-puzzle-or-crime narrative because you need time to get the audience involved in wondering “Who” or “How” along with Emmett. Plus: Columbo looked like he could have been homeless. Emmett just takes it there.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Very Funny.

What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

Seinfeld

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Screenplay (Teleplay) – 3 months. The character,”Emmett Sagittarius Deemus”, that the screenplay’s about: eight years.

How many stories have you written?

Around 30 – from 2 minutes to 20 minutes. All about Emmett.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I wanted to understand the problems and gifts of the longer form narrative. The main gift was, I was able go more deeply into Emmett and what makes him tick.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Anything that stops me from getting it done- finito, typo’s and all; finding the time; making the time, protecting the time once I found it, and showing up regularly & constantly at the keyboard till it’s really ready. There’s no way around “Grit”.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Making films from the things I write with friends and others of like mind. Being outside riding my bike and not typing.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

Simple synchronicity. I’d just finished it and wanted feedback. I gave it to a friend who read it and liked it and the same day I got an email saying you had a contest that gave feedback – so I entered. When it came, I got the sense the reader “got” the story. And I agreed with the feedback and notes. I thought making the changes would make it better. Easier to read. More direct. Cut two characters. I made the changes and it made it better. Cool.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

What I’ve been told seems to work: Read good screenplays in your genre or field. Write until you find your voice. Copy till it you get original. Be original. Writing a good, solid, finished screenplay is hard but finding an agent might be harder.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editing: John Johnson

October 2016 – Read the best of FEATURE FILM Loglines & Movie Pitches

Click the link and read the loglines: 

BURN THROUGH ME, by Shawn McCormack
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/burn_through_me_by_shawn_mccormack.html

RANSOM HOLLOW, by Jeffrey Slocum
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ransom_hollow_by_jeffrey_slocum.html

SEARCHING FOR A MAN OF THE CLOTH, by Cindi Walton
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/searching_for_a_man_of_the_cloth_by_cindi_walton.html

BABY ON BOARD, by Steven LaFlamme
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/baby_on_board_by_steven_laflamme.html

THREE THE MOVIE, by Elisabetta Minen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/three_the_movie_by_elisabetta_minen.html

A WINK OF THE BLACK EYE, by Mark Wagner
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_wink_of_the_black_eye_by_mark_wagner.html

CALL ME NOW, by Jiwo Lesmono
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/call_me_now_by_jiwo_lesmono.html

PRIVATE BUREAU, by Mica
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/private_bureau_by_mica.html

INTO THE VINES, by Kim Troike
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/into_the_vines_by_kim_troike.html

PLAY FOR ME, by Charlie Kenmore
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/play_for_me_by_charlie_kenmore.html

MARLOWE, by Mark McQuown
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/marlowe_by_mark_mc_quown.html

HEMINGS AND CONDELL, by Martin Keady
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hemings_and_condell_by_martin_keady.html

MID-LIFE CRISIS, by Chris Schnitzius and Frank Floyd
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mid-life_crisis_by_chris_schnitzius_and_frank_floyd.html

KING OF ROCK, by Anthony Morris
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/king_of_rock_by_anthony_morris.html

A GIRL WITH A MASTERMIND, by Priya Mistry
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_girl_with_a_mastermind_by_priya_mistry.html

LIBERTY, by Chris Cartusciello
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/liberty_by_chris_cartusciello.html

TIME, by Anastasija Tochevska
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/time_by_anastasija_tochevska.html

MAN OF LAWLESSNESS, by Bruce Walker
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/man_of_lawlessness_by_bruce_walker.html

NECROMANCER, by Christopher Sorensen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/necromancer_by_christopher_sorensen.html

CHARMED PRINCE, by Jarod Winchester
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/charmed_prince_of_gods_by_jarod_winchester.html

BLOODY ANIMALS 1, by Ciro Antonio Vega Blanco
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/bloody_animals_1_by_ciro_antonio_vega_blanco.html