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TrackingB
TrackingB TV Script Contest
2024
Active Since 2010
Trackingb's prestigious TV script contest discovers and promotes writers and has lead to some of the biggest contest success stories in the industry.
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About

The 13th annual Trackingb TV Script Contest is excited to discover and champion talented writers to the industry and boasts some of the biggest contest success stories ever.

"I entered my spec script EXTANT in the pilot contest because I'd heard so much about trackingb and its reputation for helping writers reach the holy grail of representation. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that eight months later I'd be in production, going straight to series on CBS. I know that's a million to one shot, but it happened, and trackingb's tv pilot contest was the very first step."
- Mickey Fisher (contest finalist & now Executive Producer/Creator - "Extant" & "Reverie").

"The TrackingB contest changed my life as a screenwriter. As a finalist, my script was read by industry professionals all over town, and I ended up signing with an amazing management company (Benderspink). Not only was the exposure great, but I was touched by the personal dedication the TrackingB staff put into answering questions, giving advice, and offering encouragement along the way. There is no question that this competition is the launching point of my career. Can't recommend it enough!" Ashleigh Powell - Finalist (& Now Sold Screenwriter after selling SOMACELL to Warner Brothers!)

"After becoming a finalist, I landed two of the best reps in town and sold my first feature...  the trackingb contest was the launching pad."
- John Swetnam (contest finalist with "Evidence," screenwriter of "Step Up: All In," & "Into The Storm")

"I've placed in several big screenwriting contests before, but none of them delivered anything close to the results of my Honorable Mention in the Trackingb.com contest. I received over a dozen requests from top representatives and production companies, one of which became my first option.  Now Mike (my co-writer) and I just sold a comedy pilot to Spike TV. It all traces directly back to the trackingb contest."
- Gabriel Snyder - (contest Honorable Mention and now Co-Creator of KIRBY BUCKETS on Disney XD)

"After getting an Honorable Mention I landed my first manager and sold my first feature which ended up getting made! This contest placement was the beginning of my career."
- Matias Caruso  (contest Honorable Mention and now produced screenwriter with Honorable Mention script RAGE that was retitled and became the movie MAYHEM)

Prices & Deadlines

Mar 27th
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TV SCRIPT ENTRY
$119.00

Benefits

Five Finalists will be selected and promoted on trackingb.com to our community of entertainment industry insiders and will also be read by each member of our esteemed judging panel who will pick an Overall Winner. 


THE INDUSTRY JUDGES PANEL:

Berry Welsh - SVP, Production & Development - Tribeca Film
Natalie Haack Flores - VP, Development & Kevin Sauer - Director of Development - Nuyorican Productions
Natalie Laine Williams - Producer, David Weil 
Karyn Smith-Forge - President - This Radical Act (Don Cheadle)
Jeff Portnoy - Lit Manager - Bellevue Productions
Dustin Davis - President - Bandera Entertainment
Anil Kurian - VP, Scripted Series - Onyx Collective/Disney
Brin Lukens - SVP, Programming, AwesomenessTV
Ryan Cunningham - Lit Manager - Anonymous Content                  
Mike Goldberg - Producer - Story Kitchen
Brooklyn Weaver/Angelina Chen - Lit Managers/Producers - Energy Entertainment
Raquelle David - Lit Manager - Lit Entertainment Group
A.B. Fischer - Lit Manager/Producer/Partner - Literate Management & Production 
Josh Goldenberg/Ben Neumann - Lit Managers - Kaplan/Perrone
Erin Betz - VP, Current Programming - Warner Brothers Television 
Josh Adler - Lit Manager - Circle of Confusion 
Daniel Vang - Lit Manager - 3Arts Entertainment
Derrick Eppich - Lit Manager - Empirical Evidence    

Writer Success

2023 Winner on Coverfly

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Announcements

No announcement dates listed.

Rules

At the program's request, Coverfly will automatically remove your title page for you if you include one when submitting to this program.

Entered scripts will be read by trackingb staff who will select their top choices. Then, we will consult with the industry judges panel to get their thoughts (based on concept/summary alone) on the top selections, and take their opinions into account in the final selections. Five  Finalists will be announced on-site, and soon after an Overall Winner will be chosen by our judging panel from the five finalists.

Basic Guidelines:

Cover page should include the title, but not any contact information (name, email address, phone number, etc.).
Co-writers are allowed. List each writer's name when inputting your information.
PDF is highly preferred.
All genres are allowed, and there are no length requirements.
Adaptations are accepted.
No limit on the number of entries. Each entry is a separate fee.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed (i.e., you can submit to the industry, and enter other contests with the same script).
All rights to the material remain with the entrant, whether they are selected as a finalist or not.
Electronic submissions only.

**TRACKINGB, INDUSTRY JUDGES AND THEIR ASSIGNS AND EMPLOYEES SHALL JUDGE SUBMITTED ENTRIES IN ANY MANNER THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE AND FIT IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL WRITERS RECEIVE ANY KIND OF FEEDBACK OR COMMENTS ON THEIR SCRIPTS OR ANY FURTHER INSIGHT INTO THE JUDGING PROCESS.**

**TRACKINGB, INDUSTRY JUDGES AND THEIR ASSIGNS AND EMPLOYEES MAY ALSO ENDEAVOUR, WITH THE CONSENT OF AN ENTRANT, TO REPRESENT, AND/OR PRODUCE, PACKAGE, OPTION/PURCHASE SCRIPTS DISCOVERED THROUGH THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT ALL OF THE ABOVE IS ACCEPTABLE AND AGREEABLE TO YOU.**