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Writing a Contest-Winning Script ft. Jorge Gonzalez (Tracking Board/Launch Pad Writing Competitions) (PT69)

Alex and Nick invite Jorge Gonzalez, from the Tracking Board and Launch Pad Writing Competitions, to discuss what makes a contest-winning script.

How does the selection process of a TV writing competition work? What do readers look for when evaluating scripts and pilots? What separates top-tier screenplays from all others? What should writers watch out for before submitting their scripts?

The Paper Team strikes gold…



Getting involved with Tracking Board, the Launch Pad Competitions, selection process, what readers look for, finding top-tier scripts, common mistakes and faux pas, overdone tropes and cliches, what happens after the win, maximizing the opportunities, and notable success stories (00:54)
Resources and Next Week On (28:53)


Launch Pad Writing Competitions
“The Mailroom” – David Rensin
Taylor Sheridan
“TV Writing Competition Winners: What Happens Next?” (PT55)
Kate Trefry
T.A. Snyder
Eric Koenig
Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz
Big Mouth

This episode brought to you by Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Writing Competitions

Use code PAPERTEAM to get $15 OFF when you enter a Launch Pad Competition

Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

Paper Team is a podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.

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