6th Annual

NexTv Writing & Pitch Competition


PITCH (Written)


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 22, 2016
Regular Discounted
80+ pgs 45.00 40.00
Under 10 pgs 30.00 *
10-80 pgs 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
January 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
80+ pgs 50.00 45.00
Under 10 pgs 35.00 30.00
10-80 pgs 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
February 24, 2017
Regular Discounted
80+ pgs 55.00 50.00
Under 10 pgs 40.00 35.00
10-80 pgs 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
80+ pgs 60.00 55.00
Under 10 pgs 45.00 40.00
10-80 pgs 55.00 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately May 1, 2017

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE: NexTv’s “Million Dollar Writer’s” package.
Read to the end...there's alot here! 2 VIP Tickets to NexTV’s SOCIAL IMPACT CONFERENCE (Connect with Industry Leaders to discuss how Art can effect social change. Event in Los Angeles (value: $798). HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL (Training Call w Live Q&A). A 1 year subscription to ‘Access-the-Insiders’ professional Q&A series (monthly Q&As with industry elite - CAA, HBO and more). 4-part Training Series (with live Q&A): 1) ‘DEVELOPING FOR TODAY’S MARKET’, 2) ‘PITCH PERFECT’, 3) ‘FILM & TV FINANCE’, 4) ‘TURNING COMPETITION SUCCESS INTO CAREER SUCCESS’. 1-on-1 CAREER CONSULTATION w/ Randy Becker). IDEA TO MARKET Winner's Package: 1-on-1 with NexTV Mentors (Agents, top producers and execs). 1-on-1 meeting with Lit Manager, Tony Zequeira. WINNERS PANEL to review your work…includes AGENTS/Managers from ICM, ECHO LAKE Ent, Larchmont Lit, PRODUCERS (THE BOURNE IDENTITY, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, RESERVOIR DOGS), TV SHOWRUNNERS (ABC, HISTORY CHNL, DISCOVER…). Personal email to over 1,400 top execs and agents from CAA, ICM, GERSH, SONY, PARAMOUNT, DISNEY, FOX, Indie Financers and more. NOTE: Last year's winner, Darnell Brown, has been signed by ECHO LAKE (A-list Management and Production/Financing Co.) because of winning this competition. We helped the winner before that SELL his winning script to financiers Maison Motion. 2012 WINNER, BRIAN DURKIN, has been SIGNED by a top-tier AGENT (off of our panel) and is now a staff writer for CBS’ MACGYVER. We’ve raised money for our winners’ indie series and helped content sell all around town. THIS IS A COMPETITION TO CONNECT YOUR TO INDUSTRY INSIDERS. YOU COULD BE NEXT!
Value of Goods/Services: 10,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

We recommend that you include 3 basic elements, though we leave it up to you, ultimately, to decide the most effective way to present your great tv idea.

1. LOGLINE/OVERALL DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOW – Succinctly tell us what the show is about (both externally and thematically); what is this “world” we’ll be entering? Is there any general background info that you feel is relevant? Are there existing shows that you can reference to help clarify what you are ‘selling’.
2. SERIES REGULARS – Give us 4 or 5 of the characters that we’ll be seeing every week. Include a brief description of them and how they relate to each other and the world of the show.
3. FORMAT OF THE SHOW – What does a typical episode look like? – you can use other shows as comparisons, you can walk us through the structure of a show or you can be much more general and simply let us know things like, is it episodic (like LAW AND ORDER) or a single, serialized story like “24”? You may want to include some possible season-long arcs, but there is no need to overload us with information.

If you feel that you have a better format for letting a potential buyer know what the show you are selling is, we welcome your creativity.

Note: for writers who would like professional guidance as they prep their work for today’s competitive marketplace, we offer several forms of SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT from professionals who have developed scripts that have gone on to sell to HBO, FX, PARAMOUNT, COLUMBIA, FOX SEARCHLIGHT, CBS as well as winner of the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES, NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP.

For more info contact: info@nextventertainment.com