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TV Writer Podcast Summer Contest 2011!

2011 Summer Contest

TV WRITER PODCAST SUMMER CONTEST 2011

The contest is now closed… thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to all who won! The full list of winners is at the bottom of this page.

GRAND PRIZES:

Jen Grisanti Pitch Consulting Package (worth $250)
Final Draft Software (worth $249)
Ellen Sandler Career Strategy Consulting Session (worth $100)

WEEKLY & INSTANT PRIZES:

– Pilar Alessandra instructional DVD (worth $30)
– Book “Small Screen, Big Picture” by Chad Gervich (worth $11)
– 3 Script Magazine subscriptions (worth $25 each)
– more could be added!

HOW TO ENTER:

JEN GRISANTI GRAND PRIZE: FIND NEW TV WRITERS FOR TWITTER DATABASE
– Every new submission or correction to TV Writer Twitter Database was a new entry in the draw for the Jen Grisanti grand prize.

– Thanks to several entrants, 163 new writers were added to the TV Writer Twitter Database, bringing the total to a whopping 887!

FINAL DRAFT SOFTWARE GRAND PRIZE: SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR PODCAST
– The challenge was to check out the schedule of upcoming interviewees on the podcast site, and submit questions for the interviews. Every interviewee question submitted gave an entry in the draw for the Final Draft software grand prize (plus 2 bonus entries if the question was actually read on the podcast).

ELLEN SANDLER GRAND PRIZE: “LIKE” THE FACEBOOK GROUP
– To win the Ellen Sandler grand prize, all you had to do was “Like” the TV Writer Podcast Facebook group — the winner was chosen at random from all the Facebook group members at the end of the contest.

WEEKLY PRIZES:
– Weekly challenges/prizes were announced at TV Writer Chat Sundays (6:30-7:30pm PST). For more details on how to be a part of the chats, go to tvwriterchat.com.

ELIGIBILITY & CONDITIONS:
– You may win more than one prize.
– Anyone is eligible, except for Gray Jones, employees of Script Magazine, and employees of Final Draft.
– Prize winners will be contacted by email. If there is no response by August 31st, a second email will be sent. If there is no response by September 7th, the prize will be defaulted and the person in 2nd position in the draw or challenge will win the prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
– Special thanks to Jen Grisanti, Ellen Sandler, Pilar Alessandra, Chad Gervich, Final Draft Inc., and Script Magazine for donating prizes.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For more information, email Gray Jones at mail@tvwriterpodcast.com.

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LIST OF WINNERS:

JEN GRISANTI GRAND PRIZE (FIND NEW TV WRITERS FOR TWITTER DATABASE)
PRIZE AWARDED: Jen Grisanti Pitch Consulting Package (worth $250)
WINNER: Eva Taylor

FINAL DRAFT SOFTWARE GRAND PRIZE (SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR PODCAST)
PRIZE AWARDED: Final Draft Software (worth $249)
WINNER: Lauren B.

ELLEN SANDLER GRAND PRIZE (“LIKE” THE FACEBOOK GROUP)
PRIZE AWARDED: Ellen Sandler Career Strategy Consulting Session (worth $100)
WINNER: Cortney Matz

TWITTER DATABASE RUNNER-UP (SUBMITTED MOST WRITERS)
PRIZE AWARDED: Pilar Alessandra instructional DVD (worth $30)
WINNER: Sarah Newman

WEEK 1 WEEKLY PRIZE (July 17-23) === CLOSED:
CHALLENGE WAS: What is the total number of free TV scripts, pilots, and TV bibles at the massive Lee Thomson script archive? (Answer: 1637)
PRIZE AWARDED: 1 year Script Magazine subscription, including free access to 7 years of digital back issues!
WINNER: Steph Cheng

WEEK 2 WEEKLY PRIZE (July 24-30): === CLOSED:
CHALLENGE WAS: Find least expensive book on Gray’s Bookshelf at the TV Writer Podcast Amazon Mini-Store (Answer: “The 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwriters” by Karl Iglesias, at $9.38).
PRIZE AWARDED: 1 year Script Magazine subscription, including free access to 7 years of digital back issues!
WINNER: Derek Moreno

WEEK 3 WEEKLY PRIZE (July 31-August 6): === CLOSED:
CHALLENGE WAS: Count the number of resource links on the TV Writer Podcast website sidebar (Answer: 91).
PRIZE AWARDED: 1 year Script Magazine subscription, including free access to 7 years of digital back issues!
WINNER: Michael T. Burgess

WEEK 4 WEEKLY PRIZE (August 7-13): === CLOSED:
CHALLENGE WAS: Contribute new resource links for the TV Writer Podcast website sidebar.
PRIZE AWARDED: Chad Gervich’s excellent book, “Small Screen, Big Picture.”
WINNER: Sarah Newman

WEEK 5 WEEKLY PRIZE (August 14-20): === CLOSED:
CHALLENGE WAS: Go to the new “DSLR” page on the TV Writer Podcast website. On that page, find the answer to this question: which external DSLR website is home to the fabulous DSLR Cinematography Guide?
PRIZE AWARDED: Paperback copy of William Rabkin’s excellent book, “Writing the Pilot” (when it ships).

WINNER: Lauren B.

INSTANT PRIZE 1 (July 19) === CLOSED:
CHALLENGE WAS: First to answer where screenwriter Thomas Lennon is from (Answer: Chicago).
PRIZE AWARDED: Free registration for webinar with Hollywood screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, sponsored by Final Draft, Inc.
WINNER: Steph Cheng

INSTANT PRIZE 2 (July 26) === CLOSED:
CHALLENGE WAS: First to answer which has been the most viewed TV Writer Podcast to date (Answer: Jen Grisanti podcast).
PRIZE AWARDED: Paperback copy of William Rabkin’s excellent book, “Writing the Pilot.”
WINNER: Melissa McCready

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Graham “Gray” Jones is a reality/lifestyle TV editor/writer located in Los Angeles. Originally from Canada, he has an honors Screenwriting BFA from York University, where he graduated with distinction in 1994. He currently produces and hosts the "TV Writer Podcast" in partnership with Script Magazine. Formerly, he produced one of the world’s leading TV-themed podcasts, "Chuck vs. the Podcast," about NBC’s Chuck.