The 2023 TV Contest’s Late Deadline is Almost Here

The late deadline for our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is right around the corner on Monday, September 5th. Take advantage of our late submission price by submitting by the 5th.

Why Submit?

CineStory selects about 30 emerging screenwriters through its annual TV competition for a 4-day intensive retreat held in April 29 – May 2, 2023. All retreat attendees will have the opportunity to meet with 3 industry professionals and receive personalized feedback on their projects, as well as first-hand advice on how to navigate a career in the entertainment industry. In addition, attendees participate in a mock Drama and a mock Comedy writers’ room so they can experience what it is like inside an actual TV writers’ room.

The TV Fellowship

One exceptional writer also will be selected as the CineStory Fellow and will receive a prize valued at $5,000 USD that includes free tuition and lodging to the TV Retreat, a $1,000 cash prize, and a 12-month mentorship from 2 industry mentors to help enhance the Fellow’s career path.

CineStory TV Alum Success Stories

CineStory TV alumni have gone on to direct or write for TV shows such as the EXPANSE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, SUPERNATURAL and GRAY’S ANATOMY. Our 2018 TV Fellow, Naomi Iwamoto, is currently a staff writer on the TV series HAPPY TOGETHER.

The Only Way to Qualify is To Enter!

The only way to qualify to attend a retreat and be in the running for the TV Fellowship is to submit to our contest. So submit today – we want to read your work!

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