TV ME! Contest Deadline is December 31
(released 12/1/2011)

The call for entries late deadline for the 2012 TV ME! Contest is December 31, 2011.  The writers' competition seeking content ideas for television programming is being produced by the Sarasota County Film & Television Office.  Submission instructions and prize information are available online at

Contest prizes for the first place winner in each of three specific categories include trophies, cash awards and gifts from sponsors and the SCFEO will submit those first-place winning concepts electronically to executives and decision-makers in the television industry for consideration.

One grand prize winner is chosen for the best entry across all categories, who receives all of the prizes won by the three category first place winners, plus the grand prize of an escorted trip to Los Angeles to pitch to a select group of industry professionals.

In addition, the 2012 contest has now added another new and exciting dimension: The Grand Prize Winner will attend the InkTip Pitch & Networking Summit III March 30-31, 2012, also in Los Angeles, where he, she or they will have the opportunity to personally meet with and pitch an average of 30 different studio, production, agency and representation companies in a single day. All of these winners are invited to be present at a press conference announcing their achievements followed by an awards luncheon.

Individuals and creative teams can compete for awards and prizes in three different categories:

• scripted series (from comedy to drama, animated to children's programs, science fiction to hybrids and other genres of recurring and/or series television);

• unscripted/partially scripted (reality programs, game shows, demonstration/training programs such as cooking, crafts, skills, documentary, interview and expose programs, etc.);  and

• one-offs (single standalone programs such as a mini-series , a movie-of-the-week, an award or sporting event, a special televised gala, benefit, tribute,  fundraiser, concert, staged performance, etc.).

To enter or obtain more details, visit or send email to request information:

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