Screenwriting Contest


Calling aspiring screenwriters!  North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce the First Annual North Hempstead Television (NHTV) Screenwriting Contest.

The Town is looking for screenwriters both young and old to submit original scripts that could be filmed by the Town’s television producers for a program that would air on NHTV.  Scripts must be no longer than six pages, including a cover page, and suitable for general audiences.  First page should include title, name and contact information. The script can be funny, serious, or a mix of both, but just needs to contain three key elements:

  • It must be filmed in the Town of North Hempstead.
  • A Town facility or park must be incorporated. (Limit to two locations)
  • The person who submits must be a resident of the Town of North Hempstead.

One script will be chosen from an age 18 and under category, and another script will be chosen from the age 18 and over category. Scripts can be emailed in a PDF format to  The deadline is January 15, 2015.

North Hempstead Television (NHTV) is the 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, government-run television station that airs on channels 18 and 63 on Cablevision and Channel 46 on Verizon FIOS, as well as on the web at

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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