Urgent Media--a great company and a friend of ScriptFaze--is helping to get the word out about a great new writing contest… You can peek at Urgent’s BLOG or go right to the CONTEST WEBSITE for more details, but in a nutshell they’re looking for kick ass family-themed comedy pilots… The contest is free and offers great perks, like $5000 to the winner and input/guidance from John Wells—whose writing and EP work includes The West Wing, ER, Shameless, and a ton of other shows. This contest isn’t widely advertised yet, so get your scripts in fast… It’s a real opportunity. Here’s the blip from the contest website:
The Alliance for Family Entertainment who have been involved with getting such shows as “Gilmore Girls”, “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Friday Night Lights” on the air are sponsoring a FREE contest. (Full Disclosure: UC is involved with this project! YAY!) They’re looking for comedy screenplays having to do with the modern American family.
The winner will receive $5000, guidance and input from John Wells, whose work includes ER, Third Watch and The West Wing.
Dust off that :30 minute screenplay you polished last year or finish up on the one you started a couple weeks ago. THIS IS WIDE OPEN AND READY FOR THE TAKING!!!!
Submit and additional details here: ComedyWriterContest.com
DEADLINE: October 28th at 11:59 am ET.