Competition Time! (4)

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

The 5th annual Short Screenplay Contest run by Kansas City WIFT has a final deadline of Feb. 1, 2016.

All members of a Women in Film chapter get a discount on their entry fee. Please see http://www.kcwift.com/contest/.  The final judges include Morgan Dameron of Bad Robot Productions, Kevin Willmott ("Chi-Raq"), and Kerri Yost of the Citizen Jane Institute and Film Festival.

The contest has 2 goals: (1) Encourage more women to write screenplays. (2) Encourage all writers to develop female protagonists. To accomplish these goals, they offer 2 prizes:

$1,000 for Best Screenplay by a Female Writer (or writing team)

$500 for Best Female Protagonist (open to both men and women who can also vie for the top prize)

So if you are sitting at the beach wondering where to pitch that screenplay - give this a go!

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CALLING ALL WEB SERIES WRITERS - GET YOUR SERIES MADE!

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Unitec's Performing and Screen Arts Department (PASA) is looking for a web series to produce in semester 1 2016.

Third-year screen and acting students will partner together, under the supervision of industry-leading tutors, to produce a web series written by YOU. This might be something you have already developed, or a concept you will devise especially for PASA.

This collaborative project will be produced by Unitec using our studio, equipment, crews, directors, post production facilities, costume and art department resources.

PASA sees this as an opportunity for either experienced writer/s, or confident emerging writer/s to work with them and their specific set of required parameters for mutual benefit.

THE PARAMETERS FOR THE BRIEF:

The finished work will be in the format of either 10 x 3-3� min episodes that would each be shot over 1 day OR  5 x 6-7 min episodes that would each be shot over 2 days.

 

The story must provide speaking-parts for 9 female and 9 male roles, each featuring in 1-2 episodes. Ages range from 18-25.  There is the possibility for a small number of lead characters that exist across the whole series.

The scripts can be a division of studio based work and location work.  The studio set will be one set only - the pivotal location in the story - such as a house interior (living / dining or bedroom / bathroom), an interior motel room, or an interior caf� etc.

 

TIMELINE:

Fri 29th Jan 3pm:          EXPRESSION OF INTEREST submissions close

Wed 03rd Feb:              PASA responds to writers

Mon 08th Feb:              Final confirmation of contracted writer/s - storywork starts

Fri 19th Feb:                Story outlines signed off

Fri 11th March:             All episodes delivered in draft

Mon 21st March:          All cast, sets, locations locked off

Fri 01st April:                Deadline for delivery of shooting scripts

Mon 11th April:             Pre Production commences

Tue 17th May:              Shooting commences

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS - email to agraves@unitec.ac.nz

  • Short proposal outlining your idea, characters and general arc of the series
  • Writing CV (if you haven't done a lot, please submit a writing sample)
  • A brief statement on why you want to do this web series

ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL. Writing fee to be negotiated.

Any questions before the deadline please contact Anna Graves on 021 1081972 or Maile Daugherty on 021 399149