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Storytellers Initiative

SeriesFest is looking for the next short form script writer!

SeriesFest is thrilled to partner once again with Elysium Bandini Studios to discover creative, fresh television writers. The past four years the Storytellers Initiative has focused exclusively on comedy series; with our switch to short form for Season 5, both comedy and drama submissions are welcome! What we're looking for is a short form series with a strong point of view and bold characters. In order to qualify, interested writers are encouraged to submit pilot scripts with episodes running less than 15 minutes (minimum 15 - maximum 20 pages) and a series bible.

 

HOW IT WORKS

The scripts entered into this competition must be short form pilot episodes not exceeding 15 minutes. If the pilot episode is under 15 pages, writers must submit subsequent episodes to reach a total minimum of 15 pages. Entries must also include a Series bible, 3-15 pages - including Logline, Pilot Summary, Character Breakdown, and at least six future episode synopsis.

 

PRIZE DETAILS

Writers of the winning project, announced in May, will receive an exclusive first look development deal with Elysium Bandini Studios, a professionally produced pilot presentation, and will participate in a “Storytellers Initiative” live read event at SeriesFest: Season 5. Finalists will be flown out to Los Angeles where they will participate in a 2-day lab including creative workshops with established industry professionals. Workshops will take place April 24-25, 2019.

 

CLICK THE "SUBMIT HERE" BUTTON BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO ENTER, INCLUDING ENTRY FEES, SUBMISSION MATERIALS, GUIDELINES AND KEY DATES

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