Drama Script Competition opens for entries | News

The Drama Series Script Competition, a coproduction between C21Media and Entertainment One (eOne), produced in association with Script Angel, has opened for entries, bidding to find the next big thing in international drama.

Full information, guidelines and the online entry form can be found by CLICKING HERE.

We’re looking for outstanding pilots for a one-hour drama series from fresh writers who have what it takes to create a primetime drama series.

Winners will receive US$10,000 development funding, time in a writers room on a current series and assistance in taking their drama project to series, with unprecedented access to the global television drama market.

The script competition is open for entries between August 9 and October 10 this year.

The final round of the script competition will consist of a pitch presentation at the C21 International Drama Summit in November.

“We’re delighted to join forces once again with C21 on this initiative to encourage, support and discover new writing talent,” said Polly Williams (left), VP scripted development, eOne Television. “We continue to invest in scripted programming and look forward to another stellar competition year of finding outstanding original new voices/that great next series and new voice.”

C21 editor-in-chief and MD David Jenkinson said: “Year-on-year the script competition grows in stature and is uncovering some of the most exciting new writing talent in the business. With projects from previous winners in development, we’re looking forward to discovering new stars in 2017.

“The partnership with eOne has allowed us to discover, mentor and reward some of the most exciting new talent going. It has also allowed eOne to develop some fantastic projects with the winners, which is ongoing.”

This year we are delighted to welcome Script Angel as a partner, which will add another dimension to the script reading process and also provide additional prizes for the finalists.

Each of the five runners-up will receive six months of professional coaching and script development support from Script Angel. This will consist of a one-to-one script development meeting with Script Angel founder Hayley McKenzie, providing feedback on the project submitted to the competition, plus a further script development meeting providing feedback on a revised draft of this project or a new one-hour project. Script Angel will also provide an additional…

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