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HOW IT WORKS

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your script in front of the world’s drama community! We are looking for original drama series with global appeal. Be part of the story.

Perks & Prizes
From the pool of submissions made between August 9th 2017 and October 10th 2017, six finalists will be chosen.

Each will be given the unique opportunity to be paired with an established screenwriter mentor for the month of November, who will provide a hands-on guidehip with each finalist providing insight with potential script notes, suggestions on how best to pitch their script, and input on how to “sell” the ongoing series they created.

The script competition finalists will then be invited to participate in the C21 International Drama Summit, which will take place at Kings Place in London, November 27th through 29th 2017 where the final round of the competition will take place: the scripts will be shared with conference delegates and each finalist will present their script & series to a panel of judges in front of conference. Once each finalist has presented their pitch, our shortlist of judges will select a winner of the script competition. The winner will receive a US$10,000 (ten thousand US dollars) prize, and the script itself will be put into development at Entertainment One Television.

After the Winner is decided, the remaining five (5) finalists (runners-Up) will receive the following prize:The 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. Thereafter Script Angel will offer a further script development meeting providing feedback on a revised draft of this project or a new one-hour project. In addition, Script Angel will provide an additional one-on-one coaching session.

Who can apply?

  • Anyone with a great series idea, and a burning desire & talent for writing. Aspiring writers and experienced writers alike are welcome.

How to apply?

  • The script competition is open for entries between August 9th 2017 and October 10th 2017.
  • entries should consist of a pilot script and a 1-3 page document along with at least one industry reference (guidelines described below).
  • Submissions should be made through the online submissions form which can be found here.

Pilot guidelines

  • Each entry should be supported by a reference at the top of the treatment. This should take the form of a single paragraph which says “I support the entry of ‘writer name’ for ‘script name’ and include contact email or phone number for the reference. This referee can be: Literary agent, producer, development executive, drama commissioner, script editor, experienced screenwriter or screenwriting course tutor.
  • The script must have been written within the last 2 years.
  • The script must be fully available and not under any option
  • The script must be no longer than 60 pages
  • The script must not have been sold at any point to a studio, network, production company, or any other third party.
  • For scripts that are based on underlying material, they must:
    • Be based upon content that’s in the public domain (or)
    • Be based upon intellectual property that has been optioned/is controlled by the writer submitting to this competition.
  • Script subject matter is unrestricted but a priority of the competition is to identify and support pilots which, through their themes, will have global appeal.
  • It is mandatory for the 1-3 page document to include a 1 paragraph description at the top that succinctly states your series concept. Other things you might include are:
    • A personal statement about why you wrote this show and what makes it stand out.
    • The themes you’re hoping to explore in the show
    • Marketability of the show – looking around at the TV landscape, is anything like your show already on the air? In what ways is it unique and different and needs to be viewed by millions.
    • Tell us something about your passion for writing or writing experience.

Rights

  • Writers must be able to demonstrate they own the rights to the story
  • In consideration of entering into the competition (and eOne’s support of the competition and entrants), eOne reserves the right to option any of the projects submitted through the Competition in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions, otherwise the applicant (other than the Winner) will retain all intellectual property rights of their submitted project. This option must be exercised before November 26th 2017