TV One, a television station servicing 59 million households, is searching for a fresh, new, contemporary and entertaining script. Do you have a script that meets the criteria?
TV One first sponsored the Screenplay Competition in 2015. Opportunities for writers do not come everyday and a competition of this magnitude could mean a big break for an up and coming individual waiting on their turn to shine. The TV One Screenplay Competition committee members will read the top 20 scripts. Out of the many submissions, TV One will choose three finalist to fly to Miami, Florida to the American Black Film Festival, an annual event dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent.
To date, the most successful artists stemming from the American Black Film Festival includes Ryan Coogler, Anthony Anderson, Will Packer, Issa Rae, Omari Hardwick, and Raoul Peck. From these talented artists the world was able to experience Black Panther, Blackish, Girls Trip, Insecure, Power, and I Am Not Your Negro, respectively.
The finalist will be selected based on three simple points: creativity, originality, and the ability for the script to be transformed into a made-for-TV production. In addition to attending the American Black Film Festival, the winner will be announced during the ABFF Filmmaker event, on June 16, 2018. The winner of the competition will receive $5,000 and the opportunity to have their script turned into a TV One film. The contest ends on February 27, 2018.
Each year, TV One uses the Screenplay Competition as a way to introduce new writers and voices to the entertainment industry. Per the TV One website, D’Angela Proctor, TV One’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production remarked, ”It is our goal to discover new talent and help make dreams come true for deserving young writers of color who will have the opportunity to see their work leap from the pages to the screen.”
So what are you waiting for? Your future depends on you!