In collaboration with multi-hyphenate Janelle Monáe and her manufacturing firm, Wondaland Productions, SeriesFest is looking for radical, rebellious episodic scripts “that really feel disruptive and sticky and buzzy,” the Denver-based competition introduced.
In response to the competition description, Wondaland Footage will probably be prioritizing “tales which can be elevated and enjoyable, odd/left of middle, and culturally related. Compelling characters from marginalized POVs.” The staff can be on the lookout for distinctive story construction and sequence potential in entries.
“Thematically it ought to be saying one thing well timed; medication we aren’t hand fed. — The tablet contained in the apple sauce. Grounded Afro-futurism. Elevated true crime. Elevated comedy. Most significantly, does it spark pleasure?” Wondaland and SeriesFest ask.
Winners of the script competitors will probably be entitled to alternatives to share their concepts through visible media and tv, a dwell script learn at SeriesFest: Season 9 held subsequent Could, in addition to the possibility for an unique growth cope with Wondaland Footage.
Three finalists will probably be handpicked for a inventive workshop with business consultants. The 2-day digital occasion will embody periods on how you can pitch together with mini writers’ rooms for all three scripts.
“We see a urgent want to inform tales that middle on Black and Queer individuals and discover race, class, and gender in recent methods,” the announcement emphasizes. “Shifts how individuals see one another and the entire world round them.”
Entry supplies embody a pilot script for an episodic story of 80 pages or much less or a 30-minute to hour-long pilot script; in addition to a Sequence Format Deck containing a logline, sequence common and recurring character descriptions, and season one story arch or future episode descriptions.
Entrants have to be aged 18 years or older. Script entries are restricted at one per individual.
“Storytelling is on the middle of who I’m, and Wondaland Footage and I are dedicated to increasing the database of writers and expertise who obtain funding so the following era of storytellers might be consultant of the audiences that eat them,” Monáe enthused.
The deadline for submission is November 3 and late entries will probably be accepted till January 10 of subsequent 12 months. The usual submission price is $45 whereas late submissions are $70.
Submit an entry for the script competitors right here.
An eight-time Grammy nominee, Monáe’s albums embody “Soiled Pc” and “The Electrical Woman.” “Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight,” and “Harriet” are amongst her display credit. She’ll be seen subsequent in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller,” set to hit choose theaters in November and launch on Netflix December 23.