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Posted: Jun 20, 2012 CALL FOR ENTRIES: SCRIPT TO SCREEN
Source: National Screen Institute - Canada
Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2012 at 4 p.m. CT.
What is Script to Screen?
Script to Screen is a writer-oriented development program funded by Movie Central and delivered by the National Screen Institute.
The course is designed to provide emerging and established screenwriters with the financial and creative tools to develop commercially-driven feature film concepts for film and television audiences.
The course will identify up to five gifted writers and help shape their ideas from the early stages of development through to a polished, production-ready script with viable market interest.
Movie Central would like to encourage writers to submit family feature film proposals. To support this initiative, one of the five awards will go to a family-oriented project.
NOTE: The call is only open to the first 150 complete applications. A message will appear here when we reach the 150 mark.
How it works
Successful applicants will receive a development advance of up to $50,000 which will be spread across the treatment, first draft and final draft stages.
The development process will span a year from the signing of the agreement to a polished script.
Writers need to submit their creative materials at each phase to a representative from Movie Central and NSI for creative feedback and approval before moving to the next phase.
Only projects that demonstrate progress and potential will, at the discretion of Movie Central and NSI, advance to the next phase.
Throughout the development phase writers will report to and be mentored by Melissa Kajpust, Director of Programming at the National Screen Institute.
During the final development phase writers will receive assistance in creating market interest. Movie Central and NSI will work with the writers towards attaching producers and distributors for those who do not already have them attached.
Movie Central shall be granted a first right of negotiation with respect to any production based upon all or part of the script funded under the program.
Visit here for more information and to apply.