Friday, September 01, 2006

Make Your Mark In Film / Cobra Vision competition

Make Your Mark in Film (coordinated by the Make Your Mark campaign - a business-led, government-backed campaign to encourage people in their teens and twenties to have an idea and make it happen) have teamed up with CobraVision to run a screenwriting competition.

The brief is to create a script comprising 10 x 5 minute episodes around the premise of having an idea and making it happen. The competition is open to anyone over 18 and the winner will be paid £3,000.

The closing date for entries is 15 December 2006. Thanks to Shooting People for the link.

Comment: I'm all in favour of competitions, but having read the competiton brief and rules (PDF files) I've got some reservations about this one. It seems you have to submit 50 minutes worth of script - that would be OK if it was a piece that you could use elsewhere (eg a spec feature) but for such a specific brief it's a lot to ask. Why not just one episode and an outline? Also, entrants must sign a release that says:
I hereby give permission that if this screenplay wins the competition, the Competition organisers may make revisions to the screenplay if deemed necessary by the Competition organisers without prior consultation or notification.

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