NBC Universal is holding their annual NBC Scene Showcase and are looking for aspiring writers to join the network.
NBC Scene Showcase is a 6 to 8 week workshop of original scenes by diverse writers, cast with up-and-coming actors guided by leading directors in the industry. Following the workshop, there will be a live theatrical showcase for network executives, producers, casting directors and other industry professionals.
The NBC Scene Showcase is a one night event where NBC produces a showcase of 5 minute scenes by up-and-coming diverse writers and directors, starring new diverse talent. This event has been quite a success for past participants with some getting staffed and booked on NBC shows!
Here is the Selection process from NBCUniversal:
2014 NBCUniversal Scene Showcase
Stage One: Script Selection (Writers)
We will put out an open call for scripts to be performed live in front of an audience. We will accept two types of scripts: comedy scenes and dramatic monologues.
COMEDY SCENE REQUIREMENTS:
- There should be no more than two actors in the scene (and no less).
- The scene should be five minutes long (4-6 pages, standard script format).
- The piece should be stand-alone; it shouldn’t feel like an excerpt from a longer piece, and should have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
- Given that these scenes are meant to be performed on a stage in front of a live audience, special effects should be kept to a minimum.
DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE REQUIREMENTS:
- As it is a monologue, it should be written for ONE actor.
- The monologue should be 1-2 minutes long.
- The piece should be able to stand alone.
We will accept only one submission per applicant.
Once the window has closed, the reading process will begin. If the Scene Showcase decides to move forward with your script, you will be notified by early Feburary 2015.
NBCUniversal will be looking for aspiring actors to work on the scenes in February 2015. Stay tuned for updates by signing up for our newsletter!
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