The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment, James Lassiter and Will Smith of Overbrook Entertainment are searching for America’s Newest TV Scriptwriters.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
Will Smith and James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainmed are working together with the ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment ( a group of national advertisers working on finding great family content) to find the most talented undiscovered TV scriptwriter in the Country.
Submit either your 30-minute comedy or one-hour drama by 1pm PST, March 21, 2013.
Script Guidelines and Eligibility
There are a set of rules and guidelines for this contest. Please read through the following Script Guidelines and Eligibility information .
Resources for Scriptwriters
Aspiring Scriptwriter Resources
James Lassiter, who co-founded Overbrook Entertainment with Will Smith, learned to hone his producing skills by reading a collection of books and studying countless scripts. Below are two recommended reading lists to help inspire you to write extraordinary content for the contest and beyond.
A Creative Reading List
Bettelhein, The Uses of Enchantment
Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Campbell and Moyer, The Power of Myth
Hauge, Writing Screenplays that Sell Through the Power of Words
Schmidt, 45 Master Characters
Sharp, A Writer’s Workbook: Daily Exercises for the Writing Life
Tobias, 20 Master Plots & How to Build Them
Viders, 10 Steps to Creating Memorable Characters
Vogler, The Writer’s Journey
Teaching a New Generation of Scriptwriting List
For the full list of reading suggested by legendary scriptwriter James Lassiter, .
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