22 April 2011

Black Women's Entertainment Network Web Series Screenplay Contest

Post date: 22 April 2011
Deadline: 30 June 2011

RFI is happy to partner with the BLACK WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK (BWE NETWORK) on this amazing new opportunity for both emerging and established writers to have their work produced for broadcast on the web. This contest was created and is sponsored by BWE Network, whose goal is to support, encourage and promote entertainment for Black women. However, anyone can apply for this screenwriting contest, the only requirement is that the web show feature a Black woman in a lead role.


This is an international screenwriting contest open to all writers 18 years of age or older that are not employees of Rockstone Foundation Inc or the Black Women's Entertainment Network.


One winning WEB SERIES PILOT script will be selected, optioned, produced for up to $10,000 and aired on the Black Women's Entertainment Network's website (bwenetwork.com).


• Script submissions can be in any genre
• Script's main or lead character must be a Black woman
• We will not accept any completed web series, treatments or ideas
• Scripts will not be returned
• Organizations and companies are not eligible to apply
• The applicant(s) must be the sole creator(s) of the script
• The script must be copyrighted or registered with the WGA (Writers Guild of America) under the name(s) of the writer(s)
• Submitted script must be solely original and may not be an adaptation of any previously written, performed, or filmed work by another artist
• The applicant must accept the terms of our Submission Release Agreement
• The applicant must upload a current resume with their application
• All submissions are done on-line via our website (we will not accept submissions via mail)
• A $25.00 non-refundable application fee must accompany each script submissions
• Multiple submissions are accepted (seperate fee applied to each submission)


• Maximum of 10 pages (excluding title page).
• Script must use Courier 12 and be in standard industry script format
• No illustrations or photographs on the inside pages or the cover page of the script
• Script must be written in the English language
• No scripts longer than 10 pages will be accepted
• You must submit your script as an Adobe PDF or Final Draft file


All application materials, including your script submission, submission release form, and application form must be submitted on-line via our web site at http://www.rockstone.org/contest.htm. For questions about the contest or the application process, contact Lucinda Jackson, Director of Programs (Lucinda@rockstone.org).


A team of jurors comprised of accomplished writers, agents, managers, web content providers and production executives will evaluate and rate each script for originality, story, dialogue, character development and marketability. Five (5) semi-finalists will be chosen from which one winner will emerge. The five semi-final scripts will be made available on-line where visitors to both rockstone.org and bwenetwork.com will be able to vote and comment on their favorate script. The winning script will be optioned by the Black Women's Entertainment Network and the writer(s) will work closely with BWE Network’s production team to get the script ready for production.


Deadline for submission is Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 11:59pm. Five semi-finalists and one winner will be announced by August 1st, 2011.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: Lucinda Jackson at Lucinda@rockstone.org

For submissions: click here

Website: http://www.rockstone.org/, http://bwenetwork.com
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