Film, TV

MidWk Updates: Attention Future Screenwriters…

5.6.2020

Hello, good morning, afternoon, wherever you are. From time to time I get tips from resourceable places and this tip brought me to Humanitas. For those who have dabbled into screenwriting for film or television and would like to push further into the industry, this may be for you. Short notice, yes, but better late than ever!


Credit source: Humanitas

 

 

ENTRY DETAILS

In 2010, Executive Director Cathleen Young created NEW VOICES with the vision of discovering, developing, and launching a new generation of talented writers under the mentorship of Hollywood showrunners and studio partners.

Every year, NEW VOICES selects up to six writers through a rigorous selection process. Candidates are asked to submit a script and participate in personal interviews. Once matched with a mentor, the writers have three months to further develop their script under their mentors’ supervision. After the script is honed, HUMANITAS sends it to a partnering studio or network executive. The winning writers are given recognition at the annual awards ceremony and are awarded with a $7,500 grant.

We are looking for well-written scripts with compelling stories and developed characters. Any genre is accepted as a 30-minute pilot, 60-minute pilot, or feature film screenplay. We accept only one application and script per year. To be eligible a TV writer can have experience up to and including “Executive Story Editor”, and feature writers cannot have earned more than $25,000 writing fictional work for film.

TIMELINE

SUBMISSIONS OPEN – OCTOBER 15TH, 2019

Early Deadline: Feb 15, 2020

Regular Deadline: March 15, 2020

Extended Deadline: April 30, 2020

FINAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5/23/2020

  • Announcement of semi-finalists and finalists: June/July 2020

  • Annual awards event: January/February 2021

A SIGNATURE HUMANITAS NEW VOICES STORY MUST:

  1. Challenge us to use our freedom to grow and develop.

  2. Confront us with our individual responsibility.

  3. Examine the consequences of our choices.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • One original 30-minute pilot, 60-minute pilot, or feature film screenplay (name redacted)

  • Logline

  • Brief synopsis (1 paragraph)

  • Release form

Depending on what deadline you submit your entry by, there is a different fee to submit to NEW VOICES. Candidates will submit payment with their application.

  • Early Deadline: $65.00

  • Regular Deadline: $75.00

  • Extended Deadline: $75.00

  • FINAL DEADLINE: $75.00

If you are selected as a Semifinalist, you must prepare:

  • Letter of interest (1 page, double-spaced)

  • Resume (no more than 2 pages)

  • Bio (1 page, double-spaced)

ABOUT HUMANITAS

HUMANITAS IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HONORS AND EMPOWERS FILM AND TELEVISION WRITERS WHOSE WORK EXPLORES THE HUMAN CONDITION IN A NUANCED, MEANINGFUL WAY WHICH BRINGS THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY CLOSER.

A signature HUMANITAS story:

  • Challenges us to use our freedom to grow and develop

  • Confronts us with our individual responsibility, and examines the consequences of our choices

  • Entertains us with fully realized characters and elegantly crafted stories.

The overarching goal of HUMANITAS is to promote peace and love in the human family–one story at a time.

 

Website: www.humanitasprize.org

This is the only update for today but will have more soon. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Wednesday, be safe, be healthy, be blessed.

 

Featured and other images: Humanitas & Wallpaper Safari

 
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