HOW DOES IT WORK?
Six diverse emerging writers will be selected to present 10 minutes of an original unproduced pilot. Each pilot script will be paired with an established Showrunner who will direct the live staged reading and an emerging or mid-career Filmmaker who will create a 90-second cinematic look book that establishes the tone and style of the pilot.
WHAT IS A 90-SECOND CINEMATIC LOOK BOOK?
Imagine you’ve been hired to direct this new pilot. The Showrunner and Writer have ideas about what the show should feel like, but they also want to see your unique point of view. Ideally, the 90-second film will tell us about the world of the pilot, it would include a pitch or logline, images, sound, and your style. OR are you more interested in a documentary approach? We’re into that too. Use your 90-seconds to take us into the world and and its creators through the documentary lens. Most important, be creative and be you!
AM I ELIGIBLE?
Applicant must be an emerging or mid-career filmmaker.
Filmmaker must be a Tisch alumni, but may be from any department, undergrad or grad.
Applicant must be a diverse filmmaker. We define diverse, as any person who identifies as a woman, person of color, LGBTQIA, and/or disabled.
Submission deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017 by 11:59 pm PST
Before you begin the form, be prepared with the following:
Your contact information
A short bio (less than 200 words)
A short essay telling us about a recent movie or television show that you feel is similar to your style and approach to filmmaking. (less than 400 words)
A link to your website, reel, or other sample of your work.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT?
Zip Zero Zilch! Absolutely nothing.
WHEN IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE?
Friday, November 10, 2017 by 11:59 pm PST
CAN WE SUBMIT AS A FILMMAKING TEAM?
Yes, but BOTH filmmakers must meet all eligibility requirements.
Please select one filmmaker to be the primary contact.
Use the "Second Filmmaker" question to enter the name, short bio, and Tisch major of the second filmmaker.
WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED?
Filmmakers will be notified by December 31, 2017 if they have been selected.
CAN I PARTICIPATE IN OTHER (WINK WINK) WAYS TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS?
Yes! We need a strong team of volunteers to pull this off. We are currently seeking:
Stage Manager and Technical Crew
Day Of Staff (bartenders, ushers, box office)
And please contact us if you are able to donate goods or services (i.e. photo copies, binders, flowers, wine, beer, food, paper goods)
Email us at:
Subject line: Volunteer
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
We’d love to answer them.
Email us at:
Subject line: Question
We ask that you please be patient as we are volunteers, but we will always do our best to get back to you within 48 hours.
THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!