Got a great idea for a new TV show? No need to pitch it to the networks directly. Just post your pilot on MySpace, win 25K and get a development deal with Fox. What a deal!
MySpace, the Fox Broadcasting Company and the Producers Guild of America announced an exclusive industry partnership designed to recruit the next generation of talent in original programming. Together, the companies are introducing "The Storyteller Challenge," a program inviting aspiring producers to enter their original 5-7 minute television "pilots" on a dedicated MySpace community page beginning September 4th.
Two winning entrants will each receive 25K and an opportunity for a development deal with Fox. Additionally, the MySpace community will have exclusive access to the entries and the opportunity to weigh in on their favorite content. Winners will be determined by a combination of MySpace user votes and an expert panel consisting of distinguished members of the Producers Guild of America, top film schools and Fox executives.
"The Storyteller Challenge gives aspiring producers the potential opportunity to cut through Hollywood's red-tape and get an audience with top brass in the television business, all while cutting their teeth with the MySpace community," said Chris DeWolfe, CEO of MySpace.
The top six finalists will be announced on January 6, 2008 and flown to Hollywood to meet, screen and pitch their series ideas to the judges. Winners will be announced on January 25, 2008.