Calling all TV writers – Great Opportunity

5 05 2015

TALENT SHOWCASE

***CALL FOR ORIGINAL SCENE SUBMISSIONS***

ABC DISCOVERS: TALENT SHOWCASE SEEKING SCENE SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: June 5, 2015 at 8:59pm PST (11:59 pm EST)

ABC Casting is seeking original scene submissions for our upcoming Talent Showcase. This is a one night event produced by the ABC Casting Department to showcase new talent to an invited industry audience.

ABC has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity in the entertainment industry through a variety of projects administered by the ABC Casting Department. The Talent Showcase offers an excellent opportunity for talent that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Since 2012, 25 new writers and 23 original scenes have been selected including 2011 NY Showcase Alum Jermaine Fowler who wrote and performed his original scene, BLACK GENIE. Jermaine recently wrote and starred in DELORES AND JERMAINE, a ½ hour comedy pilot for ABC based on his life. In 2012, NY Showcase participant Andrew Law wrote and performed his original scene, ONCE WE GO BLACK, and went on to join LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS as a staff writer.

Please use the following guidelines:
– Prefer 2 person scenes; comedy or light drama
– Scenes should be 3-5 minutes long with a complete arc (beginning, middle & end)
– Scenes should be no longer than 6 pages; anything exceeding the maximum page count will not be considered
– Simple settings are recommended; small props may be included
– There should be an equal amount of dialogue for each character
– Avoid using excerpts from a larger body of work, e.g., plays and scripts

You must submit a PDF of your scene(s) accompanied by a release form.

To obtain a release form e-mail: ABC.Casting@abc.com

Completed submissions should be sent to the same e-mail address. Please include your full name and “2015 Talent Showcase” in the subject line.

Prior to submitting your scene, it is recommended, but not required that you protect your work by registering it with WGAE Script Registration

**THIS IS FOR ORIGINAL SCENE SUBMISSIONS ONLY. DO NOT SUBMIT HEADSHOTS/RESUMES**

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