© 2022 WCLK
background_fid.png
Atlanta's Jazz Station--Classic, Cool, Contemporary
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Jazz 91.9 WCLK | Upgrade Your Listening | Become A Member Today

Issa Rae teams up with BET for 'Script to Screen' Writing Contest

img_9636-1-759x500__1_.jpg
RayCornelius.com
/
Issa Rae

Are an aspiring writer for television?

Well Insecure star Issa Rae is looking for you. Her company—ColorCreative—is partnering with BET Networks for a writing contest to find new voices for a television series.  According to S&A, the first ColorCreative Script to Screen Contest is also launched in partnership with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Whether it is an original comedy or drama pilot, the chosen winner’s work will be fully developed and produced.

“ColorCreative’s mission has always been to provide opportunities for underrepresented writers by developing and producing their work. With this latest initiative, I couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with BET Networks to help identify a fresh voice and an original idea that highlights the Black American experience,” said  Deniese Davis, co-founder and chief operating officer at ColorCreative.

Three finalists will be selected to receive a trip to the 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami from June 13-17, where they will have an opportunity to attend roundtable sessions with industry veterans and a private luncheon with BET and ColorCreative executives. After the festival, the finalists will receive script feedback and have time to submit a revised draft. After this, one winner will be given a cash prize and have their pilot script produced by ColorCreative for BET. 

The submission window closes this Wednesday May 2 at Midnight!

CLICK HERE for more information!

 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.