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Enter The New Normal Writing Contest From Issa Rae’s ColorCreative & Project Greenlight Digital Studios

Enter The New Normal Writing Contest From Issa Rae's ColorCreative & Project Greenlight Digital Studios

Last year, after the revival of HBO’s “Project Greenlight,” Adaptive Studios announced Project Greenlight Digital Studios, an extension of the brand and concept into the digital space, to make Project Greenlight a 24/7 affair, allowing viewers and community members to participate in greenlighting projects, and creators to interact with industry pros. The new operation will provide premium content that will be curated for an online audience, along with a slate of contests and promotions.

One of the offerings is a digital series anthology contest, co-hosted with Issa Rae’s ColorCreative TV, with the aim of finding emerging and diverse writers. The winner will develop and produce a digital series anthology based on a theme to be selected in advance.

Called “The New Normal” writing contest, submissions are now officially open. 

From the announcement: “We’re looking for underrepresented voices in media. If you feel like you have a point of view that’s rare in the entertainment world, then here’s your chance to speak up! Three winning writers will be partnered with a seasoned showrunner, director and line producer to create a digital anthology series. Each of the three winning writers will receive a $5,000 prize; one of the winning writer’s pitches will be selected for development.”

Watch Issa Rae break down the details in the just-released video below and get to work!

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@olivia Where did you see that at? I just checked the website and it said nothing about using the prize money to fund the project


I think I’ll sit out on this one and apply to Slamdance instead. Thanks for reading the fine print Rashida.


No, I just went to the website and read all of the little fine print (took me a minute too !) But while they do provide an initial travel stipend you still once you’re out in L.A. you have to pay for food, rent, commuting and considering how expensive it is in L.A. no way !


No, the contest page that a travel stipend will be provided for those outside LA. Sounds like it doesn’t come out of the prize money?


I meant you have to use it for food, travel, and lodging that’s not enough !


What they don’t mention is that the if you win you have to use the prize money when they place you with a showrunner seems like a scam !


It closes March 1st


What is the submission deadline for this?


the link to tweet this, doesn’t work :(

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