Scriptwriters—this call for submissions is for you. (Be sure to carefully read all the fine-print rules on the website listed below. And also check out #6 in the FAQ….someone has a sense of humor!) Good luck, and when you win, please throw around your newfound power to find a tiny little walk-on part for me:
The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) is sponsoring a new national writing contest to find the next great story featuring the modern family. From October 5th – 28th, aspiring writers can submit an original half-hour comedy format script into the Search for America’s Newest Comedy Writer Contest for the opportunity to win $5,000.00 and receive creative guidance and direct input from American film and television producer, John Wells, best known for his role as executive producer of the television series ER, Third Watch and The West Wing among others.
The AFE is a group of leading national advertisers whose goal is to provide consumers with entertainment options the entire family can watch. In the past, the AFE has put their support behind shows such as Gilmore Girls, Everybody Hates Chris, and Friday Night Lights, and awarded more than 50 scholarships to young screenwriters at leading universities across the country.
Here’s the website for more information: http://comedywritercontest.com/