Fresh Wave

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY
This is a joint venture between ColorCreative.TV and Talos Films in conjunction with Sky Vision. We're looking for writers who have an underrepresented voice in mainstream media and have a creative pitch for a Young Adult television series. 

HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit your series idea to us via a one-page pitch document. 
  • 50 submissions will be selected to enter the next round as Quarter-Finalists where each writer will have two weeks to submit a 22-page pilot script based on their pitch.
  • CoCre and Talos will choose 10 scripts to advance into the Semi-Finalist round. Writers will be scheduled for in-person or Skype interviews with representatives from each company. 
  • After all of the interviews have concluded, three Finalists will be chosen to enter a one-month incubation period to develop and refine their selected pilot scripts with two mentors from the entertainment industry.
  • One winning writer will receive $5,000 and their script optioned and produced into an indie pilot.
  • The remaining two finalists will receive $1,500 and an option agreement for their script.

INCUBATION MENTORS 
Dana Lynne North, Co-Exec Producer/Writer (INSECURE)
Justin Simien, Director/Writer (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE)   
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Creator/Writer/Exec Producer (unREAL)
Dan Powell, Exec Producer (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, UGLY AMERICANS)
Jermaine Johnson, Manager (3ARTS ENTERTAINMENT)  
Sara Benincasa, Comedian/Actress/Young Adult Novelist (GREAT, DC TRIP)

KEY DATES
01/12/2017       Submissions Open         
02/11/2017     Submissions Closed     
03/10/2017     50 Quarter-Finalists Notified   
05/03/2017     10 Semi-Finalists Notified   
06/06/2017     3 Finalists Notified
07/26/2017     Winner Announced


OFFICIAL RULES AND CONDITIONS
Please visit http://colorcreative.tv/freshwaveterms/ to view our terms and conditions for this contest. 


ABOUT COLORCREATIVE.TV
Issa Rae and Deniese Davis founded ColorCreative.TV to raise awareness for writers from diverse backgrounds, and provide a springboard for their careers by producing and selling their work to digital, network and cable platforms. Last year, ColorCreative.TV launched the “New Normal” contest with Adaptive Studios for their Project Greenlight Digital Studios. The resulting series, “Minimum Wage,” is currently in post-production and is expected to be released by Spring 2017.

ABOUT TALOS FILMS
Talos Films is a full service production company that develops and produces scripted and unscripted content that can be viewed on all media platforms around the world. Talos Films principles are Julian P. Hobbs and Elli Hakami, creative executives with extensive experience and a proven track record of success. Talos Films has a bold and diverse slate of programming for numerous program buyers, informing and entertaining a wide-ranging audience. The company is backed by Sky Vision and October Films.     

ABOUT SKY VISION
Sky Vision is the production and distribution arm of Sky. The distribution arm represents around 5,000 hours of quality primetime programming from Sky Original Productions and independent third party production, across all key primetime genres (drama, entertainment, factual entertainment and factual). The business also has equity investments in seven production businesses in the UK and US; Love Productions, Blast! Films, Sugar Films and Sky Vision Productions in the UK; and in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, Talos Films and Znak & Co. In addition to its equity investments, Sky Vision works extensively with independent producers in the UK and US and has development deals with a number of production companies including Asylum Entertainment and Peacock Alley in North America; and Avanti Media, Bohemia, Chalkboard, LittleRock Pictures, Merman Films, and Spring Films in the UK.