Red Arrow Studios International has partnered with Filmarket Hub, an online marketplace for films and series in development, for their inaugural screenwriting competition.
The competition, which is focused on English language TV pilots, is open until March 31, 2020, after which six semi-finalists, three finalists and the winning pilot will be announced throughout the month of June.
All three finalists will have their scripts read by the competition’s partners, Red Arrow Studios International, Gaumont Television and Neal Street Productions, who will offer feedback. Additionally, all the selected scripts will be awarded exclusive benefits from the Filmarket Hub online marketplace, an Erich Pommer Institute online TV writing course and the software Movie Magic Screenwriter.
Carlo Dusi, Red Arrow Studios International EVP of Commercial Strategy, Scripted said: “In our constant search for the best emerging talent, we are extremely excited to be partnering with Filmmarket Hub on their first screenwriting competition. Ensuring wide access to talent and IP is crucial to a thriving creative marketplace, and we are very excited by the opportunity to get to know the projects that Filmmarket Hub will select for us through their impressive online network.”
The winning script will be awarded a €1,000 cash prize and the writer will be offered a place in the final selection of projects chosen to pitch live at the next Filmarket Hub TV Pitchbox in the UK.
The live pitch event will see seven drama series in development showcased in front of leading UK TV companies such as Caryn Mandabach Productions, Entertainment One, Ingenious, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Sky, Sunny March TV, Working Title Television and World Productions.
The jury of industry experts includes Tara Cook (Development Producer, Carnival Films), Karol Griffiths (Development Consultant and Script Editor) and Sarah Williams (Literary Agent, Independent Talent Group).
Filmarket Hub is a curated online marketplace for films and series in development. With over 20,000 users from all over Europe and Latin America, Filmarket Hub matches unproduced projects with producers, TV networks, OTT platforms, sales agents and distributors.
Filmarket Hub also organizes live pitch events under the brand “Pitchbox,” where the best projects from the online marketplace have the opportunity to be showcased to leading companies in the industry.