director phase open for mapid's api tv pilot shootout

Calling all writers and directors... Do you have an original idea for a television show? Mavericks of Asian Pacific Islander Descent(MAPID) has opened up the Directors' phase of the API TV Pilot Shootout.

The multi-tiered competition, sponsored by FOX Diversity and Final Draft, is designed to develop and assist API writers, directors, actors, and production people. The winner will receive the opportunity to pitch a TV executive at FOX.

Writers will submit a synopsis, logline, and sample pages from a completed original television pilot script as well as submit a video of a two minute television pilot pitch. The top five pitch ideas chosen by judges will be matched with directors who will also be selected by submission process.

The directors will be given seed money partially derived from the entry fees and work with the writer to develop a 1 minute teaser of the pilot. Actors and production crew are also encouraged to apply to be considered for the chosen projects. Submission deadline for writers is June 9.

The five completed teasers will premiere October 10, 2010 at the Japanese American National Museum's ID Film Fest in Los Angeles. All teasers will be viewed by FOX Diversity, and one grand prize winner will be chosen to receive a pitch meeting with a FOX TV executive.

For more information, including full submission guidelines, go to the MAPID website here, or contact tvpilot@mapid.us.

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