Career Opportunity: TV Script Writers Wanted!

Do you think you have what it takes to work on a television series? This might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! The Single Story Foundation is looking for FOUR innovative writers with fresh perspectives to be staff writers on a series they’re producing.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES

Candidate(s) must be at least 18 years of age. Television production experience is not required, but strongly recommended. Past television production experience (e.g. writers’ assistant, script coordinator, etc.) is welcomed.

Those applying must submit the following in ONE DOCUMENT (include a cover page listing your name, email address and telephone number. Please do not put your name on every page) to careers@singlestory.org:

An original pilot script that captures the writer’s unique tone, style and point of view. And a spec script for a current series airing during this current television season, law or police procedural preferred. The spec script should demonstrate the writer’s ability to adapt to an existing format while at the same time infusing a unique point of view and sensibility.

Script must be typed in standard Final Draft (or equivalent) script format, in black ink and in 12pt courier style font. Your script must not be optioned to a third-party.

résumé outlining chronological salaried employment (may include entertainment and
non-entertainment positions). Only list jobs or positions where compensation was received with the exception of entertainment industry internships and full-time volunteer work at non-profits.  Positions must have been held within the past 10 years (two pages or less).

Letters of recommendation (optional) from entertainment industry professionals who have read the applicant’s material and can comment on the applicant’s ability. Letters from representation (e.g. agents, managers or attorneys) will not be accepted.

Letters must be on letterhead and dated in the current calendar year. It is recommended that those signing recommendation letters include either a title or a brief introduction indicating their position or status. A maximum of two (2) recommendation letter(s) are strongly encouraged, but are not mandatory.

The following materials will NOT be considered: comedy screenplays, live action or animation specs, reality-based comedies or dramas, treatments, outlines, plays, short stories, books, graphics, magazine/newspaper articles, poems, headshots, audio/video tapes or digital media.

Please note: Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Find out more about the Single Story Foundation, HERE

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