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Organization of Black Screenwriters Writing Competiton
Deadline Entry Fee
August 15th through October 15th $25 for OBS members
$40 for non-members
Award: Up to 6 winners, 2 in each category. Each winner will receive $250
Other Awards/Prizes: One year membership in OBS. Semi-finalists will
be read by industry professionals. OBS will make every effort to promote the winning scripts to literary agents, managers, network executives,
production companies and studios.
The purpose of the OBS Competition is to assist writers in a variety of areas. Past winners have secured agents, met with industry professionals,
had scripts optioned and received freelance writing assignments. Our winners have also been acknowledged in the entertainment press.

The OBS Selection Committee seeks original, compelling stories that reflect the work of visionary talent. Our organization welcomes scripts about the Black experience; however, that is not a requirement for contest submissions.
Notification Date:  February 6, 2001

Eligibility: Only open to writers who do not earn a living writing for television or film. Open to members of all races.
Rules: The categories are:

Original screenplays, 90-120 pages. This includes movies made for television.

Spec scripts of existing TV Shows:
Half-hour spec, 30-50 pages.   
One-hour spec, 50-65 pages.

Spec scripts of existing shows must be for current shows, i.e., show that were in production as of January 1, 2000.

Television pilot scripts:
Half-Hour pilot, 30-50 pages.
One-Hour pilot, 50-65 pages.

For more information, call (323) 882-4116
e-mail:  obswriter@compuserve.com 
or visit web site at www.obswriter.com

Web Address: http://www.obswriter.com 
Contact & e-mail: Wayne French
Contact Title: President
Organization: Organization of Black Screenwriters
PO Box 70160
Los Angeles, CA 90070
United States
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