(Philadelphia) January 28, 2013- Comcast and NBCUniversal today joined with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) to announce that the two companies will sponsor the 2013 TV Prime Time Award as part of the “Set In Philadelphia” (SIP) Screenwriting Competition.
The winner of the Prime Time Award, which was created to encourage TV Production in the Philadelphia region, will receive a $5,000 cash prize, along with other cool industry insider prizes. Winners will be announced during the Philadelphia Film Festival in the fall of 2013.
We are ecstatic to welcome Comcast and NBCUniversal to the GPFO and SIP family of sponsors! TV production in our region brings long term jobs for Greater Philadelphians. SIP is the perfect vehicle to put great Philadelphia stories into the hands of potential influencers. – Joan Bressler, Director Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers
The Prime Time Award is one of four cash prizes that will be announced during the Philadelphia Film Festival this fall. Other prizes include Grand Prize for Best Screenplay, The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Regional Award and The Student Award, sponsored by Robert McKee’s Story Seminar.
“Set In Philadelphia” is an international screenwriting competition that has been managed and presented by the GPFO’s community outreach program Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers since 2001. The competition is open to all screenwriters who submit an original feature length screenplay or TV script set primarily in the Greater Philadelphia region. Scripts are judged on their overall quality, and the extent to which they tell a genuine “Philadelphia story.” The deadline to submit for the Prime Time TV award is March 1st Early Deadline ($45 application fee) and April 1st as the Final Deadline ($65 application fee).
About the Greater Philadelphia Film Office: The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a “film commission” representing Southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. A non-profit economic development agency committed to the growth of the regional film production industry, GPFO has been responsible for impacting the local economy with nearly $4 billion since 1992. Please visit www.film.org for more information.
Notes from Michael Joy: I want to see a HORROR script win this competition.
I hope to see all the horror screenwriters step up and submit a horror movie based in Philadelphia. Tell them HORRORNEWS.NET sent you!