What are the dates of the workshop?
The workshop will take place on September 3/4/5/6 2017, at M.Media premises, Quantum House, Sursock Street, Beirut.
- September 3rd: 12pm-6pm
- September 4-5-6: 2pm-6pm
Who is eligible for the workshop?
- Emerging and established writers and writer/directors from all mediums, including independent narrative features, short films, and who are developing an episodic series (webseries or others).
Applicants must have at minimum a completed or a work in progress script, as well as a 2-3 pages overview that includes a brief description of:
- • The premise, genre, central characters.
- • A short summary of the story and character arcs.
- • The submitted script should have universal values. We are looking for compelling character-driven stories that display original voice and distinctive vision.
- The priority of the program is to identify and support Lebanese writers/directors and help them refine their writing skills.
What is the submission period for the application process?
August 1st till August 16th, 2017
What do I need to include in application form?
- Contact information
- Bio or Resume
- Synopsis (no more than 500 words describing the story, world, and key characters of the script)
- Treatment (2-3 pages, between 1000-1500 words):
we want to know, in simple and clear language, how the characters and relationships will change throughout the story.
5 sample pages of the presented script and an old one if available (in Arabic or English)
5 sample pages of a previous script if available (in Arabic or English)
To know you more:
- • Why are you interested in telling this story?
- • What specific theme you are exploring?
- • What genre are you interested in?
Will I be notified if I am selected?
Applicants will receive notification via email about whether or not they have been selected for the workshop.
Is there an application fee to apply for the workshop?
No fees apply. This workshop is fully sponsored by America Abroad Media and M.media
Will America Abroad Media and M Media own my pilot or script?
No. Both organizations will not have an ownership stake in any projects that are submitted, or selected for the workshop.
When will the final selection list of approved participants be made?
We will notify everyone of our final selection of the writers by August 24th, 2017.
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