ATX and The Black List have partnered with HBO, Bad Robot, Carlton Cuse Productions, Amblin Entertainment, Okay Goodnight, Kilter Films, and Hazy Mills Productions on a unique writing program for the second year, specifically designed to identify TV writers for staffing consideration across the participating networks, studios and production companies.
To have their scripts considered, writers must host their original pilots on The Black List website for at least one week during the period from 9/30/16 to 1/20/17. Based on all data collected about the scripts during their hosting on the site through January 20, 2017, The Black List will identify 10-15 of the strongest scripts (both hour-long and half-hour) to be shared with the participating studios, networks, and production companies with the goal of identifying writers with whom those organizations would like to work on existing projects.
These finalists will be notified by January 27, 2017, and will automatically be given the option to submit to the second round of ATX Television Festival’s annual Pitch Competition. At that time, to be a valid entry in The Pitch Competition, participants must complete a submission form (free of charge) and include a 90 second video pitch. The winner of The Pitch Competition receives guidance from one of ATX TV Festival’s judges on honing winning pitch, a week auditing a working writer’s room, lunch with a showrunner or executive producer, and more! More information on The Pitch Competition and requirements for the video can be found here.
To opt in for consideration for staffing consideration as a part of The Black List’s partnership with the ATX Television Festival, HBO, Bad Robot, Carlton Cuse Productions, Amblin Entertainment, Okay Goodnight, Kilter Films, and Hazy Mills Productions please review the Submission Requirements and the Submission Agreement located in the left menu. Once you have reviewed these Agreements, you may opt an original pilot into this opportunity.