Bravo announces call for script entries for "Situation: Comedy"
VIEWERS TO DECIDE WHAT NEOPHYTE SCRIPT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE THE NEXT BIG SITCOM
BRAVO ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SCRIPT ENTRIES FOR NEW REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM 'SITUATION: COMEDY'
BURBANK, Calif. -- July 26, 2004 -- Bravo's new reality-competition series "Situation: Comedy" will allow viewers to go behind the scenes of national television as neophyte writers will earn the opportunity to produce and sell a sitcom -- but the eavesdropping audience will give the final thumbs-up by choosing the winning entry that will be broadcast on Bravo.
The producers of "Situation: Comedy" will scour the country looking for the hottest undiscovered writing talent at colleges, in comedy or theater groups (and even writing classes). Each candidate will be asked to submit an original sitcom script.
After producers and experienced show-runners have narrowed the field to five semi-finalists, these lucky five neophyte writers will be flown to Los Angeles, where they'll be thrown into the deep end of the creative pitching pool. They will submit their ideas to network executives ? who will greenlight two of the scripts to go into production as 15-minute presentations.
The final two "wannabe" writers (or writing teams) will be thrust immediately into the high-energy, high-stress world of television production. They will meet their staffs ? and find that they have to share many of their key staffers. Audiences will watch the entire process ? through casting, set design, rewrites, rehearsals, taping and post-production. In the end, viewers will see each completed presentation ? and vote for the sitcom they believe should get a shot for broadcast on television. The winner will receive a cash prize of $25,000; and exclusive representation for one year from CAA (Creative Artists Agency) to further help launch a successful writing career in film or TV.
'Situation: Comedy' was developed by Sean Hayes (NBC's 'Will & Grace') and Todd Milliner. Multiple Emmy-winners Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner are executive producers together with Hayes and Milliner. "Situation: Comedy" is a HazyMills Productions in association with Shapiro/Grodner Productions.
Official Contest Rules and Application can be found on www.bravotv.com