Call for Writers Deadline: 5/16 — Artist's Showcase of Atlanta , call for shorts — AAPEX

Friday, March 13, 2009

Call for Writers Deadline: 5/16

CALLING ALL WRITERS for our Artist's Showcase of Atlanta. This showcase will consist of 35 actors performing about 17 original scenes for some of the top agents, casting directors, producers, theatre directors, and other industry professionals. If you know anything about showcases, most of them are done with scenes from films, sitcoms, etc. Now, for the actors, it might be fun to put themselves in the shoes of those famous actors we all know and love; but for the agents, casting directors, etc., it's just another scene they've seen before; no matter how good the actors are, they can't help but compare it to the original. This is where you come in.

We are looking for original two person scenes, mostly comedic, that run about 4 min. in length. If you have a killer 4 to 6 person scene, send that along as well. Most scenes aren't written for showcases; so we can edit it down to a two person scene if necessary. That brings up another important point, Editing. As a writer, you know all too well, through workshops, how scenes and plays are edited. Don't worry; we're not going to revamp your entire scene beyond the point of recognition. We might need to tweak it a little to ensure we get the full mileage out of the scene.

Your submission must be received by May 16, 2009. If you're interested in submitting your work(s), send an email to Shontelle Thrash at to request a release form. This form must accompany your work submission. This gives us "non-exclusive" rights to use it for the purposes of the showcase. If someone sees the showcase and wants your scene; then by all means, get it to them. You retain full rights to your work. It also ensures that your work is original. Look over the two-page release form and let me know if you have any questions. If your work is selected, you will be notified via email.

There are obvious benefits to having your work seen in this showcase. Along with seeing your work being performed by some of the top actors in and around Atlanta, others might be interested in enlisting your literary skills for future gigs; and let's not forget the possibility of picking up a literary agent or manager here or there.

Showcase Details:
WHEN: July 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
WHERE: Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

So, dust off that computer and get to typing.

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