MySpace has teamed with the Producers Guild of America to give amateur video makers a chance to make it big in Hollywood.
The Story Teller Challenge, like many of the current video contests going around, professes to be a way to shortcut the red-tape of Hollywood and get an audience with top studio executives – and an opportunity to make it big!
The competition is perhaps another sign that News Corp – which owns MySpace – is committed to investing in online talent. Another report suggests the company is producing a TV series exclusively for its social networking site.
What’s it About and What’s up for Grabs?
The focus of this competition seems to be on videos that can make it on television as a series. Naturally Fox Studios, also a News Corp company, will be the network looking to commission the new talent.
MySpace will setup a dedicated page to which hopeful film makers can upload their original five to seven minute TV series pilots. These videos will be available to all MySpace users to view and vote on.
The contest will close on January 6th 2008 and the producers of the top six videos with the most votes will head off to Hollywood to pitch their ideas to studio execs.
Finally, two eventual winners will walk away with $25,000 and an opportunity for a TV deal with Fox Studios.
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