Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Are an aspiring writer for television?

Well Insecure star Issa Rae is looking for you. Her company—ColorCreative—is partnering with BET Networks for a writing contest to find new voices for a television series.

According to S&A, the first ColorCreative Script to Screen Contest is also launched in partnership with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Whether it is an original comedy or drama pilot, the chosen winner’s work will be fully developed and produced.

“ColorCreative’s mission has always been to provide opportunities for underrepresented writers by developing and producing their work. With this latest initiative, I couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with BET Networks to help identify a fresh voice and an original idea that highlights the Black American experience,” said  Deniese Davis, co-founder and chief operating officer at ColorCreative.


Three finalists will be selected to receive a trip to the 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami from June 13-17, where they will have an opportunity to attend roundtable sessions with industry veterans and a private luncheon with BET and ColorCreative executives. After the festival, the finalists will receive script feedback and have time to submit a revised draft. After this, one winner will be given a cash prize and have their pilot script produced by ColorCreative for BET.

Check out the contest dates below and good luck:


April 20 – Contest launch date

April 20 – May 2 – One page pitch submission window opens

May 2 – Submission window closes (at midnight)

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