Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Coming Soon: RPP III
It's been three years (!) since Tony Jordan and I launched the Red Planet Prize. It's a screenwriting competition like no other, and something I'm immensely proud to be a part of. There's been two winners so far - Joanna Leigh & Mark Wilkinson - and they've enjoyed the fantastic prize: £5k, agent representation and their scripts developed by Red Planet. It's not all about the winners though, as several other writers have enjoyed mentoring and opportunities via the great guvnor himself, Mr Jordan. Naysayers be damned, the RPP is a genuine initiative to find and nurture new writers. There's no submission fee, no strings and no guff. All you need is good writing to apply.
Last year we took a bit of a break to take stock on how the competition was going, and what could be done to improve it. As a result, we'll be relaunching the Prize soon, this time in conjunction with the mighty Kudos Film & TV, which makes it double exciting.
Rest assured, as soon as the details are available, I'll put the shout about. So, if you're thinking of sending in a sizzling spec but haven't got round to writing it yet, then now's a good time to start (the regular set-up may change this year but as I say, as soon as details are finalised, I'll post 'em here). If you need any more motivation, then head on over to Script Frenzy and commit yourself to write a script this month. Do it. Do it now. You know it makes sense.