ABFF is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 American Black Film Festival Turner TV Writing Contest designed to shine a spotlight on diverse writers who are invited to submit an original pilot script in comedy or drama categories.

Together, Turner and ABFF will select five comedy finalists and five drama finalists, and one winner in each category will receive a trip for themselves and a guest to the 2018 American Black Film Festival in Miami from June 13-17, 2018, where they will receive an award before the festival audience which will include a cash prize of $500, and the opportunity to meet with Turner Original Programming executives.

Entrants must:

  • Be members of a diverse or underrepresented community
  • Not have had any prior professional TV writing experience
  • Submit an original pilot script (drama or comedy) suitable for adaptation into a television program, and a plot summary
  • Submit headshot photo and bio
  • Submit within the submission period: March 16, 2018 – April 2, 2018

Click here for the official contest rules.

Add the deadline to your calendar, and good luck!!!