Buzz18.com, the country’s leading entertainment website from the Network18 group has announced Bollywood’s Next – Writer’s Contest for scri pt writers.
“After the overwhelming response to our maiden initiatives, ‘Shortcut’ and ‘Stir up your dreams contest’, we realized the potential of the internet in reaching out to the countless showbiz aspirants across various fields. This new initiative is aimed at breaking the metro centric talent myth & will present an ideal platform to budding scri pt writers from across the country. We are delighted that a renowned, veteran director like Subhash Ghai, is extending his heartfelt support in our mission to find India’s best, ” Chandrima Pal, Editor, Buzz 18 said.
Post the success of the earlier initiatives namely ‘Shortcut’ (an initiative with PNC to recognize budding filmmakers) and ‘Stir up your dreams contest’ (in association with Actor Prepares and Tanuja Chandra), the portal has come up with a unique contest which will give a good break to the future scri ptwriters.
To ensure maximum participation, the contest entry process has been kept simple. All that the candidates need to do is submit their story concept (1,500-word synopsis) on www.buzz18.com before June 15, 2008. Shortlisted candidates will move to the next round where they will have to narrate a scri pt idea on camera and the finals will be held before the jury on the day of the final event.
The winners will be selected by an exalted jury comprising of eminent filmmaker and film industry icon- Subhash Ghai, scri pt Writer- Actor-Producer, Anjum Rajab Ali and scri pt Writer-Director & Sachin Bhowmick and editor, buzz18.com Chandrima Pal. The lucky winner will not just win a full-time scholarship at Whistling Woods International but also stands a chance to work with the production house. Plus there are other incentives too.