Announcing the Asian Pacific Islander TV Pilot Shootout

Friday, March 26, 2010

1st Asian Pacific Islander TV Pilot Shootout sponsored by FOX Diversity

Mavericks of Asian Pacific Islander Descent announces the 1st Asian Pacific Islander TV Pilot Shootout sponsored by FOX Diversity. The winner will receive the opportunity to pitch a TV executive at FOX.

Writers will submit a synopsis, logline, and sample pages from a completed original television pilot script as well as submit a video of a two minute television pilot pitch. The top five pitch ideas chosen by judges will be matched with directors who will also be selected by submission process. The directors will be given seed money partially derived from the entry fees and work with the writer to develop a 1 minute teaser of the pilot. Actors and production crew are also encouraged to apply to be considered for the chosen projects. Submission deadline for writers is June 9.

The five completed teasers will premiere at the Japanese American National Museum’s ID Film Fest (www.idfilmfest.org) October 10, 2010. The ID Film fest will include screenings and workshops. The co-presenters of the ID Film fest will include JANM, director Justin Lin and You Offend Me, You Offend My Family, director Quentin Lee, producer and writer Koji Steven Sakai, director Jessica Sanders, and Phil Yu of AngryAsianMan.com.

MAPID’s focus is to assist, develop, and promote Asian Pacific Islanders in entertainment. Producer of Breaking the Bow which involved over 70 API artists, MAPID conducts an API writing group, presents Battle of the Pitches, and co-presents the successful short screenplay competition with the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Complete instructions can be found at www.mapid.us/tvpilotshootout
For more information, contact Ken Choy at ken@mapid.us.