The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation awards the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award each year. The competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting. Entrants are asked to create a completed half-hour to one-hour English-language television drama script for a family audience. The 2007 Award winner was Felicity Carpenter of Australia.
The Winner receives $2,500 and an invitation to the International Emmy Awards Gala in November. The Winner will be presented with the Award at the International Emmy World Television Festival in New York City.
• The Applicant must be a non-U.S. citizen or resident not residing in the U.S.
• The Applicant must not have reached his/her 30th birthday as of 31 December of the current year.
• The Applicant must deliver an original completed DRAMA script for television, written in English.
• The script must be a minimum of a half hour and a maximum of one hour in length.
• The script must be intended for a family audience.
• The script should be a stand-alone, not a program that is part of a series.
• All Applicants must provide a completed entry / release form to be eligible.
• Applicants may not have had a script produced on television prior to date of entry.
• Material that has previously been sold or is currently under option may not be submitted.
• Only one entry per scriptwriter will be accepted.
• Previous winners of this award or any award/fellowship given by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation are not eligible.
• There is no charge for this competition.
Deadline: 15 July 2008
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