Desperate for new comedy hit, FOX holds another script contest



from our friend Brian Stelter at the New York Times:

It is doing so for the second year in a row, actually. In a partnership with the New York Television Festival, the network will solicit scripts from aspiring writers, with the promise of a development deal for the winner.

On Monday the festival is expected to announce that a production company is also participating in the contest this year, making it more likely that the winning idea will make it from script to screen.

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The script contest is an organized way to lower the barriers and scout for new talent. Fox signed last year’s winner to a development deal, however the project has not entered production.

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