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Rockstone Foundation Launches $10,000 Web Series Screenplay Contest

Sponsored by the Black Women's Entertainment Network (BWE), one winning original Web Series Pilot script will be selected, optioned, produced for up to $10,000, and aired on the network's website, www.bwenetwork.com.

Rockstone's Web Series Script Contest
PRLog - April 21, 2011 - Rockstone Foundation, the Beverly Hills based non-profit urban filmmakers organization has partnered with new internet content distributor, Black Women's Entertainment Network to launch a Web Series Screenplay Contest focused on finding original material to be produced and aired on the network's website.  The international contest is open to all adult writers and genres, however, submitted scripts must feature a black female character in a lead role.  Scripts are limited to ten pages, must be original material, and not based on any past or current web shows.

A team of jurors comprised of accomplished writers, agents, managers, web content providers and production executives will evaluate and rate each script for originality, story, dialogue, character development and marketability. Five semi-finalists will be chosen from which one winner will emerge.  The five semi-final scripts will be made available on-line where visitors to both www.rockstone.org and www.bwenetwork.com will be able to vote and comment on their favorite scripts.  The winning original Web Series Pilot script will be optioned and produced for up to $10,000 by the BWE Network then aired on the network's website. The winning writer(s) will work closely with BWE Network’s production team to get the script ready for production.

"We are excited to be working with the Black Women's Entertainment Network on this amazing new opportunity for both established and emerging writers looking to have a web series produced." said, Rockstone Foundation's Programming Director, Lucinda Jackson.

Interested writers can apply on-line at http://www.rockstone.org/contest.htm by the June 30, 2011 deadline.  The winner will be announced in early August 2011.

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The Rockstone Foundation Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the urban filmmaker with the skills, resources, and opportunities necessary to pursue and succeed in a career in the motion picture industry.
The BWE Network aims to become the premiere online entertainment destination for black women featuring the best in urban web shows, movies, music, books, blogs, and more.

Candice Grant
Rockstone PR
(424) 785-1232

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