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Each year New Voices of HUMANITAS, in partnership with ABC Studios, CBS Studios, HBO Entertainment, FX, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Television and Twentieth Century FOX Television, awards four $25,000 grants to emerging writers whose work personifies the kind of writing HUMANITAS has honored for almost four decades. In addition to the grant, the winning writers will write a pilot script under the supervision of a HUMANITAS Trustee/Showrunner.
The mission of New Voices is to discover, nurture, empower and help launch the careers of talented emerging writers (represented or unrepresented) who have a fresh voice and a unique worldview.
Four (4) writers will be chosen through a rigorous selection process to participate in the New Voices program. Each writer will receive a $25,000 grant to write a new 30 or 60 minute television pilot under the supervision of a showrunner/mentor. Mentors are HUMANITAS Trustee or Board of Directors members. Once completed, the showrunner will submit the script to his or her studio for consideration. Winners will be announced at the HUMANITAS Prize Awards Luncheon on September 20, 2013.
The ideal New Voices candidate is an emerging writer whose highly entertaining writing explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way.
Applying to the New Voices of HUMANITAS is a two-step process:
1. Candidates must first obtain a recommendation from an agent, manager, showrunner, development or current executive or a HUMANITAS Trustee or Board of Directors member. Recommendations by HUMANITAS- affiliated film schools will also be accepted. Click HERE to download the New Voices Recommendation form.
Please email the completed Recommendation Form to email@example.com
2. Once the recommendation has been submitted, the candidate will receive an application and release forms via email. The candidate must complete and submit those forms along with the submission materials listed below by May 1. Finalists will be notified by mid-July.