June 27, 2005

NEWS: MediaCorp's Arts Central launches contest for new story ideas (ASIA)

MediaCorp's Arts Central launches contest for new story ideas

By Joanne Leow, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp's Arts Central is launching a competition to search for new story ideas for TV documentaries, comedies, dramas and children's programmes.

Called Project Pilot, it aims to provide a platform for budding directors, producers and writers with three categories of competition.


In the Media Students Category, the winning school will get $3,000 and the student team offered a one-year employment contract with MediaCorp.

The public can take part in a 3G competition where they can submit a simple fun one-minute clip shot on digital video.

10 entries will be shortlisted by the organisers.

The winner will receive $2,000 cash and a $10,000 production budget to develop a series with local film maker Kelvin Tong.

"The whole idea of Project Pilot is three-fold. We hope to excite the production houses, we hope to excite students and we hope to excite viewers at large in Singapore," said MediaCorp TV12 CEO, Alice Tan. - CNA/ir

FULL TEXT AT: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/153214/1/.html 

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