Netflix in collaboration with Imagine Impact, calls for submissions from new screenwriters all over the world.
In it’s a deal with Netflix, Imagine Impact opens a call for screenwriters. Partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer who have longstanding ties with Netflix streaming service chief, Scott Stuber, are looking to open access to the Hollywood System and find emerging talent to write for Netflix.
Through the open process, Imagine Impact will identify and develop feature film ideas in four specific genres over the next year which will be brought on Netflix. To submit, applicants are to present a “well thought out idea” and put together a writing sample from the time the category is open through to July 6th.
Netflix is arguably the most innovative content creation and distribution company since 2007 and has continued to expand its reach into the African storytelling space and beyond.
This Impact program has also, in the past, resulted in 62 developed projects with 22 of them sold or set up with major studios, networks and other streaming services.
Recently, Netflix signed a Multi-deal with Mo Abudu, Ebonylife TV to produce original African classics including Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’ and Lola Shoneyin’s ‘The Secret Life of Baba Segi’s Wife’
Speaking on the opportunity, Netflix Films VP Tendo Nagenda says “Ron and Brian run one of the most creative and forward-thinking production companies in the business” about the deal, Tendo says “We were excited to extend our partnership to Imagine Impact on this new endeavour. We are looking forward to being a part of this new way stories and talent are discovered and mentored”
To read the extensive guidelines for submissions, here