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BUY YOUR CHILD A BOOK FOUNDATION


In cooperation with

MIXED ROOTS LITERARY & FILM FESTIVAL

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BYCAB FOUNDATION

A project of the Piercy Charitable Foundation

A California 501c(3) corporation

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BUY YOUR CHILD A BOOK WORKSHOP ... Because Reading is Important to Child Development.

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ENTER THE 2011 BYCAB-MIXED ROOTS SHORT SCREENPLAY ***COMPETITION***

 

ENTRANTS ANNOUNCED AT THE BYCAB WORKSHOP EVENT ON SAT, JUNE 11TH, 2011, 12:30-1:30PM

Japanese American National Museum - 369 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

http://www.mxroots.org/workshops-2011

(213) 625-0414

 

On behalf of our Judges and our Administrative Staff, I invite you to enter the 2011 BYCAB-MIXED ROOTS SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION!!  We will be presenting Awards – including our Grand Prize – in the Diversity and Development of Minority Superheroes in Entertainment.

 

The festival will be attended by top producers, agents, and development execs who will be exposed to the winning films. Such exposure can result in winning writers/film makers landing script assignments, securing representations, and/or signing option agreements on their work.

 

Here is information on the Workshop Theme for your submissions:

 

  • Theme in which Workshop fits: Pushing the Envelope: Taking the Mixed Roots story to the next level
  • Name of Workshop: Encouraging the development of Minority Superheroes in Entertainment

Workshop Description:

As a proponent of how the entertainment industry can positively affect worldwide literacy, the Piercy Charitable Foundation’s By Your Child A Book Program and its associates will conduct a submissions-based workshop on the role of the minority superhero in entertainment and its valuable relationship to education. Various cinematic submissions that deal with the subject of minority superheroes will be solicited. Measured against entertainment/educational rubrics, finalists’ works will be viewed and discussed by a panel of experts from entertainment, educational and philanthropic communities during the workshop. Workshop will explore the superhero throughout the global culture, specifically its absence in the minority community. Attendees will learn genre specific attributes such as the creation and maintenance of storyline for a superhero, common clichés of the superhero, trends in the development of new superheroes worldwide, and analysis of successfully marketed superheroes. Our expert panel will engage the audience by citing specific heroic examples, through in-depth evaluation of the submissions, and through stimulating discussion based upon the need for minority superheroes. Using scientific-based evidence on the relationship of superheroes/role models and the increase of childhood literacy, attendees will gain insight to the symbiotic relationship of superheroes, entertainment and literacy.

 

We will feature the selected screenplays in the Workshop and they will be discussed with the attending audience and featured panelists. All submissions should incorporate the theme of Diversity and Development of Minority Superheroes in Entertainment.

When your screenplay is ready…

 

***ENTER THE COMPETITION***

 

Here’s how to ENTER

Email: info@bycabfoundation.org

Your EMAIL SUBJECT should read: “BYCAB-MIXED ROOTS CONTEST SCRIPT”

 

If you email your submission: include a paid receipt of the submission cost from PayPal. PayPal link for email submissions: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HEU64UYRHLBZQ

 

Please mail or email your entry to: 

BYCAB Foundation

7336 Santa Monica Blvd., #763

West Hollywood, CA 90046

 

FORMAT:  10 PAGE SUBMISSION SCRIPT LIMIT

 

COMPETITION SUBMITTAL DEADLINE

All entries must be postmarked by May 20th, 2011

 

Include a cashiers check or money order of $20.00 for each entry. They should be made out to: Piercy Charitable Foundation, parent organization for Buy Your Child a Book.

 

We look forward to reviewing your scripts

 

Sincerely,

 

Riley Rose

Co-Director, BYCAB Foundation (www.bycab.org or info@bycab.org)

 

P.S. I also invite you to join our community of writers and filmmakers on Facebook. And for all the lasts Competition updates and behind-the-scenes news, make sure you follow our Contest Coordinator Riley Rose at:

 

“Riley_Rose Tweets” #BYCABMixedRootsWorkshop on Twitter!