The Producers Guild has got a challenge for you. Make a film – write, shoot and edit it – in two days.
We know that there are some great undiscovered producers out there. This is the chance for them to show us what they’re made of. How fast can you mobilize your team? Craft your story? Find your locations? Hunt down your costumes? Call in your favors? Cut the pieces together?
We’re not looking for Lawrence of Arabia, here. Your running time should be three to five minutes. For a great producer, that’s plenty of time in which to tell a mesmerizing story.
Of course, just to keep you honest, we have some specifics that your story must include. (We can’t have you go shooting the whole thing in advance, after all.) When the contest opens, we’ll post the specific elements that your film will have to utilize. Because THE PRODUCERS GUILD WEEKEND SHORTS CONTEST has been established to honor the legacy of Debra Hill and support the Producers Guild’s Debra Hill Fellowship, the specific details will be drawn from Debra’s films. These elements will be announced at the start of the filmmaking period: the evening of Friday, September 23. But that’s all we can tell you for now.
The films entered in THE PRODUCERS GUILD WEEKEND SHORTS CONTEST will be evaluated by a remarkable group of judges, including Steve Buscemi, Jamie Lee Curtis, Paul Reubens, Lesley Ann Warren, Bruce Cohen and Stacey Sher. Each of the judges had the opportunity to work closely with Debra Hill, and we deeply appreciate their honoring her legacy by providing their time and expertise.
There are some terrific prizes, of course. THE PRODUCERS GUILD WEEKEND SHORTS CONTEST is being held through Withoutabox.com. Click here to be taken to the contest entry page. Got questions? Email us at email@example.com
So, congratulations. You now know what you’re going to be doing over the weekend of September 23-25. Start getting your team together now, and we look forward to seeing your film!
DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES
Entry fees for THE PRODUCERS GUILD WEEKEND SHORTS CONTEST are as follows:from August 1 to August 14 - $50
from August 15 to September 7 - $75
from September 8 to September 16 - $80
from September 17 to September 21 - $95
NO ENTRIES WILL BE PERMITTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 21