The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) Foundation, Inc., a non-profit arts and entertainment organization, and Fox Entertainment Group (FOX), announces a call for submissions for the 10th annual CAPE Foundation New Writers Award (CFNWA).
THE DEADLINE IS MAY 29, 2008
Selected winners, in both Film and Television categories, will receive a cash prize of $4,000, the latest Final Draft screenwriting software, a staged reading of their script, and opportunities to meet with established entertainment executives.
The first Screenwriting Award was given in 1999 and the first Television Writing Award presented in 2001. Previous winners include Alice Wu’s winning screenplay SAVING FACE which served as her directorial debut and was released by Sony Pictures Classics, and Young Il Kim’s winning script HYUNG”S OVERTURE which was subsequently optioned by producer and CAPE Board of Advisor member, Teddy Zee (PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS). He is currently developing a project with Korean producer, Jonathan Kim.
CAPE’s Board of Advisors include distinguished executives and artists such as Ang Lee, John Woo, Terrence Chang, Dean Devlin, Warrington Hudlin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Richard Sakai, B.D. Wong, Chris Lee, Fritz Friedman, Janet Yang and Teddy Zee.
All entries must be submitted and postmarked by May 29, 2009. Submissions should be consistent with the goals of the CAPE Foundation, including the promotion of the interests of Asian Pacific Islanders in the entertainment industry. Finalists will be notified early August 2009. More information can be found on CAPE’s Web site (www.capeusa.org).
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