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Animal Logic Launches Australia-Based Screenplay Competition

Submissions will be accepted from September 1 – November 15; in addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive professional guidance from studio development and production executives.

SYDNEY -- Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE), has announced the launch of a new competition to recognize Australian writers in the family entertainment space. The competition is open to Australian writers with a feature script in the family animated and family hybrid (live-action/animation) space. It offers a prize package of $5,000AUD for the winning entry as well as professional guidance and feedback from producer Zareh Nalbandian, EVP development and production, Jonathan Hludzinski and VP development & production, Felicity Staunton.

“We have always been committed to leveraging our profile to support and promote Australian talent,” commented Nalbandian. “Over the past several years we have had the privilege of working with some of the best writers in the industry to develop entertaining and engaging stories for audiences around the world, and through this program we look forward to opening our doors to Australian writers with a compelling story to tell.”

“We are experiencing an incredible time for animation and it has never been more important to uncover new voices in family entertainment,” added Hludzinski and Staunton. “We are looking for talented writers who understand tone and audience, have an original or unexpected perspective, and a lot of heart. We want to hear from Australian writers from all backgrounds and are excited to be able to support projects that we believe can succeed in both the Australian and international markets.”

The competition is open to writers of all levels who are current Australian citizens or permanent residents. Entries are open from September 1 – November 15 via Film Freeway, with the winner to be announced 1 February 2021. The winning entry will receive $5,000AUD as well as professional feedback and guidance from the development teams in LA and Sydney. Two runner-up finalists will each receive $1,000AUD and professional feedback.

More information is available here.

Source: Animal Logic Entertainment