Christmas may not be over yet... at least not for all you aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers. In the wake of Nikki Finke's grim pre-Christmas reportage, UnitedHollywood.com, the official blog of the Writers Guild strike, is sponsoring FairDeal4Writers, an online video contest for writers, directors, and producers across America.
All you have to do is shoot a four-minute (or less) video showing how you would get the AMPTP to make a fair deal. Videos can be in any genre: comedy, drama, mockumentary... even a "commercial." It must contain the phrase “fighting for the future,” and the last line of the video must be “We’re all on the same page.”
The winner will receive an authentic WGA strike poster with over 150 autographs of writers, actors, actresses and directors who signed it while on the picket line.
To enter the contest, simply upload your video to YouTube, then email the contest at videos@FairDeal4Writers.com. The contest ends January 20th, the winner will be announced January 28th.
Also, here's Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis (Crash, The Black Donnellys) with more information...