Project Greenlight Digital Studios is teaming with ad-supported streaming platform Section II and GLAAD on “See Yourself,” a filmmaking contest designed to improve the LGBTQ presence in television and film.
Project Greenlight Digital Studios (PGLDS) was launched in November by Adaptive Studios in conjunction Pearl Street Films and Miramax, the producers of HBO’s “Project Greenlight” series. Its goal is to find creative opportunities for emerging filmmakers through competitions, multi-platform distribution opportunities and other channels, including a marketplace where brands can engage with talent.
To date, PGLDS has sponsored three competitions — the “#Get the Greenlight” digital series contest, the “New Normal” writing contest and a contest to pick a filmmaker to participate in season 4 of HBO’s “Project Greenlight.”
“See Yourself” invites filmmakers to submit a short pitch — dramatic, comedic, thriller or documentary — for an original digital series focusing on themes relevant to LGBTQ audiences to https://www.projectgreenlight.com/contests/see-yourself.
Twenty semi-finalists will be selected and voted on by the public, and the resulting “audience winner” will automatically move on to the Top 5, where it and four other finalists will be asked to provide additional materials, including treatments and story bibles. These finalists will also be interviewed by the creative teams at Adaptive Studios, GLAAD and Section II, an AVOD service dedicated to female-focused LGBTQ films and television. One filmmaker or filmmaking team will receive $5K and a development deal to create an original digital series with Section II and Adaptive Studios.
Submissions will begin Aug. 2 and the final winner will be announced on Sept. 19.