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Humanitas
The Carol Mendelsohn College Drama Fellowship
2021
Recognizing and rewarding the talents of young writers with financial support to empower them to tell meaningful stories.
Accepting Features, TV Pilots and Web Series
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About

HUMANITAS created The Carol Mendelsohn College Drama Fellowship in 2017 thanks to a generous endowment from acclaimed television writer and producer Carol Mendelsohn, best known for her work on the crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which was once ranked as the top-watched TV show in the world.

The Carol Mendelsohn College Drama Fellowship exists to recognize and reward the talents of young writers with financial support to empower them to tell meaningful stories.

A SIGNATURE HUMANITAS STORY MUST:

  • Challenge us to use our freedom to grow and develop.

  • Confront us with our individual responsibility.

  • Examine the consequences of our choices.

 

SUBMISSION TYPES

  • 30-minute (22 to 38 pages)

  • 60-minute (44 to 60 pages)

  • 90-minute (75 to 90 pages)

  • Feature Film (105 to 120 pages)

  • Midform (submission must include 3 scripts – 7-18 pages each, episodic, geared for distribution on a streaming platform)

 

 PLEASE NOTE

  • Spec episodes of existing shows are not accepted. We are looking for original scripts that showcase each writer's voice and point of view as an individual.

  • Stageplays, short stories, and novels are not accepted.

  • Submitted scripts must be original work.

  • Applicants must be enrolled at time of submission in an accredited college or university in order to be considered.

  • We recommend applicants be enrolled in a film, tv, playwriting, or screenwriting track or program at their respective university, but we welcome any and all students to submit their material.

  • Applicants may be contacted for interviews as part of the selection process.

 

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

  • Name, email address, phone number, and mailing address

  • Logline

  • Brief synopsis

  • Script (.pdf)

  • If including a title page, please redact the name of the writer(s)

Prices & Deadlines

May 20th
Extended
Standard Entry
$35.00

Benefits

One winner will receive a $20,000 prize. 

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