Do you have the next iconic teen comedy? If so, Issa Rae and Paul Feig want to hear from you!

Rae and Feig’s production companies, Color Creative and Powderkeg, are teaming up to create a teen movie contest seeking the next great script. Rae and Color Creative’s Deniese Davis, along with Feig and Powderkeg’s Laura Fischer, want comedic scripts “that tells the teen experience in 2020,” according to the contest’s official brief.

The companies say, “We’re looking for underrepresented writers who have an idea for an ensemble feature film that captures the humor, the awkwardness, and the all-consuming drama of the modern high school experience! We want to see fresh and inclusive perspectives that represent a new generation coming of age in today’s world. The 80’s had FERRIS BULLER’S DAY OFF and THE BREAKFAST CLUB. The 90’s had CLUELESS and EMPIRE RECORDS. The 00’s had MEAN GIRLS and BRING IT ON. We are looking for the next decade-defining teen movie to launch us into 2020!”

Two finalists will be chosen and given a $25,000 budget to create a short film as a proof of concept. One will be produced into a feature-length comedy.

The contest is a quick one–it’s open now through Aug. 9, so if you’ve got that script collecting proverbial dust somewhere in your computer, brush it off, spruce it up and send it along! There is literally no time to waste.

Learn specific details about the contest and submit your materials here.



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