Local Movie News: AMC TO JUDGE AFF’S PILOT AWARD

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AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AMC AS NEW SPONSOR FOR THE 2013 ONE HOUR PILOT AWARD
Austin, TX – May 20, 2013 – Austin Film Festival (AFF) is proud to announce that AMC is the official sponsor and judge for the One-Hour Pilot Award of the 2013 Teleplay Competition.  The AMC One-Hour Pilot Award is open to any pilot script written in the one-hour format for an original television series.  AMC will review the top scripts submitted in the category and will determine the semifinalists, finalists, and winner.  Finalists will be given the opportunity to meet with a representative from AMC during this year’s Conference (October 24-27) or over the phone at a later date.  The winner of the One-Hour Pilot Award will receive a prize package including $1,000, reimbursement for airfare (up to $500) and hotel (up to $500) for attendance to the Festival and Conference, and the bronze AFF Typewriter Award.
“Each of AMC’s series has started with an original vision from the great writer that defied expectations,” said Susie Fitzgerald, AMC’s SVP of Scripted Programming.  “The network is honored to sponsor the AFF’s One-Hour Pilot Award as it recognizes talent from this community and helps foster a new generation of great writers.”
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About AMC

Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on Wheels.” Its newest series, “Low Winter Sun,” premieres this summer.  AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like “Comic Book Men,” “Small Town Security,” “Talking Dead,” and “Freakshow.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC:Something More
About Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft, and business of filmmakers and screenwriters, and recognizing their contributions to film, television, and new media. AFF champions the work of aspiring and established writers and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation, and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships. AFF’s Screenplay & Teleplay Competition is now in its 20th year and received a record number of over 6500 entries in 2012.  Past competition entrants have signed with agencies, have had scripts optioned, acquired and made, and have had jumpstarted TV writing careers.
Screenplay and Teleplay Final Deadline: JUNE 1st
All entries must be submitted online by 11:59PM PST or postmarked by June 1st 
  For questions, please contact Matt Dy, Screenplay & Teleplay Competition Director at 1-800-310-3378 or matt@austinfilmfestival.com.
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