EXCLUSIVE: Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment is partnering with Impact to launch a worldwide name to find an rising author to pen a brand new basketball comedy. An thought hatched by Think about, the characteristic is described as a “Faculty of Rock meets Moneyball.“
Just like Impression’s content material accelerators, candidates vying to assert the function as screenwriter of the undertaking will undergo an intensive evaluate course of. The highest candidates will interview with Impression earlier than making it to the finals the place they may current to Think about — who will make the hiring determination. Writers of all ranges are invited to use with a well-thought out tackle the open writing project (OWA) and a writing pattern. Submissions shall be accepted beginning immediately via March 7.
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The logline for the undertaking is: “When an NBA legend enrolls his famous person son at an area STEM academy, the washed-up basketball coach should crew up with an enthusiastic math instructor to implement an uncommon teaching system to rework a bunch of brainy misfits right into a contender.”
“I’ve all the time been drawn to tales that encourage audiences to dream greater – and this concept fulfills that on so many ranges,” stated Brian Grazer, Government Chairman of Think about Leisure. “To work with Impression to find a brand new voice and use their system to speed up the script growth course of on an open writing project is thrilling and edifying. That is precisely why Impression was launched and what they’ve confirmed to have the ability to do with nice success.”
“Utilizing Impression as a method to democratize entry to open writing assignments is one thing we’ve been enthusiastic about from the very starting” stated Impression CEO, Tyler Mitchell. “As individuals usually describe Impression as ‘Moneyball’ for screenwriters, the thought of a crew of misfits utilizing unorthodox strategies to try to obtain an inconceivable objective hits very near house, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with Think about to supply this actually “open” writing alternative to creators world wide.”
Impression presently has a cope with Netflix to supply and develop movies. Most lately, the corporate introduced a cope with Skydance Tv to supply TV pitches, was spun out of Think about Leisure final yr after closing a Sequence A financing spherical led by Silicon Valley agency, Benchmark. This collaboration marks the primary time Think about and Impression have partnered since Impression turned unbiased, and the primary time Impression will make the most of their providers for an OWA.
For particulars about submitting go to impact.net.