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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Hollywood is where people have come to make it in the industry since the birth of the entertainment industry. We are not just the home of actors, writers, directors, and producers of all shapes and sizes, we are the home of the industry itself. Everyone who’s anyone has a presence here or wish they did. People from all walks of life, from all over the world, come here to make it. No matter how big they are in New York, Chicago, London, Honk Kong, YouTube, or Rome, they always come to Hollywood to make it worldwide. Hollywood is where artists come to own their greatness. It’s the place where stars are born. And so we are proud to announce the launch of the WeHo New Media and Screenwriting Competition.

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FROM THE STUDIO SYSTEM TO THE DEMOCRACY OF THE INTERNET

Who could’ve imagined that the orange groves that once covered the LA Basin would one day be covered by production companies and talent agencies of all shapes and sizes. West Hollywood is literally at the epicenter of film, television, and new media. Every major studio has a presence in Hollywood and they always have: from RKO in the old days to our current system and that’s not going to change with the democracy of the internet taking over our viewing habits. YouTube and Yahoo are already taking over high rises that were once occupied by networks. And just like the studio players before them, virtually every major Social Media Influencer has Hollywood representation or wishes they did. When the studio system came down, nobody knew what would come next. When the independent film era took over, nobody knew what would come next. And now that Social Media is taking over, again nobody knows what’s going to happen next.

We would like to help bridge that gap by discovering the world’s next generation of stars. We are actively seeking out the next generation of great writers of all shapes and sizes in any medium. And so we are proud to announce the launch of the WeHo New Media and Screenwriting Competition and what will eventually become a full fledged Film Festival.

So if your stuff is good, submit it. And hopefully someday soon you’ll be calling our tiny community of artists home too.

 

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WEST HOLLYWOOD AND THE BOULEVARD OF DREAMS

Our city has hosted every major awards show for close to a century. From the Oscars to the Emmy’s, they all started here. And so we are proud to launch the West Hollywood New Media and Screenwriting Competition. Where we not only recognize established talent, we are also a launch pad for emerging artists of all shapes and sizes regardless of age, race, or color. Any and all writers, actors, actresses, comics, vloggers, and influencers are welcome to submit and if your work is good, we will showcase it.

Our streets are lined with gold for some and heartache for others. Our goal is to help you wind up on the right side of that divide. West Hollywood is where everyone who’s anyone comes to make it in film and television. We want to support emerging undiscovered talent. We want to give talented people the world over the opportunity to be heard and to inspire those around you and around the world. We want this to be a launch pad for talented writers and influencers much like American Idol and The Voice are for singers and songwriters.

We also believe in a little thing called opportunity. So you don’t have to be rich or connected to receive our recognition, you just have to be talented. We’re not looking for people who’ve already made it. We want to find people who have the talent, but just can’t catch a break. We want to be that break. We want to give our winners the recognition they need to be seen. We want winning our competition to be that first big break.

 

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HOME TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND A SAFE SPACE FOR ALL

Our community is all inclusive. It is one of the original safe spaces of the gay community and people of all ethnic backgrounds. We are made up of people from anywhere and everywhere and are receptive to people from anywhere and everywhere. West Hollywood is a crazy community of successful artists as inspirational, diverse, and dynamic as the art it showcases, so too is our new media festival.

We love art, artists, and new media. So send us something good, give us something to talk about, something we can’t stop talking about, something we can’t keep to ourselves, something we have to share, something we want to show our morning meeting, and ultimately our contesst.

We are a first year contest actively looking for new and original talent. People blessed with originality that need to be seen and heard. People who want to leave their mark on the world who deserve to be remembered and will be remembered. So if you have the talent to tell compelling, original stories via film, new media, or the written page submit yours  today.

We are a respected team of artists who reward our winners with a platform for the work to be seen by the entertainment industry as well as recognition online and throughout the business. We recognize multiple finalists and award them with industry introductions in addition to awarding the contest's most coveted honor, the Grand Jury Prize, to the best overall project entered in that given year. We also award industry recognition based on the project. So if you wrote a comedy, we will introduce you to executives working in comedy and if you wrote a thriller, we'll introduce you to people who work in that genre and so on. 

Semi-finalists are only awarded with recognition like in most competitions.

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