I’ve been lurking around the Egomotion forums for news and such ( I should really say hello for the sake of politeness ) and someone recently posted this excerpt from the RTE website.
StoryLand invites new and experienced drama production teams to pitch for a truly creative 6-part drama series to be webcast in March 2009.
Pilot first episodes of up to ten new drama series will be commissioned by RTÉ and the audience will decide, by voting
on-line, which six will get to make a second episode.
The second episodes will again be voted on by the audience and four series will get to make a 3rd episode and so on until only one series gets to make all 6 episodes.
Each episode needs to be between 3 to 7 minutes long. If commissioned your budget is a maximum of eight thousand euro per ep, meaning you get nearly 50 grand for your series if you make it to the end.
The pilots will be up from March 2009, with the series webcast between then and September 2009.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get your ideas out there. We’re looking for good stories and interesting characters that will have immediate appeal to 20 somethings. We want as many creative ideas as we can handle so get your thinking caps on and get submitting!
Here’s the link http://www.rte.ie/storyland/index.html
This could be awesome. We have at least another month to work out a series idea and write a pilot script as the website suggests, I can imagine that we all have fairly diverse ideas for a mini-series so we’ll definitely have to have a meeting about it, what we could try is each of us would submit a separate idea and see whichever one RTE would commission. The only disadvantage about this method is that you’ll have to shoot 30 second footage to support the submission, but in the unlikely event that one our submissions gets chosen, the individual or the set of individuals behind the creation of that idea would, likewise in previous Gifted Babies productions, take charge of the production while the rest of the crew silently complain that their idea was better