Anyone with a smartphone can shoot something and call it a movie, but making a film in the traditional sense hasn't gotten any easier with the advent of new technology. There are dozens and dozens of gatekeepers that still keep wannabe writers and directors from realizing their dream when the budget balloons to something bigger than the video you made with your cat.
That's why you have to jump at an opportunity like the one The Weinstein Company is offering in association Next Movie and Film.com.
The "Master Storyteller" contest was created to find new and exciting talent and to give writers and opportunity to pitch their original ideas directly to the people who can help them become a reality. All you have to do is submit an entirely original treatment between 200 and 1,000 words in length.
The five finalists will be considered for the winning pitch, which will then be developed by the respected studio.
Head over to Next Movie for the full details on the "Master Storyteller" contest.