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BET & Paramount Players Host Search for Undiscovered Writers/Directors


BET Networks and Paramount Players are teaming up to give aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to produce an original film with the launch of a nationwide competition, Project Cre8.

BET will purchase the winning screenplay and work with the winner and Paramount Players to produce a feature film with a million dollar budget. The network will follow and document the winner’s journey in a one-hour companion special.

“As an established brand in the entertainment space, it is our responsibility to give new voices an opportunity to create engaging and provocative stories,” said Connie Orlando, the head of programming and production at BET Networks. “This partnership with Paramount Players opens this door and displays our ongoing commitment to the expansion of diverse voices within the creative community.”

“In a world where the barriers to the craft of filmmaking are less than ever before, we are thrilled to be part of this opportunity to find and nurture the next great filmmaking talent,” said Paramount Players’s president, Brian Robbins.

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