GMC is collaborating with the American Black Film Festival on a competition to promote the development of faith and family-friendly entertainment screenplays.
The "GMC's Faith and Family Screenplay Competition" is part of the network's sponsorship" of ABBF's 15th annual event, promoting cultural diversity within the film and television industry, set for Miami from July 6-9.
Competition entries will be solicited by the ABFF through the organization's Website and newsletter. All eligible screenplays received will be sent to GMC for review by a select panel, which will choose three finalists, whom will have portions of their screenplay performed by actors in attendance and in front of a live audience of festival attendees and industry tastemakers. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000.
GMC's sponsorship of the ABFF also will be highlighted by an exclusive sneak-preview screening at the festival of one of the network's original movies with a multi-cultural theme.
"GMC's partnership with ABFF is an ideal way for us to further strengthen awareness of GMC among the creative community," says Wendy McCoy, vice president of marketing at GMC, in a statement. "There are millions of stories out there that bind and uplift families, and we want to hear them."
"So many of the faith and family scripts and movies tend to center around the Church," GMC vice chairman Brad Siegel. "We welcome those stories, but also want the creative community to look for relevant, contemporary, slice-of-life depictions that organically incorporate faith elements while appealing to broad audiences. Our partnership with ABFF is a way to send a signal to the creative community that we are the home of multi-cultural themed faith and family original movies and series."