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 Announcing: The Ten Show Season 2

Filmmaker Edition!

 4/20/20 Update: Remote Filmmakers Option. Want to participate as a filmmaker in The Ten Show Season 2? We are introducing a new adjustment in which one of our two teams of five filmmakers will participate in Season 2 via remote means. The remote filmmakers will bid from the same pool of scripts as the team of local filmmakers, but will be responsible for assembling their own team of actors and crew, while abiding by the minimum bid rules of The Ten Show. Complete the filmmaker option below in the submission form.

Now Accepting Submissions

These are unusual times, so we’re working on a twist of the format we used on Season 1 of The Ten Show. We’re monitoring the situation out there, so dates are still TBD, but we’re pressing forward in the hopes of being able to launch Season 2 in May 2020. This will be for a special small-cast filmmaker edition of The Ten Show and want to connect (digitally for now) with those who will be ready to do something amazing on the other side of this.

 In this version of The Ten Show, rather than producers producing plays in less than a week, 10 filmmakers will bid to acquire a script, bid on the services of crew members (optional), bid on the services of actors, produce, and finish post-production on their original movie of up to 10 minutes. Crew and cast size, including the filmmaker, is limited to 10 or less. See if there’s a role in the descriptions below that calls to you. If so, fill out the form below and send it our way.  

Overview of the Show 

Filmmakers

We’re looking for 10 people game to take on the role of filmmaker. You don’t have to have producer-level filmmaking experience. But, of course, some experience is helpful. You’ll be provided a modest budget ($500 per film), a pool of scripts to choose from (you’ll bid for the scripts you want), a pool of actors that you can bid on, and a pool of crew members that you can bid on (optional; if you’re a filmmaker who can shoot and edit and would prefer to use your budgeted funds otherwise, that’s completely your call). You’ll acquire a script on Monday. That Saturday will be the world premiere of your 10-minute film. Online audience voting determines who will advance to the grand-prize round.

More About The Working Budget

Each filmmaker starts with an equal budget allocation. It is modest ($500). From that budget, you’ll bid for a script you choose from a pool plays chosen by The Ten Show. From that budget, you’ll also need to hire actors and your crew, rent/assemble costumes, props, locations, equipment as needed. Filmmakers can accept freebies (e.g., an actor offers to provide his/her own clothing), but filmmakers are not allowed to supplement their budget with outside funds. In other words, no side deals. Every one starts on equal footing. Unused budget funds from one week, if any, may be carried forward to the following week.

Writers

Congratulations to our semi-finalists. Please be looking for an email coming to you soon from The Hive Collaborative. 5/27/20 Update: Finalists in bold.

  1. Alex Wilkie, Commitment
  2. Allie Costa, 20 Questions
  3. Andrea Carey, In the Beginning
  4. Arthur M. Jolly, The Secret of Jarlsberg
  5. Aviva Fleising, Last Call
  6. Brian Gray, Scene Study
  7. Brian Vinero, Ten Minutes ‘Til Christmas
  8. Bridgette Dutta Portman, Mister the Bear
  9. Brigid Amos, Bernice’s Birthday
  10. Cary Pepper, The Answer
  11. Chelsea Frandsen, Unplug
  12. Cody Cutler, The OCD Escape Room
  13. David Beach, Past Tragic Events
  14. David Zarko, A Penny Saved
  15. DC Cathro, Tina is Weird
  16. Donna Hoke, Survival Strategy
  17. Emma S Rund, To Fix A Dinosaur
  18. Erin Osgood, Minor Deviations
  19. Greg Lam, Stick and Move
  20. Gretchen Suarez-Pena, Dry Spell
  21. J Weintraub, Reunion
  22. james McLindon, Baggage
  23. Jessica Moss, Caleb and Rita
  24. Joe Zarrow, Kodak Shirley
  25. John Mabey, The Sensational SIsters
  26. John Minigan, Closing Doors
  27. Karen Fix Curry, Crazy Quilts
  28. Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, Suicide Hotline
  29. Ken Preuss, The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss
  30. Lenny Levy, It’s Time to Tell Him
  31. Mark Harvey Levine, Superhero
  32. Neil McGowan, Soulmate, Inc.
  33. Patrick Gabridge, Beatrix Potter Must Die!
  34. Payton Russell, A Couple Stops Past
  35. Robert Hugh Brown, They All Want Cake
  36. Robert Lynn, The Back Porch Test
  37. Rom Watson, Mead and Stu go to SeaWorld
  38. Starina Johnson, Border Towns
  39. Steven G Martin, /Ãrt/
  40. Thomas Piccin, Match

 

Actors 

Actors, please complete the submission form below. Although not required at this stage, we invite you to include with your submission a link to an audition video online (it can be an unlisted YouTube video). If selected to participate in The Ten Show, and if pandemic restrictions prevent us from holding in person auditions, we will either use the audition video you submitted to us, or give you the option of submitting a different video audition or scheduling an appointment at The Hive Collaborative to have us video your audition pieces for subsequent review by the filmmakers. All auditions should include the actor stating his or her name, then one or two one-minute monologues showing your acting range. Actors may indicate their minimum bid amount, which can be anywhere from $50 to the maximum available budget (filmmakers have identical $500 budgets to work with. Actors must be available for a minimum of a one-week (Tuesday through Saturday) of the run (dates TBD).

 

Crew

Filmmakers may seek help in making their films. Wherever you are in your career, if you would like to be part of The Ten Show as part of a filmmaking team, please complete the submission form below. They may seek directors, directors of photography, editors, hair/makeup artists, costumers, social media directors, production assistants, etc. (keeping in mind that the productions are limited to a $500 budget and a cast/crew-size limit of 10). All credited crew members may set their minimum bid amounts anywhere from $50 to the maximum available budget. 

 

Voting 

Filmmakers advance to the next round according to votes of our online audience.

 

Money

The filmmaker who receives the most votes in the grand prize round will receive a $1,000 prize. In addition, a $750 bonus will be divided among all the winning filmmaker’s writers, cast and crew for each film the filmmaker made as part of the season. The second prize will be $500. The third prize will be $250. Filmmakers will also receive compensation based on the number of votes they receive during the season. All credited cast and crew must be compensated from the filmmaker’s budget a minimum of $50 each for their services. Total compensation and award money allocated during the season will be a minimum $10,000+. 

 

Weekly Progression 

 

  • Week 1: 1st 5 filmmakers (2 advance to week 5)
  • Week 2: Voting/announcement show
  • Week 3: 2nd 5 filmmakers (2 advance to week 5)
  • Week 4: Voting/announcement show; wildcard voting of remaining filmmakers (1 additional wildcard advances to week 5)
  • Week 5: Top 5 filmmakers compete
  • Week 6: Voting/awards show

 

Calendar (3/25/2020 Update)

Like many things these days, the schedule for Season 2 of The Ten Show is subject to change, but we’re aiming for a May 2020 start date. We are monitoring the situation closely, and once we have a better handle on dates, we will be reaching out to those who have submitted to us float anticipated dates by them and assess their availability. So go ahead and submit, and we’ll worry about the details later. Sending in your submission does not obligate you to anything at this stage, but we would love to get as much of this organized as we can ahead of time so that we can hit the ground running when we do have our dates firmed up.  

Questions?

Email brothers (at) hivetix.com. 

The Ten Show Submission Form

Tell us a little bit about yourself. 

The Ten Show Submission (Season 2) (1)

For playwrights
  • Anything else you'd care to share with us?
  • CLOSED: Section A (for Writers)

    SORRY! The script submission window for Season 2 is now closed. Stay tuned for an announcement of our semi-finalists.
  • Section B (for Filmmakers)

    Complete this section if you wish to be considered as a filmmaker for The Ten Show.
  • Rather than a list of shows/films, please share a one-paragraph summary of your experience.
  • The concept of The Ten Show involves filmmakers vying via a bid process on an online livestream to secure rights to a script based on a minimum bid amounts set by writers, and securing a cast and crew based on their suitability to the script and their minimum bid amounts. You would be operating with a $500 budget per film, identical to other filmmakers in the show, and would be asked to stay within the budget (in other words, no side deals). You have the option to act and/or crew as many of the roles as you would like. You would be competing with other filmmakers for online audience votes, and as such a social media presence might be helpful. All films should be all ages appropriate. Please share with us how comfortable you would be participating in The Ten Show under such circumstances.
  • Rather than a link to your reel, please shoot a brief video of you introducing yourself to us and telling us why you would be a good fit as a filmmaker for The Ten Show.
  • Please upload a headshot. For filmmakers, it could also be a behind-the-scenes shot of you in action. Acceptable formats: pdf, jpg, png, gif. 1 MB max.
    Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, png, gif.
  • Section C (for Actors)

    Complete this section if you wish to be considered as an actor on The Ten Show.
  • Rather than a list of shows/films, please share a one-paragraph summary of your experience.
  • The concept of The Ten Show involves filmmakers vying via a bid process to secure rights to a script, cast, and crew based on a minimum bid amounts (no less than $50). Filmmakers will be operating with a $500 budget per film, identical to other filmmakers in the show. Actors will audition (possibly via online video or in person, depending on circumstances). If more than one filmmaker bids on your services, you will have the opportunity to choose which production you want to be in. The production will go from casting to premiere in less than a week. Please share with us how comfortable you would be participating in The Ten Show under such circumstances.
  • Please upload a headshot. Acceptable formats: pdf, jpg, png, gif. 1 MB max.
    Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, png, gif.
  • Please shoot a brief video of you showing your range as an actor. Please upload the video to a service (can be an unlisted video on YouTube, for example) and copy the URL and paste it here. (Note: This video may also be used in the auditions during the show if in person auditions are not practical.)
  • Section D (for Crew)

    Complete this section if you wish to be considered as a crew member on The Ten Show.
  • Please share with us the crew role(s) you wish to be considered for in The Ten Show.
  • Rather than a list of shows/films, please share a one-paragraph summary of your experience.
  • The concept of The Ten Show involves filmmakers vying via a bid process to secure rights to a script, cast, and crew based on a minimum bid amounts (no less than $50). Filmmakers will be operating with a $500 budget per film, identical to other filmmakers in the show. If more than one filmmaker bids on your services, you will have the opportunity to choose which production you want to be in. The production will go from casting to premiere in less than a week. Please share with us how comfortable you would be participating in The Ten Show under such circumstances.
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