Announcing: The Ten Show Season 2
6/4/20 Update: Script submissions and submissions for filmmakers are now closed. However, we are still accepting submissions for actors and crew members interested in participating in The Ten Show Season 2. All levels of experience welcome to apply. See submission form below.
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
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.
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.
- Alex Wilkie, Commitment
- Allie Costa, 20 Questions
- Andrea Carey, In the Beginning
- Arthur M. Jolly, The Secret of Jarlsberg
- Aviva Fleising, Last Call
- Brian Gray, Scene Study
- Brian Vinero, Ten Minutes ‘Til Christmas
- Bridgette Dutta Portman, Mister the Bear
- Brigid Amos, Bernice’s Birthday
- Cary Pepper, The Answer
- Chelsea Frandsen, Unplug
- Cody Cutler, The OCD Escape Room
- David Beach, Past Tragic Events
- David Zarko, A Penny Saved
- DC Cathro, Tina is Weird
- Donna Hoke, Survival Strategy
- Emma S Rund, To Fix A Dinosaur
- Erin Osgood, Minor Deviations
- Greg Lam, Stick and Move
- Gretchen Suarez-Pena, Dry Spell
- J Weintraub, Reunion
- james McLindon, Baggage
- Jessica Moss, Caleb and Rita
- Joe Zarrow, Kodak Shirley
- John Mabey, The Sensational SIsters
- John Minigan, Closing Doors
- Karen Fix Curry, Crazy Quilts
- Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, Suicide Hotline
- Ken Preuss, The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss
- Lenny Levy, It’s Time to Tell Him
- Mark Harvey Levine, Superhero
- Neil McGowan, Soulmate, Inc.
- Patrick Gabridge, Beatrix Potter Must Die!
- Payton Russell, A Couple Stops Past
- Robert Hugh Brown, They All Want Cake
- Robert Lynn, The Back Porch Test
- Rom Watson, Mead and Stu go to SeaWorld
- Starina Johnson, Border Towns
- Steven G Martin, /Ãrt/
- Thomas Piccin, Match
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).
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..
Filmmakers advance to the next round according to votes of our online audience.
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+.
- 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.
Email brothers (at) hivetix.com.
The Ten Show Submission Form
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