What is Impact x Imagine PG-13 Basketball Comedy?
Imagine Entertainment is teaming up with Impact to use Impact’s innovative system to find an emerging screenwriter to write the first draft of their original family basketball comedy feature film.
Similar to Impact’s content accelerators, applicants from all over the world can submit for the opportunity, and after an extensive review process, top candidates will ultimately land an interview with the Impact Team, before the best candidates are presented to the producers.
You can read the full press release here.
What is the movie about?
Logline: When an NBA legend enrolls his superstar son at a local STEM academy, the washed-up basketball coach must team up with an enthusiastic math teacher to implement an unusual coaching system capable of transforming a bunch of brainy misfits into a contender.
This movie is a fresh take on a timeless underdog story that will explore competitiveness and compromise, while poking fun at different coaching and parenting philosophies. It’s a comedy about friendship, challenging the status quo, and the power of daring to dream the improbable.
We want to combine the odd couple fun of School of Rock with the out-of-the-box sports strategizing of Moneyball. Other comps are: The Bad News Bears, The Sandlot, Hoosiers, and Easy A (for its clever but still grounded comedy).
More information about the film will be included in the application.
Will I be paid?
Yes, the selected writer will be paid in accordance with the then-current minimum scale set forth in the WGA Minimum Basic Agreement.
How do I apply?
Applications are open now until March 7th at 11:59pm PT at apply.impact.net.