What requirements do I and my project need to meet to apply?
We encourage writers from all backgrounds and experiences to apply: from beginner writer to seasoned professional. You must be 18 years or older and legally capable of entering into the agreements required by the program.
The project you submit must meet the following requirements:
- the project is an English language, live action television series
- the project is entirely owned by you without encumbrances and there are no attachments to the project, including yourself in any non-writing capacity (e.g. as a director, star, etc.)
- the project has not been previously owned or optioned by another party
Do I have to be a US citizen to apply?
No, you do not need to be a US citizen nor located in the US to apply.
If Skydance selects my project, what will my writer deal look like?
Selected writers will be offered an if/come agreement to work with Skydance to develop their project further. If you choose to enter into the agreement with Skydance TV, Skydance will have the rights to develop, shop, and produce your project for the duration of the deal, and you will be paid an initial sum of US$3,500.
If Skydance solicits a script from the writer during the duration of the agreement, script fees will be in accordance with the then-current WGA scale. As the project continues forward, the writer shall also receive additional credits and royalties provided the writer stay engaged.
Can I see the full long-form agreement?
As writers will contract directly with Skydance TV and not through Impact, Skydance shall provide writers with a long-form agreement upon selection.
How do I know you won’t steal my idea?
Impact and Skydance do not repurpose any ideas we may read while reviewing Impact applications. Additionally, no applications will be exposed to Skydance without the applicant’s express written permission.