That's right, it's screenplay time!
We want you to write an episode script worthy of the show itself.
We plan to have the winning script read live, on stage, by an ensemble cast of voice actors from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!
Essentially, this may be as close a fandom writer can get to having their episode produced without actually getting hired onto the show.
Additionally, a printed copy of the script (as used at the table read) will be signed by all the guest actors/writers for the winner to keep.
Second and third place will also get printed copies of their scripts signed.
Scripts must use the characters whom we have guest voice actors for, and include all of them in the story.
Devyn Dalton (Ocellus)Gavin Langelo (Gallus)Katrina Salisbury (Yona)Lauren Jackson (Silverstream)Shannon Chan-Kent (Smolder)Vincent Tong (Sandbar)Sunni Westbrook (Cozy Glow)Kelly Sheridan (Starlight Glimmer)Mark Acheson (Lord Tirek)Cathy Weseluck (Spike The Dragon)
(Other characters may be used briefly, and will be read by one of the actors or narrator during the table read of the winning script.)
Any songs used must be original lyrics, but should use well known show or pop music. (See guidelines below for details.)
Lastly, in case it isn't obvious, all elements must be PG rated or lower. If you wouldn't find it in the show itself, it doesn't belong here.
Some useful links for screenplay format:
Songs may be used (and are encouraged!), but as our guests will not have time to learn new music, please set your OWN lyrics to the tune of a popular, well-known song of your choosing. (Something the VAs can listen to a time or two and go "Oh yeah, I know this!") You can (and for longer songs should) use only parts of songs as needed.
Likewise, we only have the voice actors for certain characters, so please keep the use of any other characters to a minimum. It's fine to have Celestia make her typical two or three line cameo, or for a one-off/background shopkeeper to have a couple lines, but the focus should be on the characters listed in the rules and use them as much as possible.
If you have any other questions, now, or at any point during the contest, please email Xepher (the writing track lead) at email@example.com