A joint partnership between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the National Academy of Engineering, "The Next MacGyver” is a global crowdsourcing competition to identify and develop the first great TV show with a female engineer lead.
Five winners will receive $5K each and be partnered with a successful Hollywood producer as mentor to develop a killer pilot script.
Thirty years ago, the original MacGyver created enormous interest around engineering with the exploits of Angus MacGyver, a spy who used his powers of engineering in every episode to solve problems. In the spirit of that show, in 2015, we are looking for TV ideas that will feature female engineers or female protagonists who will use their powers of engineering to solve problems.
All genres welcome. No finished scripts necessary. All ideas due by April 17, 2015. http://www.thenextmacgyver.com
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