Shadow Play Entertainment, Innovations, Inc., Hollygrove Publishing and their partners in encouraging literacy throughout the United States are gearing up for a historic literary journey of a lifetime: to find the next big thing in publishing. ThisÂ new project willÂ not only encourageÂ creativity but provideÂ assistance to those who are looking to make it in the world of publishing. Introducing “The Write Stuff” (http://www.thewritestufftv.com), a new reality show designed to assist individuals in their quest toÂ better understand how to get their work recognized as well as networkÂ with those who have made it in the industry.
Created by Cyrus A. Webb (Shadow Play Entertainment/Conversations Book Club) and Zane Bell (Innovations, Inc.), the show will take fourteen (14) contestants who have drive, ambition and the willingness to succeed through 12 weeks of challenges that will prepare them for the competitive literary world that they want to be a part of.
Airing on the CW Channel as a Paid Program, the show will Â initially be seenÂ in Houston (TX), Detroit (MI), Boston (MA), Montgomery (AL), San Francisco (CA), Miami (FL), New York (NY), Â Atlanta (GA) and Jackson (MS) to anÂ audience of over 5 million households. After airing, allÂ espisodes will be availableÂ on The Write Stuff TV channel on Youtube found at http://www.youtube.com/thewritestufftv. As new markets open, previous episodes will be re-aired with the finale airing simultaneously.
During the interview process, “The Write Stuff” will put the contestantsÂ in the faces of those who canÂ make it happen and give them the tools they need to be successful. At stake is the ultimate prize for anyone who wants to make their mark on the industry: a ONE-BOOK DEAL provided byÂ Hollygrove Publishing! Along with the book dealÂ and recognition of having “The Write Stuff” comes a prize package worthÂ over $16,000: two years of representation by Shadow Play Entertainment to guide the winner in the career ($6,000), a detailed marketing plan and consultationÂ from New York Times Bestselling author J. L. King and his company J. L. King, LLC ($5000), a website and promotional material package by The Risque Cafe ($4500), 10 virtual copies of the winners’ completed book on cd by AG Press ($120), a brand new Dell Laptop ($600) as well asÂ features in Conversations Magazine, Crunk Magazine, Hype Magazine along with other print and onlineÂ publications across the country!
Explaining why Hollygrove Publishing wanted to participate in such a major way with this groundbreaking literary endeavor, President Brian W. Smith said this: “This writing business is extremely difficult to break into if you aren’t already a celebrity. A program like “The Write Stuff” is long overdue – it gives aspiring authors a chance to be discovered and it promotes literacy, all while entertaining the public…I jumped at a chance to be a part of this.”
J. L. King, who has appearedÂ in nationalÂ publications andÂ on The Oprah Winfrey Show had this to say about The Write Stuff: “I feel with all the reality shows that allow people to follow their dreams to become models, chefs, and designers is great. But,Â having a show that showcases writers who could be the next best selling author will by far be the show that will truely motivate, inspire and change the world through the pages of a book. Books last a lifetime!”
This is an excellent opportunity for youths, college students, and aspiring, passionate writers to express themselves in a positive manner while remaining true to who they are,” remarks C Jay of The Risque Cafe. Based in Memphis, TN, C Jay sees the potential in her city and the silver lining offered by this reality show to others throughout the country.Â She also realizes that manyÂ are just looking for hope. “The Write Stuff could beÂ this hope to many to make their dreams come true.”
Beginning in January 2009, live auditions will take place in Jackson (MS), Memphis (TN), Montgomery (AL), Houston (TX), Atlanta (GA), Metairie (LA), Chicago (IL) and San Francisco (CA), however, online auditions are accepted as well. Details are available at http://www.thewritestufftv.com. Judges include up-and-coming as well as bestselling authors from across the country. There is no doubt that this project will be one for the record books, getting national attention as well as helping many to make a name for themselves—all while encouragingÂ literacy.
Have questions about the process,Â interested in advertising, cross-promotion, trade-out opportunities or want to see how you can be involved? ContactÂ Cyrus A. Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org, James Magee at 601.937.3245 / email@example.com/ orÂ LaTeshia Pearson at 601.624.2835.
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