DC UNIVERSE Inviting Fans to Create a TV Show in New Competition

DCYou Unscripted
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DC is partnering with Ideas United for a fan competition called DCYou Unscripted where fans compete for the chance at developing their own TV series for the DC Universe streaming service.

"Since the launch of this service just over a year ago, we’ve established a community that has far exceeded our ambitions. We’ve hosted unforgettable member events - creating places and spaces where fans could have a voice. We’re working to take it to a whole new level in our second year by giving our fans an opportunity to submit their own concepts for an unscripted show that will potentially become a series on DC Universe next year,” said DC Universe Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sam Ades in a statement.

Announced during a press event Thursday at New York Comic Con, DCYou Unscripted is intended to "help find and nurture new content" according to DC CCO Jim Lee.

DCYou Unscripted will be open for submissions now through November 18 for members of the Ideas United network who are U.S. Residents and over 18. The network is open to sign-ups now.

"Any creator is welcomed to easily and quickly apply to join the iU network. During the submission process, talent and fan enthusiasts alike will be able to submit their unscripted/reality video series ideas ranging from game shows to game play to hot food and hot takes," reads DC's press release. "

DC will soon reveal a process for fans to submit projects for contention in DC You Unscripted, with a submissions deadline of November 18.

According to Lee, 10 entrants will come to Hollywood to refine their pitches over the course of the day with industry professions. Then they will be judged by a panel of DC executives (including Jim Lee) and unnamed "entertainment luminaries."

"Three finalists will move on to have unscripted pilots produced by Ideas United, with one final entrant receiving a series order which will launch exclusively on DC Universe," explains DC in a press release.

Lee said they hope for the winning series to premiere by fall 2020.

This is similiar to a digital TV series DC announced in 2015 for Machinima called DC's Hero Project. The show, which ultimately was never released, was described as a reality show competition where eight contestants vie in elimination challenges for the reward of developing a live-action short video based on Starman. Machinima promised "well-known guest judges" with Geoff Johns named as one of a panel of judges for the entire show.

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