MS Offer Chance To Make A TV Show For Xbox Live

Continuing in an effort to bring something new to their service both Microsoft and the New York Television Festival are offering gamers a chance to create a pilot for a comedy television series, which will be available to download exclusively from Xbox Live. The winning entry will be premiered at the NYTVF in September and will receive $100,000 funding along with the opportunity to produce six more episodes of their show which will also appear on the service.

Almost anyone can enter the competition as MS have opened it to all residents from any of the 25 countries that support Xbox Live. If you are interested you have to submit a short pilot (between five and 15 minutes long) between 16th April and 29th June. Many of the finalists will then get their work shown on Live Marketplace’s video-on-demand service in July – the overall winner will then be announced at the end of that month.

Not only can aspiring TV producers from across the globe try their hands at creating new TV shows, but because of Xbox Live Marketplace, they can now win a chance to have more than 6 million people worldwide see their work,” said Bill Nielsen, senior director of Xbox Live at Microsoft. “This is an incredible opportunity for us to participate in the festival, and we are thrilled to be able to bring community-created TV content to the Xbox community for the first time.

So what are you going to do? Will you create something of Arrested Development-like depth or will you just go completely crazy. Whatever your plans you can find out more info over on the official website.