Xbox Live to award $100,000 in TV pilot contest

Posted by Mark Raby

Redmond (WA) - Microsoft is offering $100,000 to the budding TV producer in a contest that will put the winner's show on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

The promotion, dubbed the Xbox Live Originals contest, lets users submit their own TV show pilot (5 - 15 minutes).  An independently selected set of finalists will be made available on the Xbox Live Video Marketplace.

The winner will take $100,000 and a contract for at least six full episodes.  Submissions can be live action or animated, from any genre. Entries will be accepted until June 29, 2007.