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    2009 Native Radio Theater
    Special Call for Scripts

    Deadline: 13 February 2009
    Native Radio Theater Special Call For Scripts | NAPT

    Life is a soap opera...or it could be. Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) is teaming up with Media for Health and the National Society for American Indian Elderly in a Call for Scripts to be considered for production through the Native Radio Theater Project. Our goal is to produce a series of short audio dramas that would be entertaining and educational. The deadline for submissions is February 13, 2009.

    NAPT's Native Radio Theater project is a partnership with Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles, CA.

    As a public health drama, this radio program will revolve around common health concerns such as diabetes, diet and nutrition, mental health, substance abuse and other issues that are currently impacting Native communities across the country. In an entertainment- education radio drama serial, these health issues are interwoven with the personal stories of the characters who model for the audience new behaviors that can improve their lives and their communities. However, while this is a drama, in drama there is always room for humor.

    This health promotion radio drama is a partnership between the Native American Public Telecommunications, the National Society for American Indian Elderly (NSAIE), Media for Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health and the Corporation for National and Community Service. The project's current working title is Healing Circle. We aim to create pilot episodes for a serial (that is an ongoing story like TV "soap operas.") This call for scripts is announced with the intention of finding writers who have a serious interest in participating in an exciting and innovative radio drama while also positively impacting American Indian communities across the country.

    Media for Health, a Birmingham, Alabama based non-profit dedicated to improving the public's health through entertainment- education principals, is contributing their extensive expertise in creating radio dramas "that are good for you" to this project. Media for Health has had proven success with its radio drama serials BodyLove and Keeping Up With the Walkers.

    NAPT shares Native stories with the world through support of the creation, promotion and distribution of Native media with offices in Lincoln, Neb., and Albuquerque, N.M. NAPT is one of five members of the National Minority Consortia funded by the CPB: Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide diverse programming to PBS and other public broadcasting systems.

    For more information on NAPT, go to Native American Public Telecommunications.
    Email - [email protected]

    For more information about Media for Health, go to
    Media For Health.
    You can hear past segments of BodyLove on their website.

    To keep updated about the project, please visit:
    Healing Circle: A Health Promotion Radio Drama

    Call for Script Parameters:
    - 3-4 five minute long scripts.
    -Three main characters.
    -One character should be an elder.
    -Should include a character dealing with diabetes or mental health problems.
    -Based on the principles of Entertainment- Education.
    -Include a title of your radio drama.

    Application Process:

    - Complete and sign application form at... http://www.nativetelecom.org/files/s...ll4scripts.pdf

    By entering this contest, writers and theater companies affirm that scripts are their own work and are not under contract for pay by other theater groups.

    - Submit six copies of the script using 8.5 x 11-paper with 1-inch margins and a 12-point standard typeface. The script cover page should include the title, names of all authors, name and address, phone and fax numbers, and email address of the corresponding author. Subsequent pages should include only the manuscript title and page numbers.

    - Include a self-addressed stamped postcard for receipt notification.

    Mail to:
    Robin Perenchio
    Media For Health
    2917 Central Avenue
    Birmingham, AL 35209

    Questions? Email - [email protected]

    Or call Robin Perenchio at 205-870-9422
    Last edited by Historian; 01-02-2009, 02:58 PM.

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