Channing Tatum, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today launched “Team Oscar,” an opportunity for young filmmakers to create a short video and vie for a chance to appear onstage during the live Oscar broadcast. Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015.
“We are thrilled to bring the Team Oscar competition back to the show for the third year, and that Channing Tatum will be our spokesperson and one of the judges,” said Zadan and Meron in a statement. “We are very happy that the idea we initiated has turned into an annual tradition, and is now open to a wider range of filmmakers who are passionate about film and the moviemaking process.”
“I’m honored to be returning to launch the Team Oscar competition and encourage the next generation of filmmakers to join me onstage at this year’s Oscars,” added Tatum. “It’s inspiring to see how these young filmmakers rise to the challenge, and I can’t wait to see the talent we uncover.”
Team Oscar is open to U.S. citizens, ages 18 to 30 (in previous years entries were limited to college students only). Submissions are due January 12, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. PT. To enter, filmmakers must visit the Academy’s Facebook page where they can submit a 60-second video on the subject, “The best piece of advice I’ve ever received.” Zadan, Meron and Tatum will select six winners, who will be announced early next year.