Spielberg and Burnett’s On the Lot now accepting submissions

Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett’s forthcoming FOX series, On the Lot, is now casting, accepting short films from filmmakers.

Anyone “over 13 years of age must submit a self-directed short film, up to five minutes in length, to thelot.com,” where the films will be viewable by the public, according to a press release. Others will be able to comment on and rate the films.

The show’s impressively large, well-designed site (which is kind of unusual for FOX shows) says the show is presented by Ford and Verizon. It includes links to the “Most Viewers,” “Most Discussed,” and “Most Linked” films.

Submissions are due Dec. 1. Sixteen will be selected to compete in the competition next spring, which will award one filmmaker with a $1 million DreamWorks development deal.

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