Slamdance TV finalists set


NEW YORK -- The Slamdance Film Festival and 20th Century Fox Television's edgy production arm fox21 have announced the finalists in the third annual Slamdance Teleplay Competition.

The three projects vying for a "blind script deal" are Scott Burgin, David Robinson and Kerry Lambert's multifamily chronicle "American Standard"; Marcus Clay Carmouche and Seamus Kevin Fahey's sci-fi Western "Ghost Towns"; and Latrisse Goffigan's crime drama "Predators."

The winning writer or writers will earn $45,000 (WGA's scale fee for scripting an hourlong pilot) to have their teleplay or another pitch idea developed into a fox21 show.

Writers of all three teleplays will participate in a round-table discussion with fox21 and Slamdance reps along with a Los Angeles pitch session at fox21 to sell other ideas.

Finalists were selected from more than 600 scripts for potential series.

The three-year-old fox21 division has developed such projects as TNT's "Saved" and Fox's "Free Ride."

Slamdance, presented by Kodak and fox21, runs Jan. 18-27.