Technology starts talent hunt for online serial

MUMBAI: Indian social networking site has launched the first of its kind talent hunt initiative ibibo i-Serial Star, wherein it is calling in users to write, direct and act for an Internet serial.

The 24-episodic (webisodes) series will be generated by users and will have eight actors, two directors and two scriptwriters who will work behind and in front of the camera.
The website has also roped in Maruti Suzuki as title sponsor for the initiative. The contest – ‘The Maruti Suzuki Ibibo i- Serial Star’ will have a panel of judges comprising Raman Kumar, who created Tara for Zee TV and Khalid Hashmi who launched Zee News.

Users will have to only create their profiles on and upload videos, scripts and get maximum votes. The contest has been divided into three broad categories-acting, directing and scriptwriting.
The contestants who have to audition for the acting category have to upload their video enacting any scene in any movie, create a profile and get ibibo community to vote for them.

In the direction category, participants have to upload a short film or a serial directed by them and try to win maximum votes. Those trying their luck at scriptwriting will have to upload an original script or dialogues up to a maximum of 500 words.

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