Rules & Protocol

 

LA’s 12th Annual 1Minute Monologue Contest and Celebration

 

  • DATE: Registration Opens October 12th

  • CONTEST/CELEBRATION DATE: Saturday, December 15th, 2018.

  • TIME:     

    • 5:00 PM - Doors open & Cocktail Party

    • 7:00 PM (Precisely) - First monologue performance will begin

    • 9:00 PM - Last performance ends

    • 9:15 PM - Rooftop After Party

    • 10:00 PM - Winners Announced

  • LOCATION: Contest & Festival hosted by CBSI, 2210 West Olive Avenue, Suite 320 (3rd floor) Burbank, CA 91506.

  • PARTY: This is a, high energy Holiday Celebration, and awards-party so come early and get ready to have a great time!

 

INDEX

Contest Structure
Writers
Actors

Videotaping Standards & Guidelines

Non-Produced Monologues

Produced Monologues

Judging & Scoring

After The Contest

 

Contest Structure:

 

  • Actors enter The Contest by submitting videos of their monologues

  • A nonrefundable $25 Submission Fee is collected for each monologue entered 

  • All submissions will be screened on December 15th

  • Actors will be judged by the CBSI Coaching Staff and the top 10 will be sent to a variety of Industry Professionals

 
Actors


Videotaping Standards & Guidelines

 

  • Monologues must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo or iSelfTape and submitted by 12pm, November 12th, 2018.

  • If you are not having your monologue Produced:

    • We recommend that the recording of your monologue replicate a standard audition room with a plain background and pale-colored walls. There shouldn't be any distracting patterns, clocks, posters, or other items hung on the wall behind you. The room should be quiet and have reasonable acoustics. Good/clear audio is key. Try to avoid echoes.

    • Lighting: as long as we can see you clearly and your face is not covered in shadow your video will be accepted.

    • If using a smartphone is your only option, please use it in landscape mode on a solid, non-moving surface, or have a friend hold it while you perform.

    • Monologues must be between 60 and 90 seconds in length. Any longer or shorter and you will be disqualified.

    • From Picture Up to Picture Down your Video's total running time must be between 60 and 90 seconds. Any run time longer or shorter will be disqualified.​

    • Please Note: If you make it into the Top 25 you will have the option to perform your monologue live if you prefer. If you are unable to attend the Celebration in Burbank in person, this video will be the one shown (unless you elect to submit a produced "Screeners Cut")

  • If you are Producing your monologue

    • You are permitted to use any production company, reel service or filmmaker you choose. But click HERE if you are local and would like to take advantage of the special rates offered by 1Minutes official Partners

    • WIth fully produced pieces you are welcome to include special effects, creative editing, a score, and even other characters who speak as long as your monologue comprises 80% of the dialogue and screen time. Remember you are being judged as an actor not a film maker.

    • Monologues must be between 60 and 90 seconds in length. Any longer or shorter and you will be disqualified.

    • From Picture Up to Picture Down your Video's total running time must be between 60 and 90 seconds. Any run time longer or shorter will be disqualified.

    • Please Note: If you are unable to attend the Holiday Celebration in Burbank in person, this produced video will be the one shown even though you are not present

         

 

Judging & Scoring

            Judging

  • Judging is performed by our very own panel of CBSI Coaches.

  • Performances will be scored on a point system. Each Coach will complete a point sheet that also has room for additional comments they may have to assist each actor with future performances. 

Scoring

  • The runtime of your submitted video monologue will be used to determine you Monologues official length.  Any monologue clocking at shorter than 60 seconds and longer than 90 seconds will be disqualified.

 

After The Contest

  • Results and awards are final and will be posted on our website as well as highlighted in the Clay Banks Studio Intl. Newsletter, which is sent out to all registered attendees.

  • Collection of any and all prizes is the responsibility of the contestants. Any uncollected prizes are forfeit after January 31, 2019.

 

DISCLAIMER:

Your participation in LA's 1Minute Monologue Contest does not guarantee nor promise employment of any kind.  THIS IS NOT AN AUDITION, it is a Contest & Holiday Celebration.