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Create a TV show for Xbox Live

Win funding and publishing.

Microsoft and the New York Television Festival are offering you the chance to create a pilot for a comedy television series, which will be available to download exclusively from Xbox Live.

The winning entry will be premiered at the NYTVF in September, as well receive USD 100,000 funding and the opportunity to produce six more episodes for the online service.

People from any one of the 25 countries that support Xbox Live can enter, and simply have to submit a short pilot running between five and 15 minutes long. Entries for the Xbox Live Originals contest will be accepted between 16th April and 29th June.

Those of you selected as finalists will have your entry shown on Live Marketplace's video-on-demand service in July, before the winner is announced at the end of the month.

"Not only can aspiring TV producers from across the globe try their hands at creating new TV shows, but because of Xbox Live Marketplace, they can now win a chance to have more than 6 million people worldwide see their work," said Bill Nielsen, senior director of Xbox LIVE at Microsoft.

"This is an incredible opportunity for us to participate in the festival, and we are thrilled to be able to bring community-created TV content to the Xbox community for the first time."

Head over to the official website for a closer look at the rules and regulations. And good luck.