OneZed Drama

Closing date 29/08/2022

OneZed is an authentic Southern African Entertainment Channel, specifically targeted at DStv & GOTV subscribers.

Concept Brief: 24 Minute drama series

Channel: OneZed (Channel 172) DSTV Access, OneZed (Channel 8) GOTV Value

Episodes: 13 x 24 min

Audience: Primary: 25-40 Age group, Secondary: 41-60 Age group

Language: Vernacular and English (Culturally specific to the world of the story)

Editorial Guide:

OneZed  is looking for a new 13 part drama series which depicts  authentic ‘African’ experiences.The drama must be based in Malawi and showcase the true livelihood and experiences of those living in the country.

The drama series must be fresh, unique and different from our current content offering. It must deliver on elements of social realism without being overly didactic. The drama must deliver conflict, laughter, tears and create an unparalleled emotional connection with the audience.

Creative Requirements:

Exploring new and fresh ideas that tap into the nuances of the market, please bear the following in mind:

  1. The characters must be  relatable yet complex and engaging
  2. The themes must cover real life experiences e.g redemption, good vs evil, forgiveness, betrayal etc
  3. The proposed drama series must have a unique, fresh and exciting treatment of the above mentioned themes.
  4. The stories must reflect the true authentic narratives of the region (Malawi).

This drama series must be  rooted in story and encourage appointment viewing.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Brief synopsis of the concept.
  2. Dramatic Question, Premise
  3. A statement of intent – why is this series / story important? Why (do you think it) should it be produced?
  4. Character biographies for the main characters including their traits, goals, needs and flaws as well an indication of relationships.
  5. A summary of the main characters arcs/journeys
  6. Episode summaries for 13 episodes
  7. An estimated budget.

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