The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has its own Constitution, Officers and independent
Board of Trustees.
Each year, the Foundation awards the
Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award. The
competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under
the age of 30, and to offer them the recognition and encouragement that
might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting. Entrants
are asked to create a completed half-hour to one-hour English-language
television drama script. The
deadline for submissions is July 1st of the current year.
The winner will be flown to New York City to be presented with an award and a US$2,500 prize at the International Emmy® World Television Festival. The winning script will be read by actors in front of an audience at the Festival, and the winner will be invited to take part in the red carpet festivities at the International Emmy® Awards Gala.
The 2013 Winner of the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award is Rosy Deacon, from the UK, for her script, Shards.
Previous Ustinov Winners are:
2012 – Sophie Petzal (UK) Sanctioned
Robert Goldsbrough (UK) The Forge
Jason Spencer (Australia) Spirits of the Past
2009 – Claire Tonkin (Australia) Me & Mine
2008 – Jez Freedman (UK) The Storyteller
2007 – Felicity Carpenter (Australia) Touching People
2006 – Nimer Rashed (UK) The Great McGinty
2005 – John Allison (UK) Distant Relatives
Caroline Doherty (South Africa) Passion Gap
Jo Kasch (Australia) Upstream
2002 – Howard Hunt (UK) Lie of the Land
2001 – Colm Maher (Ireland) True Story
2000 – Sylke Rene Meyer (Germany) Who is Anna Walentynowicz?
1999 – Glenn Weller (Australia) Beautiful Music
1998 – Tatyana Murzakova (Russia) Smile of the King
Details on how to enter the next competition will be posted in March 2014.