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DCYou Unscripted’s Top Three Finalists Announced

DCYou Unscripted

The top three finalists for the DCYou Unscripted fan contest were announced today at the conclusion of two special episodes of DC Universe’s DC Daily. The project, in conjunction with Ideas United, received over 1,100 submissions for unscripted series ideas after it was first announced at New York Comic-Con last year.

The three pitch ideas uniquely highlight elements of comic fandom such as cosplaying, the joy of local comic book shops and a thrilling escape-themed game show. Each of the three pitches will receive a pilot order to be produced by and air on DC Universe later this Spring, with one to receive a full series order. The winner will be announced later this year.

The DCYou Unscripted finalists are:

  • Molly Brady (Los Angeles): Three cosplayers will show off their craft and creativity as they compete for honor, glory, cash, and prizes
  • Royce Miller (Bridgewater, SD): Eight teams take on roles as hench persons to Gotham’s most notorious Rogues. Their goal? To escape the dreaded Blackgate Penitentiary and its new Warden. With enough mazes, puzzles, and traps to impress even the Riddler
  • Elora Powell (Tigard, OR): Comic book fans travel to beloved comic book stores in local neighborhoods to investigate how these shops provide inclusive, fun communities for geeks in real life

Taking place over two episodes, and available for streaming on DC Universe, DC Daily captured the original 10 finalists working to hone their show ideas with industry veterans Dan Evans, Vice President, Creative Affairs and Creative Services, DC; Bridgette Theriault, Senior Vice President, Development, Telepictures and Phil Jimenez, DC Writer and Artist. From there, the finalists pitched their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges including DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, DC Publisher Dan DiDio and Stage 13 Senior Vice President and General Manager Diana Mogollon.

DCYou Unscripted Announces Judges and Mentors

DCYou Unscripted

DC has announced more details on its DCYou Unscripted Fan contest. Over 1,000 individuals submitted ideas for a chance to see their idea developed as a series.

The team of creative talent and entertainment executives that will mentor the 10 finalists, as well as the panel of judges, have been announced.

The 10 finalists will head to DC’s headquarters to meet with industry veterans to help refine their pitches. The mentors assisting the finalists are Dan Evans, Vice President, Creative Affairs and Creative Services, DC, Bridgette Theriault, Senior Vice President, Development, Telepictures, and Phil Jimenez, DC Writer and Artist.

The contestants will have five minutes to pitch to DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, DC Publisher Dan DiDio, and Stage 13 Senior Vice President and General Manager Diana Mogollon, followed by a five-minute question and answer round.

The creative finalists include:

  • Cameron Barger – Seattle, WA
  • Molly Brady – Los Angeles, CA
  • Steven Holloway – Jersey City, NJ
  • Courtney Johnson – Washington, D.C.
  • Royce Miller – Bridgewater, SD
  • Alexis Pivincy – Los Angeles, CA
  • Elora Powell – Tigard, OR
  • William Spear – East Brunswick, NJ
  • Will Stewart & Ben Barlow – Atlanta, GA
  • Michael Toulson – Cooperstown, NY

The pitch event will air on two special episodes of DC Daily on DC Universe on January 23 and 24, 2020. The three finalists who receive a pilot order will be announced on January 24.