Snap is looking for content! The mobile messaging and content sharing platform wants to inspire the best and funniest up-and-coming animators and creators to invent new ways to produce animated comedy series for mobile. Based on the success of their Scripter Comedy Creator Initiative launched last October, today Snap has launched their Animated Comedy Creator Initiative. Today also marks the premiere of All Dog$ Get Money, Gerald Grissette’s animated parody of the rap world that follows a mid-tier rapper through the absurd ins and outs of his life and career. The show was the lone animated show selected for production from last year’s Comedy Creator Initiative.
Creators are invited to pitch an animated comedy series; Snap’s development team will review submitted materials and select up to 10 creators, each of whom will receive $40k to produce a 10-episode season of a short-form animated show. Episodes should be 2-3 minutes long. Selected creators will work with the Snapchat development team to learn best practices for creating mobile content and shape their idea for the platform. They will then produce their show (within Snap’s content guidelines), and deliver it fully animated, edited and ready to air to Snapchat. This initiative is for open to all types of creators: cartoonists, illustrators, animators, motion graphic artists, Snapchat Lens Studio creators, comedians & comedy writers, in addition to ISO talent with a strong comedic voice who can write and have experience creating great animated content. All creators must be able to work non-union, U.S. only.