Are you a a television producer with a strong idea that just know would make a wonderful factual series with global appeal? Then this may be of interest to you – a chance to win £2500 towards developing and pitching it. There is only a week left until the deadline for your initial pitch document so you’d have to put your skates on if you’re interested. All the details are below:
A strong commercial idea can be expressed without thousands being spent on glossy trailers and flyers. The idea is key and it’s how you tell it that counts.
THEY – are a distributor seeking a factual series with global appeal. It can be high-brow or low-brow, but it needs to be commercial.
YOU – are a producer with a strong track record, a great idea on paper and a belief in how you can successfully pitch the show.
TO ENTER – Send in a two page (max) paper pitch – in confidence – to Maartje Horchner, Head of Acquisitions at ALL3MEDIA International – maartje.Horchner@all3media.com – by Friday 28th September.
ALL3MEDIA International will select a short list of three entries to attend the Factual Festival (with free entry) so you can PITCH YOUR STUFF in front of a panel that includes international expertise in the form of ALLMEDIA International’s md Louise Pedersen, a broadcaster global view courtesy of Tracy Forsyth (vp commissioning, BBC Global Channels) and a ‘punter’s’ view from International MIPCOM editor Julian Newby
PLUS – A FIVE MINUTE GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL PITCHING By Nick Catliff, managing director of Lion Television
The PITCH WINNER will be announced at the session and receive the CASH – plus a date in the diary to follow –up with ALL3MEDIA and then it’s down to the bar to discuss proceedings.
*NO KIDS, MUSIC or ANIMATION PLEASE. Realistic budgets PLEASE – it will need a commission from the UK at some point!
This web link will give you all the information and you can also register for the Pitch for Cash event:
You can find more information about the Televisual Factual Festival here: http://www.televisual.com/festival/about.html