9th Annual

FILM-COM Financing, Packaging & Distribution Market

June 19, 2018 to June 22, 2018

 
Category

Television Project-in-Progress

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
April 7, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
April 21, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
May 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Film-Com Really Late Deadline
May 7, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Miraculous Final Deadline
May 16, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately June 7, 2018

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Mobile
REGION 0    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

TELEVISION CONCEPT SUBMISSIONS

***Bear in mind the materials called for here are for FILM-COM screening purposes only, not the full set of materials you will need to present to showrunners, financiers, network execs, producers, potential co-production companies, agents, writer/producer reps or other packaging partners.***

After official registration and payment provided through Withoutabox, television creators must go to

www.film-com.com

and fill out the

PROJECT REGISTRY FORM

where you will enter all business information about your project, and

1] A synopsis of your concept
2] A promo sizzler or filmmakers reel
3] 1-sheet promo art
4] An ultra-brief video-selfie presenting a concise elevator pitch of your project's essential elements

NOTE: DO NOT UPLOAD COMPLETED TELEPLAYS. However, for your protection, all projects must have either treatment or script registered with the Writers Guild of America West or Writers Guild of American East or the Library of Congress prior to submitting to Film-Com. YOU MUST SUBMIT THE PROJECT'S WGAe, WGAw or LoC REGISTRATION NUMBER WHEN YOU SEND REQUIRED MATERIALS TO FILM-COM. If you are submitting from a country outside the USA, then you must show proof of copyright registration with the certified entity in your own country. If there is no certified entity, then register with the WGA or WGAe as indicated above at www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org

TECHNICAL NOTE: As you are setting up your project info with Withoutabox, when asked to check on either Produced Film or Unproduced Script, please check on Produced Film. While Film-Com focuses on projects-in-progress, as indicated, we do not read or process screenplays, and are not a screenplay pitch event. Each project must range from at least the packaging phase to being newly shot, so for classification purposes, we will consider it a film being produced.

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Film-Com FYI --

THE FOLLOWING DO NOT TO BE SUBMITTED FOR ENTRY INTO FILM-COM, BUT ARE ELEMENTS YOU SHOULD HAVE IN CASE THERE BE INTEREST IN YOUR PROJECT:

Project package should optimally have --

*Executive summary of project
*Synopsis of pilot script
*Pilot script
*One line to one paragraph on 6-12 succeeding episodes [if a series]
*Details on merchandising opportunities
*Attached or targeted cast
*Potential sponsors
*Potential networks
*Filmmaker's Reel along with Sizzler
*Any illustrations, articles or collateral materials that help support why the project will be of interest to mass audiences.

[NOTE RE PILOTS -- SCRIPTED VS UNSCRIPTED:

SCRIPTED -- It's often not a great idea to have a pilot for a scripted series already shot, as it tends to be a very expensive promo piece, mainly because any interested networks or major production partners you present your concept to are going to want to weigh in significantly on all aspects of your concept, thereby rendering your already completed 'pilot' not something that would actually be broadcast. They will also look at the production values of your independently produced pilot, and if it's considered to lack in any areas, that won't help your position going forward. The most powerful elements are pilot script, brief description of succeeding episodes, overview of unique world and characters.

UNSCRIPTED -- Unlike scripted series, a sizzler or pilot for an unscripted / reality series is ESSENTIAL, because any prospective showrunner, co-production partner or network is going to need to see the actual subject matter that you think is going to make a unique series. So have at it. As a side-note, sometimes works that begin as documentaries might actually have potential for conversion to unscripted series, either ongoing or limited.

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Film-Com FYI --

Film-Com's primary focus on review of the business and marketing elements of any project:

In order to present to industry executives, potential financiers and co-production partners, YOU MUST ATTEND FILM-COM fully to present to execs in attendance, for as long as you can, and with as much detail as you have available.

There are NUMEROUS opportunities for you to interact with industry executives during the span of FILM-COM, and you should engage in all these activities to establish as many relationships as you possibly can from the beginning of the process to the end. This is how contacts get made, how projects get packaged and ultimately launched.

FILM-COM is produced by content creators, for content creators. We get what it's like to fly to L.A. or elsewhere to try to get a handful of meetings with execs who might give you 15 minutes of their time. That's why we bring them to you at FILM-COM.

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