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20-Apr-2014 8:59am PDT  

 

NexTv Writing & Pitch Competition

4 Annual:

  PITCH (Written)

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
 
March 1, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Under 10 Pgs 25.00 20.00
10-80 pages 35.00 30.00
80+ pgs 40.00 35.00


March 29, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Under 10 Pgs 30.00 25.00
10-80 pages 40.00 35.00
80+ pgs 45.00 40.00


April 26, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Under 10 Pgs 35.00 30.00
10-80 pages 45.00 40.00
80+ pgs 50.00 45.00


May 24, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Under 10 Pgs 50.00 35.00
10-80 pages 65.00 50.00
80+ pgs 70.00 55.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Jul-2013



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE: NexTv’s “Million Dollar Writer’s” package.
EXPERIENCE THE BUSINESS THE WAY “MILLION DOLLAR WRITERS” DO – We are offering ACCESS at the very highest level. Package is currently worth over $10,000, though the EXPOSURE is truly priceless. You will be FLOWN TO LA, put up in a LUXURY HOTEL and given spending CASH. We will have an incredible and intimate evening at the historic EAMES House where a handful of top Agents, Producers and Execs will celebrate your work while enjoying food, film and this monument to modern design. Your work will be read and reviewed by a collection of THE VERY TOP INDUSTRY DECISION-MAKERS (list includes Presidents of major Prod. Co.s, top Agents, Directors of Development, producers, execs, financiers and more), you will be COACHED on pitching and on taking meetings, then driven around to your HIGH-LEVEL INDUSTRY MEETINGS. Additionally, enjoy our “mentorship program”, 1-on-1’ conversations with some of the industry’s leading decision-makers and artists, like the President of Worldwide Distribution and Marketing for SONY PICTURES...huge! And finally, to facilitate your highest level of creativity, NexTv and Herman Miller (the pioneer in high-end ergonomic comfort and design) have teamed to bring you the ULTIMATE WRITERS WORKSPACE, which includes their high-end writers chair and writing desk (each over $1,500). NOTE: LAST YEAR’S WINNER, BRIAN DURKIN, has been SIGNED by a top-tier AGENT (off of our panel), and we've brought him in to HBO, SHOWTIME, FOX, AMC’S BREAKING BAD, SCOTT FREE, YARI FILM GROUP and more. 2010 winner, Rob Hill has, seen the pilot based on his winning Pitch financed (by one of our sponsors), wrapped principal photography (Michigan and The Philippines) and is currently completing post-production. YOU COULD BE NEXT! *Airfare is from US Cities only. For more details, please go to: http://www.mynextv.com or email: info@nextventertainment.com
Sponsor:NEXTV & Herman Miller
Value of Goods/Services: 10,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
We recommend that you include 3 basic elements, though we leave it up to you, ultimately, to decide the most effective way to present your great tv idea.

1. LOGLINE/OVERALL DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOW – Succinctly tell us what the show is about (both externally and thematically); what is this “world” we’ll be entering? Is there any general background info that you feel is relevant? Are there existing shows that you can reference to help clarify what you are ‘selling’.
2. SERIES REGULARS – Give us 4 or 5 of the characters that we’ll be seeing every week. Include a brief description of them and how they relate to each other and the world of the show.
3. FORMAT OF THE SHOW – What does a typical episode look like? – you can use other shows as comparisons, you can walk us through the structure of a show or you can be much more general and simply let us know things like, is it episodic (like LAW AND ORDER) or a single, serialized story like “24”? You may want to include some possible season-long arcs, but there is no need to overload us with information.

If you feel that you have a better format for letting a potential buyer know what the show you are selling is, we welcome your creativity.


Note: for writers who would like professional guidance as they prep their work for today’s competitive marketplace, we offer several forms of SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT from professionals who have developed scripts that have gone on to sell to HBO, FX, PARAMOUNT, COUMBIA, FOX SEARCHLIGHT, CBS as well as winner of the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES, NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP.

For more info contact: rbecker@nextventertainment.com