6th Annual

NexTv Writing & Pitch Competition

July 10, 2017 to July 10, 2017

 
Category

PITCH (Video)

 

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
December 22, 2016
Regular Discounted
Pitch Videos 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
January 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Pitch Videos 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
February 24, 2017
Regular Discounted
Pitch Videos 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Pitch Videos 50.00 45.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 1, 2017

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


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  CD-ROM
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE: NexTv’s “Million Dollar Writer’s” package.
Read to the end...there's alot here! 2 VIP Tickets to NexTV’s SOCIAL IMPACT CONFERENCE (Connect with Industry Leaders to discuss how Art can effect social change. Event in Los Angeles (value: $798). HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL (Training Call w Live Q&A). A 1 year subscription to ‘Access-the-Insiders’ professional Q&A series (monthly Q&As with industry elite - CAA, HBO and more). 4-part Training Series (with live Q&A): 1) ‘DEVELOPING FOR TODAY’S MARKET’, 2) ‘PITCH PERFECT’, 3) ‘FILM & TV FINANCE’, 4) ‘TURNING COMPETITION SUCCESS INTO CAREER SUCCESS’. 1-on-1 CAREER CONSULTATION w/ Randy Becker). IDEA TO MARKET Winner's Package: 1-on-1 with NexTV Mentors (Agents, top producers and execs). 1-on-1 meeting with Lit Manager, Tony Zequeira. WINNERS PANEL to review your work…includes AGENTS/Managers from ICM, ECHO LAKE Ent, Larchmont Lit, PRODUCERS (THE BOURNE IDENTITY, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, RESERVOIR DOGS), TV SHOWRUNNERS (ABC, HISTORY CHNL, DISCOVER…). Personal email to over 1,400 top execs and agents from CAA, ICM, GERSH, SONY, PARAMOUNT, DISNEY, FOX, Indie Financers and more. NOTE: Last year's winner, Darnell Brown, has been signed by ECHO LAKE (A-list Management and Production/Financing Co.) because of winning this competition. We helped the winner before that SELL his winning script to financiers Maison Motion. 2012 WINNER, BRIAN DURKIN, has been SIGNED by a top-tier AGENT (off of our panel) and is now a staff writer for CBS’ MACGYVER. We’ve raised money for our winners’ indie series and helped content sell all around town. THIS IS A COMPETITION TO CONNECT YOUR TO INDUSTRY INSIDERS. YOU COULD BE NEXT!
Sponsor:NEXTV
Value of Goods/Services: 10,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

You can submit by sending us a LINK or a hard copy DVD of your Sizzle Reel, Trailer, Teaser, etc...

- LINKS should be included on cover letter or emailed to info@nextventertainment.com (include reference # on subject line).

- DVDs can be mailed to:

NexTv Entertainment
P.O. Box 5072
Culver City, CA 90231

We GREATLY prefer online submissions to hard copy DVDs.

One of the most effective ways to get in the door to pitch your tv series is to have a great video to lead with: a trailer, sizzle reel or teaser that can be used as a tool to help pitch a television series. Feature film trailers work if you can imagine adapting the concept for television. We recommend keeping the between 2-5 minutes, but that is up to you.

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, COLUMBIA, FOX SEARCHLIGHT, CBS as well as winner of the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES, NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP.

For more info contact: info@nextventertainment.com