NexTv Writing & Pitch Competition

5 Annual March 01, 2015 to March 28, 2015

 
Category

PITCH (Video)

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
October 3, 2014
Regular Discounted
Pitch Videos 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
October 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Pitch Videos 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
December 5, 2014
Regular Discounted
Pitch Videos 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 9, 2015
Regular Discounted
Pitch Videos 50.00 45.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 28, 2015

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
  CD-ROM
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

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.
1. JUST FOR ENTERING: ALL SUBMITTERS WIN CAREER-CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES! All submitters receive 2 VIP Tickets to NexTV’s INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: live Networking and Career Break-through Event in Los Angeles (value: $798). All submitters also get HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL (Training Call w Live Q&A). 2. QUARTER-FINALISTS: QUARTER-FINALISTS will also be part of 3 ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS professional Q&A telecalls with Industry Elite (CAA, HBO and more). 3. SEMI-FINALISTS: SEMI-FINALISTS will also receive a 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’ … 4. FINALISTS: FINALISTS also receive a 1 year subscription to ‘Access-the-Insiders’ professional Q&A series (monthly Q&As with industry elite), plus a 1-on-1 CAREER CONSULTATION w/ Randy Becker). 5. GRAND PRIZE: Read to the end...there's alot here! 2 VIP Tickets to NexTV’s INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: live Networking and Career Break-through 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: 5 week ‘Create-your-own-Sizzle-Reel’ Intensive with Matt Draper (value: $2,000), 1-on-1 with Film Financier, 1-on-1 with top Lit Agent (Joel Millner), Multi-Media Presentation/Reading of your Script/Project, 1 yr. ‘IDEA TO MARKET MASTERMIND INTENSIVE (value: $12,000), WINNERS PANEL to review your work…includes agents from ICM, Gersh, Producers from HBO, Fox, etc….NOTE: Last year's winner has been offered a deal THAT WE FOUND to purchase his winning screenplay (for production at $8-$10million). 2012 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 and is currently working with KCET to prep it for the air. 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