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24-Apr-2014 2:32pm PDT  

 

NexTv Writing & Pitch Competition

4 Annual: July 28, 2013 to July 28, 2013

  PITCH (Video)

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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
Press Kit
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


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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


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
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

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

For more info contact: rbecker@nextventertainment.com