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05-Mar-2015 10:46am PDT  

 

The AGENT Challenge: NexTV's Director & Actor Talent Search

4 Annual August 01, 2014 to August 01, 2014

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International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
P.O. Box 748
Hermosa Beach CA 90254
USA
Phone: 213-810-6680
rbecker@nextventertainment.com
http://www.mynextv.com/talent

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DIRECTOR (Fiction)
This insider's competition was created to bring Industry Leaders to YOU.

Judges include AGENTS from ICM, Gersh, Talent Works, AKA, Larchmont Lit, Alexander Creatives, Rebel Talent, Momentum & more. Also Producers, Execs and Casting Directors (for PETER JACKSON, ROBERT ZEMECKIS, STEVEN SPIELBERG...)

If you are a director who wants access to the people that matter, submit your Demo Reel, Short, Web Series, Pilot, Isolated scene(s), commercial or anything that shows off your great potential.
DIRECTOR (Non-Fiction)
This insider's competition was created to bring Industry Leaders to YOU.

Judges include AGENTS from ICM, Gersh, Talent Works, AKA, Larchmont Lit, Alexander Creatives, Rebel Talent, Momentum & more. Also Producers, Execs and Casting Directors (for PETER JACKSON, ROBERT ZEMECKIS, STEVEN SPIELBERG...)

If you are a director who wants access to the people that matter, submit your Doc, Reality show, Demo Reel, Short, Web Series, Pilot, Isolated scene(s), commercial or anything that shows off your great potential as a non-fiction director.
Actor (18 & Older)
This insider's competition was created to bring Industry Leaders to YOU.

Judges include AGENTS from ICM, Gersh, Talent Works, AKA, Larchmont Lit, Alexander Creatives, Rebel Talent, Momentum & more. Also Producers, Execs and Casting Directors (for PETER JACKSON, ROBERT ZEMECKIS, STEVEN SPIELBERG...)

If you are an actor who wants access to the people that matter, submit your Demo Reel, Short, Web Series, Pilot, Isolated scene(s), commercial or "put yourself on tape" for the competition.
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Be sure that the focus of the scene is on YOU, and clarify which role you play in it.
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Acting Finalists will be asked to put themselves on tape with SIDES that we will provide
Actor (17 & Younger)
This insider's competition was created to bring Industry Leaders to YOU.

Judges include AGENTS from ICM, Gersh, Talent Works, AKA, Larchmont Lit, Alexander Creatives, Rebel Talent, Momentum & more. Also Producers, Execs and Casting Directors (for PETER JACKSON, ROBERT ZEMECKIS, STEVEN SPIELBERG...)

If you are an actor who wants access to the people that matter, submit your Demo Reel, Short, Web Series, Pilot, Isolated scene(s), commercial or "put yourself on tape" for the competition.
***
Be sure that the focus of the scene is on YOU, and clarify which role you play in it.
****
Acting Finalists will be asked to put themselves on tape with SIDES that we will provide.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
This is Hollywood's insider's Talent Search where the industry's top Agents, Producers, Execs & Casting Directors help us find tomorrow's most relevant Directors & Actors.

Our mission: to connect YOU to top industry DECISION-MAKERS.

Judges include Top Agents from ICM, Gersh, Talent Works, AKA, Rebel Talent, The Arch Talent Group, Larchmont Lit, and more). Also Produces, Execs and Casting Directors (for Peter Jackson, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg and more….).

We feed directly into the big leagues...Are you ready?


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Having trouble getting in front of top AGENTS, PRODUCERS, EXECUTIVES & CASTING DIRECTORS?

Do you see others breaking through and BUILDING THE CAREER THAT YOU DESERVE?

WE GET IT….and have created this competition TO BRING INDUSTRY LEADERS TO YOU.

We’ve stacked our judging panel with top AGENTS (from ICM, Gersh, Talent Works, AKA, Rebel Talent, The Arch Talent Group, Larchmont Lit, and more), as well as Managers, Producers, Execs and Casting directors (for Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis), to help us in our talent search…giving YOU the chance for EXPOSURE at an incredibly high level.

Whether you are a highly developed artist in the industry, or have raw talent and untapped potential…by submitting your work, you are taking a significant step towards accessing the very top circles of the entertainment industry.

Past submitters have been hired to direct (and to act in) Television and Film (indie and studio) and have sold their material to HBO, FOX, NAT GEO, MARVEL, SYFY, BET and more…

For a FREE COPY of THE PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK (A guide with Checklists, Contracts...and how to SELL your work) or THE ACTOR'S HANDBOOK (8 Weeks to Taking Control over Your Career) simply email rbecker@nextventertainment.com

ORGANIZERS
randy becker (Director) ; randy becker (Producer)

GENERAL RULES
*HOW DOES IT WORK?*

SUBMIT YOUR WORK
We accept LINKS, EMAILS (info@nextventertainment.com), Hard Copies (address to follow) or upload directly to our site (www.nextventertainment.com/talent)

• Any material that shows us your skill as an actor or director.
• Reels – Shorts – Webisodes – Monologues, Scenes from Film, TV, Web – Spec Commercials – Pilots – Music Video…or ‘Put yourself on Tape’.

FINALISTS
Finalists will be selected for overall quality of work, in addition to viability in today's marketplace.
Note: 3 additional finalists will be chosen by viewers in the optional monthly "SHORTCUT TO THE FINALS" viewer's choice 'mini-competitions' (see DEADLINES/RULES page).

Finalists will have their work presented to our Top Tier PANEL of Agents and Industry Leaders; an opportunity for incredible exposure and high-level access!

• Josie Freedman (AGENT, ICM)
• Mira Yong (AGENT, Gersh Agency)
• Gregg Klein (AGENT, AKA Talent Agency)
• Matt Jackson (AGENT, Rebel Talent Agency)
• Peter Gallagher (AGENT, The Arch Talent Group)
• Jackie Lewis (AGENT, LB Talent Agency)
• Jason Hyman (AGENT, Talent Works)
• Sara Alexander (AGENT, Alexander Creatives)
• Joel Milner (AGENT, Larchmont Literary Agency)
• Luke McFarland (MANAGER, Brilliant Talent Management)
• Billy Miller (MANAGER, Billy Miller Management)
• Lisa Blumenthal (MANAGER, Momentum Talent Management)
• Tineka Becker (CASTING DIRECTOR, PARAMOUNT PICTURES)
• Victoria Burrows (CASTING DIRECTOR, FLIGHT, THE HOBBIT, LORD OF THE RINGS)
• Scot Boland (CASTING DIRECTOR, Jim Carrey's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TIN TIN)
• Sari Knight (CASTING DIRECTOR, EVIL DEAD, SOMETHING BORROWED)
Note: This list will expand throughout the call-for-entries period, so check back for updates.


SUBMISSION FORMATS
* Due to the high volume of worldwide submissions, DVD/VHS materials will NOT be returned, so only send a copy of your work…no returnable material or originals are to be sent.
* Foreign language material will be acceptable only if Subtitled or Dubbed in English.
* For foreign DVDs, you must send playable/formatted for Region Code 1 (North America) or Region 0 (Universal).
* For foreign VHS, only send in NTSC format…PAL will not be accepted.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
This competition is open to any actor or director, worldwide (students, professionals and everything in between). Those under 18 must get signed permission to participate by a parent or legal guardian (see below).

Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the entrant’s names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success that the submitter has in the years to come. Additionally, entering the competition constitutes permission for NexTv to post your submission online in association with the competition.
• Submissions may have a running time of as little as 30 seconds and as long as 120 minutes.
• ALL AGES ARE WELCOME (provided permission is granted by a parent or legal guardian for minors – see below).
• Multiple entries from the same ACTOR or DIRECTOR are accepted but each must have its own Entry Form & Fee.
• Do not include any additional materials with your submissions such as scripts, production photos, publicity, press kits, or any other written materials. They will not be returned

Entry must be accompanied by the following:

1. Completed ENTRY FORM
2. The appropriate entry fee (if paying by check; payable to: “NexTv Entertainment”)
3. Completed project
4. For Minors, the signed “PARENTAL CONSENT FORM” below.

If you become a Finalist, you will be contacted to provide a close-up photo which may be displayed on our sites and on all press materials and releases.

IF PAYING BY CHECK:
Make check, money order or cashier’s check in US funds payable to: ‘NexTv Entertainment’ (please include full company name)
NexTv Entertainment reserves the right to impose a fee of $25 for returned checks.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS OR CHECKS.
Foreign Checks must be drawn from a US Bank in US funds.

Mail to:
NexTv Entertainment,
P.O. Box 748,
 Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Signed PARENTAL CONSENT FORMS may be:
• Mailed to:
NexTv Entertainment
P.O. Box 748
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
or
• Emailed (Scanned) to info@nextventertainment.com
• Minors’ work will only be considered if and when a Signed Parental Consent Form has been received.

*PARENTAL CONSENT FORM*

I, __________________, represent and warrant that I am the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of _________________________, the minor who is submitting his/her work to the NexTv Agent Challenge: Acting & Directing Talent Search. I acknowledge that I have read the Rules and Regulations and any terms and conditions associated with this competition, and am familiar with all of the information contained therein. I am satisfied that this is fair and equitable, and I hereby give my express consent for my child/ward to participate and will not revoke my consent at any time. I hereby fully and unconditionally guarantee the performance of my child’s/ward’s obligations as set forth in the RULES AND REGULATIONS above.

_________________________ ______________________

Parent/Legal Guardian Date

_________________________________

Print Name (Parent/Legal Guardian)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. I have read, understand and agree fully to the official rules of the competition and hereby request that you watch, evaluate and judge said material, of which I have exclusive rights and authority to submit the same upon the terms and conditions stated here within. 2. Furthermore, I indemnify NexTv Entertainment, its affiliates, sponsors and judges of and from any and all claims, loss or liability that may be asserted against you or incurred by you or any associates, at any time in connection with said material. 3. I understand that NexTv Entertainment will not use my material or any part of it, except in connection with the Competition unless NexTv Entertainment: (1) enters into an agreement with me granting rights to the material, or (2) determines in good faith that I do not own or control the material because features or elements were independently developed by someone other than me; are in the public domain or; are not novel or new. 4. I have retained at least two copies of said material, and I hereby release NexTv Entertainment of and from any and all liability for loss of, or damage to, the copy of said material submitted to you hereunder. 5. If more than (1) one party enters into this agreement as submitter, then reference to "I" or "me" throughout this agreement shall apply to each party; jointly and severally. 6. If there are more than one owner of said material, I attest that I have received permission from all other owners to submit this material to the NexTv Agent Challenge: Actors & Directors Talent Search.