SeriesFest’s Pitch-A-Thon is on the road to Toronto! The program provides independent content creators with an opportunity to participate in an exclusive live pitch session with top television, new media, and digital executives in hopes of moving their unproduced projects forward and winning a cash prize of $2,500!
In partnership with Royal Bank of Canada, the live event will be held in Toronto during TIFF at a TBD date between September 9-12 and chosen participants will be provided two nights of hotel accommodation and airfare (up to $400).
HOW IT WORKS
Writers submit their unproduced episodic projects to participate in this unique opportunity and 5-6 writers are selected to pitch their new series ideas to a panel of industry experts in front of a live audience. Once selected to pitch, writers receive coaching from Working Artist Group to refine their pitch (virtually prior to the event and at an in-person workshop on the day of the event). All writers will get to watch the pitches and feedback live, providing an exciting educational opportunity for everyone.
The winning pitch, chosen by the panel of experts, will receive:
- $2,500 cash prize!
- Badge to SeriesFest: Season 9
- One-on-one mentorship meeting with an industry professional to further project development
Submissions for Pitch-A-Thon Roadshow: Toronto open June 1, 2022. Please carefully review the deadlines, material requirements and guidelines listed below and on our FilmFreeway page. Fill out your applications and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Must be available to appear in-person in Toronto for the event.
- Two nights hotel accommodation and airfare (up to $400) will be provided for final selections.
**Please note: Given the ever-changing COVID landscape, the event may change to a virtual live-stream if participant and audience safety is of concern.
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Key Dates and Fees
Jul 27, 2022
Projects must meet the following requirements: The project must be an episodic pilot (no feature films!) Must be available to appear in-person in Toronto for the event. Exact date and time is TBD, but will be between September 9-12, 2022. Two nights hotel accommodation and airfare (up to $400) will be provided for final selections. **Please note: Given the ever-changing COVID landscape, the event may change to a virtual live-stream if participant and audience safety is of concern.
3-5 minute video submission of creator(s) pitching their project
Series Format Deck
Must also include a Series Format Deck to be uploaded to the application page under “Files & Attachments”. The Series Format Deck is a 2-15 page document that includes a logline, series regular and recurring character descriptions, and Season One story arch or future episode descriptions.
Drama or Comedy Pilot Script
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