Here's a pitching festival that looks legit. No entrance fee, and you're not actually pitching in front of your competition, just the invited execs. Note: the deadline is June 10. That's Friday!
Theoretically you can register at the site
, but my browser gets an error code when I try. Your mileage may vary.
EIGHT SPOTS TO FILL, FIVE MINUTES TO KILL!
JUST FOR PITCHING!
Hundreds of the most imaginative, young minds in television comedy will be given the chance of a lifetime to premiere their work at an unprecedented entertainment event, where they will pitch their concepts to a carefully selected panel of top-notch television executives from around the world.
Just For Pitching is the brainchild of Just For Laughs, who have created a platform for comedy ideas and proposals to be pitched to a panel of international TV executives. Last year’s panel included executives from CBS, CBC, CTV, NBC, Comedy Central and 20th Century Fox.
Eight will be chosen from hundreds of hopeful young television creators whose ideas will be scrutinized by the expert panel. Participants have a mere five minutes to pitch their concept directly to these television decision-makers in the hopes that they will be one step closer to the road to a development deal.
Entrants must submit a project synopsis no longer than 750 words, by June 10 and are given the option to hand in a clip in various formats. Applications are available on-line at the Just for Laughs homepage at www.hahaha.com.
The Banff Television Festival's Pat Ferns, who launched the public pitching craze in 1985, returns to host this year’s event.
Just for Pitching, the place where television history is made! Live from Festival Headquarters at the Delta Hotel.
Just for Pitching
The Delta Hotel
Date and Time to be announced
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