Wednesday, June 06, 2007

25 Words Or Less Part 2

Something to get your teeth into kiddies.

Ever get that feeling that the plot of the latest blockbuster or TV drama is pretty lame?

Can you do better? Now’s your chance to prove it!!!!

Fever Pitch
4 Talent

You may have a great idea for a film, but have you got what it takes to convince a panel of tough industry professionals that your idea is the best, in only 5 minutes.

The Screenwriters' Festival '07 in association with 4Talent want to give YOU the opportunity to pitch your amazing movie or TV idea to a stellar industry panel.

Several writers from last year’s pitching competition have already gone onto bigger and better things: some have had their ideas optioned or have been commissioned to write an original screenplay.

As Channel 4 and 4Talent are always on the lookout for new and emerging talent, this pitching competition is the perfect opportunity to get noticed. The three winners of FEVERpitch will get the chance to talk to Film4 Executives about their ideas as well as receiving a ticket and free accommodation* to the rest of the Screenwriters’ Festival, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July 2007.

So, if you have a drop-dead gorgeous idea for a feature film or TV drama in any genre, we wanna hear it. Write down your pitch in 25 words, then on a separate page, expand the synopsis to 150 words and email it to us. Out of all the entries we will shortlist ten who will attend the festival on Tuesday 3rd, and have a special coaching session on the Wednesday 4th July before the live pitching session.

  • Send us in your prized pitch.
  • Out of all the entries, ten will be chosen to go forward to the live pitching session on the Rising Talent day, Wednesday 4th July.
  • Prior to the pitching session, Agent Julian Friedmann will hold a private pitching lesson for the ten finalists.
  • The finalists will then pitch to a panel of industry professionals who will give feedback in front of the live festival audience.
  • And here's the twist, the panel won’t be choosing the 3 winners, the audience will…

All shortlisted entrants will be entered into the 4Talent Directory which is the profile section of the website that allows creatives to promote themselves.

Closing Date for entries is Friday 22nd June 2007 at midnight

Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions

  • Pitch MUST be less than 25 words and synopsis up to 150 words.
  • The competition is open to EVERYONE.
  • If you are chosen you must be available to attend the Screenwriters' Festival on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th July 2007.
  • If you are one of the 10 winners you will be invited to stay for the rest of the Professional Festival and will have accommodation provided for the nights of the 4th and 5th July; so plan and book travel to cover that possibility.
  • If you are one of the three winners and have already purchased a two or a four day ticket, they will be reimbursed accordingly minus any paypal fees.
  • If you are one of the three winners and have already booked accommodation they will get reimbursed for the 4th and the 5th July only up to the Travelodge rate of £50 per night as this is where any winner who HAS NOT booked will be accommodated for the nights of the 4th and the 5th July.
  • Closing date for the competition is Friday 22nd June 2007.
  • The 10 winning pitches will be chosen on Monday 25th June and the winners will be informed by Wednesday 27th June.
  • Pitching the idea, and/or winning, does not mean that your idea will get picked up.
  • The Audiences decisions are final and we will not enter into correspondence about their decisions.
  • The Winners meeting with the Film4 Executives does not guarantee any contract or development deal.
  • Food and drink at the Festival is your responsibility.

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