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Pitch Program Deadlines Extended

May 9, 2013

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The deadline for From Set to Screen: The TV Comedy Search and Pitch ‘Til Your Sides Split: Web Series Pitch Program has been extended to Friday, May 17th at 12 midnight.

 

Both programs are open to applicants worldwide with members of the selected teams receiving INDUSTRY passes to the Just For Laughs Comedy Conference and Festival.

Submissions can be upload to the ComedyPro website. Visit the Pitch your Project page and follow the instructions outlined there.

TV Comedy Search:
Five (5) finalists will be selected to pitch live during ‘From Set to Screen’ before a panel of comedy experts. One winner will be selected for exclusive showcase opportunities and participation at the 2013 New York Television Festival in October. Submissions should be based on or inspired by stories, sketches or characters developed by stand-up comics and their writing partners, improv groups, sketch comedy teams and TV comedy writers working with performance-based formats. Single-camera or multi-camera concepts are welcome as well as animated, game shows, and non-scripted formats.

Web Series Pitch:
A maximum of three (3) projects will be selected. Accepted applicants will be given five (5) minutes to present their work in an open-forum pitch session to a panel of industry experts. The winner will receive the opportunity to become an official YouTube Partner and to have their content highlighted across the YouTube site. Open to writers, producers, comics and web series creators. Click on the link for complete submission and regulation details. A non-refundable fee of $40.00 CAD must be included with each web series pitch submission (sorry, credit card payment only). If your project is not selected, you can apply the fee to a discounted JFL Comedy Conference pass (wow!).

From Set to Screen: The TV Comedy Search and Pitch ‘Til Your Sides Split: Web Series Pitch Program take place on Saturday, July 27, 2013 during the Just for Laughs ComedyPro conference.

Good luck! And make it funny!