CBC COMEDY ORIGINALS PITCH PROGRAM
At Just for Laughs ComedyPRO
July 24 – 27, 2019
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MONTREAL
CBC Comedy and Just For Laughs have once again teamed up to present the CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program – an open-forum pitch program for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
The CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program offers (5) selected creator and producer teams the opportunity to pitch their original web or TV concepts to a panel of senior development executives and key creatives from CBC Comedy.
To enter, you must submit your project to one or both of the following pitch formats:
- From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More, presented by Project 10 Productions which is intended for long-form single or multi-camera series (half-hour or longer).
- Beyond the Box: Playing It Short, in association with Tubefilter, our short-form format aimed at digital platforms (no greater than 15 minutes).
A total of five (5) projects, drawn from BOTH FORMATS (Beyond The Box and From Set to Screen) will be selected to pitch directly to CBC executives and members of the Canadian creative community!
The winner of the CBC Comedy Originals pitch session will be invited back to the 2020 edition of Just For Laughs ComedyPro. He/she will receive one (1) free trip to the 2020 edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, including one (1) flight, a hotel room for up to three (3) nights, and a festival pass.
The CBC is a longtime partner of Just For Laughs ComedyPro, having discovered both new TV and digital-facing series such as How To Buy A Baby, Newborn Moms, My 90-Year-Old Roommate and the upcoming Diversity League at Stand Up & Pitch.
Please note that while all Canadian submissions will be considered for the CBC Comedy Originals Pitch, inclusion in this program is not obligatory nor will it impact your opportunity to participate in either Beyond the Box: Playing it Short and/or From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019 BY 11:59PM PST.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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