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Paley Center Documentary Pitch Competition

Paley Center Documentary Pitch Competition

The Paley Center for Media has announced a call for entries for its
celebrated
Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop, which will be held at the Paley
Center in
New York on Saturday, November 15, 2014. In this workshop/competition- now
in its
eleventh year – a panel of documentary executives and producers discuss the
process of developing a documentary and will hear and evaluate pitches from
five
pre-selected up-and-coming filmmakers who are hoping to sell either a
nonfiction
concept or a documentary work-in-progress. The winner of the pitch
competition
in November will receive a $5,000 grant to be used towards the completion
of 
their project.

This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers who
will
participate in the workshop in November.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found HERE or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox – the free online
resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivalsHERE

The deadline for entries:

Late Deadline: September 17, 2014 ($35 regular submission fee / $30 for
Withoutabox members submitting through Withoutabox)

Special Extended Deadline: October 1, 2014 ($45 / $35 for Withoutabox
members)

Withoutabox Extended Deadline: October 8, 2014 ($55 / $40 for Withoutabox
members)

Past winners include: “The Age of Love” by Steven Loring, “Eleven” directed by
Laura
Paglin and Kahlil Pedizisai, “The View from Bellas Luces” directed by Christa
Boarini; “Charge” by Mike Plunkett; “From Texas to Tehran” by Till Schauder;
Circo
by Aaron Schock; “The House that Herman Built” by Angad Bhalla; “Whatever it
Takes

by Christopher Wong; and “Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary)” by Anne de Mare and
Kirsten Kelly

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles,
leads
the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of
television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community
and
media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an
international
collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media
community, the
Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society.

The
general
public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore
and
celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the
leaders
who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and
International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting
where
media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving
media
landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley
Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in
the
industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

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