WEB SERIES & INDIE FILM COMPETITION

This is not a winner-takes-all competition. EVERYONE WHO ENTERS the 2015 NexTV Web Series & Indie Film Competition will walk away with career-changing prizes.. though our GRAND PRIZE (below) is extraordinary and designed to create real concrete career changes!

Submissions will be broken up into the following categories:

  1. COMEDY – WEB SERIES, SHORTS, PILOTS, TEASERS
  2. DRAMA* – WEB SERIES, SHORTS, PILOTS, TEASERS
  3. COMEDY – FEATURE FILM
  4. DRAMA* – FEATURE FILM
  5. UNSCRIPTED (Docs, Reality, etc…)
  6. ANIMATION

*Drama is a broad category covering everything that is NOT comedy.

FINALISTS


Finalists will be selected for overall quality of work, in addition to the project’s potential for becoming viable television content.

Note: 5 additional finalists will be chosen by viewers (see Rules/Deadlines for “Shortcut to the Finals”).

Finalists will have their work presented to the following PANEL of Industry Leaders:

  • Josie Freedman (Premiere film agent, ICM)
  • Mira Yong (Agent, GERSH TALENT AGENCY)
  • Cameron Eldred (di Bonaventura Pictures, Executive VP)

  • "More Judges TBD"

This Panel of Industry Leaders will choose the WINNERS.

Note: The panel has been selected to reflect the wide-ranging nature of today’s marketplace. This list will expand, so check back for updates.

EXPOSURE


All category winners will be announced in a press release that will be delivered to the personal email boxes of over 100 top executives in Hollywood.  This included executives from:

  • The top agencies/agents (UTA, CAA, GERSH, etc…)
  • ALL the ‘major’ Studios & Networks (DISNEY to PARAMOUNT NBC

to FOX, etc…)

  • The ‘mini-major’ studios (LIONSGATE, etc…)
  • Top Production Companies (Bruckheimer TV, etc…)
  • Also, Television Creators, Casting Directors, Writers, Directors, and many more…

 

JUST FOR ENTERING: 

  • 2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’S INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Los Angeles ($798 value)
  • LIVE Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker – HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL

 

QUARTER-FINALISTS (top 30%):

  • 2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’s INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Lost Angeles ($798 value)
  • Live Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker – HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL
  • 3 ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS PROFESSIONAL Q&A CALLS W/INDUSTRY ELITE (recorded)
    • ‘Pitch like an Agent!’ (w/top Agent)
    • ‘Agencies & Production Companies?’ (former CAA Agent of 16 years, Pres. of Winkler Films)
    • ‘The Mind of a Development Exec’ (10 year HBO/HBO FILMS Dev Exec)

 

SEMI-FINALISTS (TOP 10%):

  • 2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’s INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Lost Angeles ($798 value)
  • Live Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker – HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL
  • 3 ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS PROFESSIONAL Q&A CALLS W/INDUSTRY ELITE (recorded)
    • ‘Pitch like an Agent!’ (w/top Agent)
    • ‘Agencies & Production Companies?’ (former CAA Agent of 16 years, Pres. of Winkler Films)
    • ‘The Mind of a Development Exec’ (10 year HBO/HBO FILMS Dev Exec)
  • 4-Part Winners Series Training Call
    • Development Skills for TODAY’S Marketplace
    • Pitch Perfect
    • Film & TV Finance
    • Turning Competition Success into Career Success

 

FINALISTS (TOP 2%):

  • 2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’s INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Lost Angeles ($798 value)
  • Live Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker – HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL
  • 3 ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS PROFESSIONAL Q&A CALLS W/INDUSTRY ELITE (recorded)
    • ‘Pitch like an Agent!’ (w/top Agent)
    • ‘Agencies & Production Companies?’ (former CAA Agent of 16 years, Pres. of Winkler Films)
    • ‘The Mind of a Development Exec’ (10 year HBO/HBO FILMS Dev Exec)
  • 4-Part Winners Series Training Call
    • Development Skills for TODAY’S Marketplace
    • Pitch Perfect
    • Film & TV Finance
    • Turning Competition Success into Career Success
  • 1 Year Subscription to ‘ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS’ Professional Q&A Teleseries (LIVE) ($599 value)
    • Monthly Q&As with top Showrunners, Producers, Studio & Network Execs, Agents, Seasoned Writers, Entertainment Attorneys and more.
  • PRIVATE STRATEGIC CAREER PLANNING SESSION (Private Coaching Session w/ Randy Becker)

 

GRAND PRIZE:

  • 2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’s INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Lost Angeles ($798 value)
  • Live Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker – HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL
  • 3 ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS PROFESSIONAL Q&A CALLS W/INDUSTRY ELITE (recorded)
    • ‘Pitch like an Agent!’ (w/top Agent)
    • ‘Agencies & Production Companies?’ (former CAA Agent of 16 years, Pres. of Winkler Films)
    • ‘The Mind of a Development Exec’ (10 year HBO/HBO FILMS Dev Exec)
  • 4-Part Winners Series Training Call
    • Development Skills for TODAY’S Marketplace
    • Pitch Perfect
    • Film & TV Finance
    • Turning Competition Success into Career Success
  • 1 Year Subscription to ‘ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS’ Professional Q&A Teleseries (LIVE) ($599 value)
    • Monthly Q&As with top Showrunners, Producers, Studio & Network Execs, Agents, Seasoned Writers, Entertainment Attorneys and more.
  • PRIVATE STRATEGIC CAREER PLANNING SESSION (Private Coaching Session w/ Randy Becker)
  • SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING BOOTCAMP ($2,500 value)
  • MEETING WITH TOP AGENT
  • MEETING WITH FINANCIER
  • ‘IDEA TO MARKET’ MASTERMIND – 1 year intensive ($12,000 value)

 

 


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