Under 10 Pages - $30 Pitch Videos - $35
10 - 80 Pages - $40
Over 80 Pages - $45
Under 10 Pages - $35 Pitch Videos - $40
10 - 80 Pages - $45
Over 80 Pages - $50
Under 10 Pages - $40 Pitch Videos - $45
10 - 80 Pages - $50
Over 80 Pages - $55
Submissions will be broken up into the following categories:
Source Material - Graphic Novels, Plays, Short Stories, Articles, Books, etc…
TV Ideas -WRITTEN Pitches / Concept Summaries
TV Ideas – Pitch VIDEOS, Sizzle Reels, Trailers, Teasers, etc…
We are looking for the entertainment industry’s most exciting new voices. Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria: a) Is this a sample of great writing AND b) does this have value in today’s actual marketplace?
Below are some useful guidelines for submitting TV IDEAS:
PITCH VIDEOS – Sizzle Reels, Trailers, Teasers, Pilot Presentations
These are usually most effective at 2-5 minutes in length.
WRITTEN PITCH/ CONCEPT SUMMARY
We recommend that you include 3 basic elements, though we leave it up to you, ultimately, to decide the most effective way to present your great tv idea.
LOGLINE/OVERALL DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOW – Succinctly tell us what the show is about (both externally and thematically); what is this “world” we’ll be entering? Is there any general background info that you feel is relevant? Are there existing shows that you can reference to help clarify what you are ‘selling’.
SERIES REGULARS – Give us 4 or 5 of the characters that we’ll be seeing every week. Include a brief description of them and how they relate to each other and the world of the show.
FORMAT OF THE SHOW – What does a typical episode look like? – you can use other shows as comparisons, you can walk us through the structure of a show or you can be much more general and simply let us know things like, is it episodic (like LAW AND ORDER) or a single, serialized story like “24”? You may want to include some possible season-long arcs, but there is no need to overload us with information.
FOR ALL SUBMITTERS
Note: If you feel that you have a better format for letting a potential buyer know what the show you are selling is, we welcome your creativity.
Note: We prefer written material to be submitted as a WORD or PDF document.
ALL GENRES ACCEPTED
Students are welcome.
All submitted material must be the original work of the author(s).
All submitted material must be in English.
We accept material from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
If Video submission is NOT in English, we require subtitles or dubbing.
Please submit one copy only. Do not send originals. Material will not be returned under any circumstances.
Pages must be numbered.
Any submitted scripts must be in industry standard format. (If sending in a hard copy, pages must be bound with two to three brads. If unable to find brads to fasten script together, a method of comparable durability must be used to bind script pages together).
The Writer’s name(s) should appear on the title page ONLY; not on any other page of the script.
No other information outside of name, title of work and WGA registration (if applicable) should appear on the title page. If it is based on a true story or another work, it should be noted on the title page (and appropriate rights must be attained by writer, if necessary).
We recognize that television ‘source material’ can come in a wide variety of written formats, so the only limitation is that Feature Screenplays are between 90 and 150 pages in length.
Multiple Writers/Creators are allowed, but, if the project wins an award, that award will be divided among the writers, by the writers.
Multiple entries from the same Writer/Creator are accepted, but each must have its own Entry Form & Fee.
Do not include any additional materials with your submissions such as publicity or press kits, etc... we will NOT return any material.
No substitutions or updated/re-edited versions of the project will be accepted without officially “re-submitting’ the project.
Entry Fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for any reason.
Contest applicants must accept without reservations the decisions rendered by the competition.
Entry must be accompanied by the following:
Completed ENTRY FORM
The appropriate ENTRY FEE (checks made payable to: “NexTv Entertainment”)
If you become a Finalist, you will be contacted to provide a close-up photo. These may be displayed with your project title on our site and on all press materials and releases.