Monday, April 20, 2009


“New Hollywood Competition Looks To Online Users and Indie Filmmakers For Network Television Content”

“New Competition from NexTv Entertainment is looking for smart online content, short films, student films, and documentaries to be reviewed by unprecedented panel of Industry judges.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-April 16, 2009-Hollywood, Ca

NexTv Web Series & Short Film Competition is the first definitive competition of its kind, going worldwide in its search for cutting-edge content that can be transformed into tomorrow’s television, both scripted and unscripted. Reflecting the reality of today’s television marketplace, NexTv recognizes that filmmaker-generated content is the key to finding the next breakout show, whether it’s Comedy, Reality, Drama, Documentary, Sci-Fi or anything in between.
In this competition, web series, short films, documentaries and trailers will be judged as much for the viability of the idea as for the overall quality of the production.

NexTv Web Series & Short Film Competition announces its 2009 LINE-UP OF JUDGES who will choose the GRAND PRIZE WINNER. Heather Courtney (Head of TV for Overbrook, WILL SMITH’S Prod. Co), Andrew Steele (Head of WILL FERRELL’S website, FunnyOrDie - SNL writer), Leonard Torgan (Producer – HBO’s IN TREATMENT), Randy Cordray (Producer, THE OFFICE), Dan Bree (Producer, HISTORY CHANNEL, NAT’L GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL), Josie Freedman (premiere Film Agent at ICM), Leila Feinstein (Lead Anchor, KTLA Evening News), David Chalian (The Political Director of ABC News), Jerry Sandoval (Cube Vision – Ice Cube’s production company), Elizabeth Baruglio (Original Films – I AM LEGEND, SUPERMAN RETRNS), Victoria Burrows (Burrows/Boland Casting–LORD OF THE RINGS), Scot Boland (Burrows/Boland Casting– DEATH RACE, POLAR EXPRESS), Jim Hart (Writer – CONTACT, HOOK, DRACULA, SAHARA, LAST MIMZY), Tom Collier (Attorney with Bloom, Hergott... - rep BRAD PITT, RON HOWARD), Justin Kirk – (ACTOR, Series Regular on hit Showtime series, WEEDS), Joel Milner (Lit Agent and owner of Larchmont Literary Agency), Rich Guay (Producer– SHUTTER, KINSEY), Christine Buckley (Lakeshore Ent – MILLION DOLLAR BABY, UNDERWORLD).

The demand for more sophisticated shows from network television is increasing, while the willingness of the networks to risk big sums of money developing their own pilots has fallen through the floor. That’s why they are looking for fresh ideas online. “With web series and ‘home-made’ videos popping up in every corner of cyberspace, the internet is emerging as the 21st century way for mainstream television networks to find highly developed, proven content (and talent) for the next season and the next generation of television. “ –Randy Becker (Founder of NexTv Entertainment).

The early deadline May 15 application deadline for entries is quickly approaching and filmmakers and applicants are encouraged to sign-up now.
The grand prize winner, as well as the best-in category winners will be announced in a press release that will be delivered to the personal email boxes of over 100 of the top executives in Hollywood. This includes executives from: The top agencies/agents (CAA, ICM, GERSH, etc…), ALL the ‘major’ Studios & Networks (DISNEY to PARAMOUNT, NBC to FOX, etc…), The ‘mini-major’ studios (LIONSGATE, etc…), Top Production Companies (JJ Abrams’ BAD ROBOT, Bruckheimer TV, etc…). Television Creators, Casting Directors, Writers, Directors, and many more will be contacted on your behalf.

The NEXTV INDIE FILM GRANT will be given to the grand prize winner. This grant includes $1,000 in cash, along with equipment, essential computer software for filmmakers, and goods & services to help execute winner’s next project. Sponsorship deals have not yet been announced, so check the website for specifics.

Contact information and to download application:
NexTv Entertainment
PO Box 5072
Culver City, CA 90231

1 comment:

Abby said...

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