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PitchNY

BRINGING DIVERSE VOICES INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AND CULTIVATING NEW YORK STATE’S HOMEGROWN TALENT

BRINGING DIVERSE VOICES INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AND CULTIVATING NEW YORK STATE’S HOMEGROWN TALENT

NOVEMBER 29TH, 2016
30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA


APPLY FOR PITCH NY!

  • Are you a New York based film or television student or recent grad?
  • Do you have ideas for content with diverse themes or characters?
  • On November 29th, a select group of students will be invited to a day-long to pitch their ideas to studio and network representatives and learn about the industry.

NEW YORK FILM/TELEVISION STUDENTS

Pitch NY is a one-day workshop in New York City on November 29th where New York-based students and content creators will come together with entertainment industry representatives for a day of knowledge sharing and project pitching. 

 The first half of the day will consist of moderated panel discussions. Panels will cover topics like bringing diverse themes and characters into stories, what makes a good pitch, emerging platforms, or programming trends. The second half of the day will be a speed-dating-style pitching session where participants will rotate tables and pitch their content ideas to the studios and networks.

 TO APPLY

This opportunity is open to students from any background who are currently enrolled at New York schools, or alumni who graduated from New York schools in the last two years (classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016). Project ideas must contain diverse characters, perspectives, or themes. Diverse content may include themes of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and more.

 To apply, students must fill out this online application.

The deadline is 5pm on Friday, November 11th.

Applicants will receive a decision by Monday, November 14th.

Travel stipends are available to help participants cover the cost of travel and lodging.


TIME AND PLACE

Monday, November 28th – Evening Welcome Reception, TBD

Tuesday, November 29th – Pitch NY, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at 30 Rockefeller Plaza

 For more information, download the FAQs or email Emily@WardCircleStrategies.com

The event is organized by the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and hosted by NBCUniversal with Governor Cuomo’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development.

 

A big thank you to all our sponsors for supporting NHFA