BRINGING DIVERSE VOICES INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AND CULTIVATING NEW YORK STATE’S HOMEGROWN TALENT
NOVEMBER 16, 2019 – 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 16th, a select group of students will be invited to a day-long event to practice pitching 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 16th 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 practice pitch their content ideas to the studios and networks.
This opportunity is open to undergrad 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 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022). 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 midnight on Wednesday, October 3rd.
Travel stipends are available to help participants cover the cost of travel and lodging.
TIME AND PLACE
Friday, November 16th – Pitch NY, 8:30 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.