ELEVEN has paired with the Screen Producer’s conference to find “the next big thing.”
An initiative known as “ELEVEN out of TEN” is calling for entries for a new television series or special aimed at youth, with a view to being part of the new digital channel.
The pitch contest is open to anyone living in Australia “who thinks they know what it takes to excite an audience. Network TEN is seeking proposals for either a television series or special. It can be anything from comedy, to observational documentary, light entertainment or drama, as long as it holds a strong appeal for a youthful audience.”
Five finalists will be selected to pitch their concept to a panel of judges during the SPAA Conference in Sydney in mid-November. Each will receive a full 3-day registration at the 2010 SPAA Conference with travel and accommodation to be provided by TEN.
David Mott, TEN’s chief programming officer said, “Young producers, fresh new ideas and a unique voice are things ELEVEN will celebrate and this development grant is the perfect way for us to kick start what we think will be a long and successful project for our premium new channel.”
The pitch must include a performance component such as “videos, performances, PowerPoint and interpretative dance!”
Applications close 5pm Friday 15 October 2010.
Guidelines and application forms are available at spaa.org.au/conference