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April 10, 2019
CALL FOR OPEN SUBMISSIONS: “The Pitch Competition” presented by ATX Television Festival
December 5, 2018
ATX Television Festival is now accepting OPEN SUBMISSIONS for “The Pitch Competition,” with prizes provided by Southwest Airlines, The Black List, Sundance Episodic Lab, and Final Draft. The Pitch Competition works with established and accomplished television writers, creators, producers, executives, and agents to give undiscovered writers an opportunity to pitch their idea to studio or network partners, and provide one-of-a-kind access to TV’s top decision-makers, and – hopefully – get their show made!
For the first time ever, this year's competition will also include unprecedented support from long-time festival partner Southwest Airlines, who will provide round-trip air travel and hotel accommodations for the Top 10 Finalists to attend for ATX Festival Season 8 in Austin, where they will pitch their series concept live at the festival to a panel of industry showrunners and executives. Finalists will also receive script-writing software from Final Draft and access to additional opportunities with The Black List and Sundance Episodic Labs.
The writer of the winning pitch will work with a mentor to hone that pitch, and receive an official pitch meeting with an ATX studio/network partner, as well as an additional $500 flight credit from Southwest Airlines to further their creative inspiration.
Long standing past partners of The Pitch Competition have included HBO, FX Networks, Annapurna TV, Amblin TV, FOX, Sony TV Studios, Paramount TV, Kilter Films, Okay Goodnight, Carlton Cuse Productions, Hulu, Hazy Mills Productions, and Bad Robot, among others. Studio/network partners and judges for this year’s competition will be announced in the coming months.
If you are able to share this opportunity with your students, please do! We would love for them to be represented.
Open Submissions close on January 18, 2019.
For Official Rules & Prize Details, please click HERE.
To submit a pitch, please visit atxfestival.com/pitch.
For any questions regarding the competition, please reach out to us at TV@atxfestival.com.