|Sony Pictures Television International, Twentieth Television/FOXLAB, Inc. and King World Productions, Among Others, Round out the Roster at Second Annual Event|
|Wednesday, 07 July 2004 15:56|
Sony Pictures Television International, Twentieth Television/FOXLAB, Inc. and King World Productions, Among Others, Round out the Roster at Second Annual Event
LOS ANGELES, July 07, 2004 -
LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2004 -- The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has announced the major television producers and cable channels who will be accepting program pitches during its second annual "Television Producers' Boot Camp -- Workshops & Pitch Pit," which will be held Thursday, July 29th and Friday, July 30th at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood.
Companies participating in the event's four-hour "Pitch Pit" block, dedicated to one-on-one meetings between independent producers and program development executives, include Akimbo; Bridge Arts Media; City Lights TV; Disney; Fun Little Movies; Global Media Television; Grosso Jacobson Communications Corporation; Herzog Productions; Kaplan, Stahler, Gumer and Braun Agency; King World Productions; Monet Entertainment Group; Noble House Entertainment; Rive Gauche International TV; Si TV; SOAPnet/ABC Cable Networks; Sony Pictures Television International; and Twentieth Television/FOXLAB, Inc.
"I'm thrilled with the companies and executives we've compiled for this year's 'Pitch Pit'," said NATPE President and CEO Rick Feldman. "Their variety of interests helps to ensure that Boot Camp participants can find the proper outlet for their particular pitch."
NATPE's "Boot Camp" is a two-day event of workshops and panels detailing the television development and production process, providing attendees with a unique view into industry trends. In addition to "Pitch Pit," other panels include "Pitched by an Angel," which will focus on developing a dynamite pitch; "Niche Your Pitch," a lesson in researching the outlets most likely to be interested in your pitch; "Not Your Average Joe," a soup-to-nuts case study on the afore-mentioned program; "Have Your People Call My People," a Q&A explaining the function of various roles within the television industry; "Geeks Unleashed." a panel to demystify the jargon and translate the buzz words used by today's tech savvy individuals; "You CanÂ¹t Do That On Television!," panelists discuss creativity, good taste and standards and practices; and "Think Outside the Shoestring," learn how to make your mark outside of traditional avenues.
The two-day event will kick-off with a State of the Industry Address by Sean Perry, Head of Alternative Programming, Endeavor Talent Agency. Friday, participants will have their pre-pitch jitters eased by writer/producer/director/stand-up comic, Andy Fickman.
Tickets to "Television Producers' Boot Camp -- Workshops & Pitch Pit" are available to NATPE members for $450 each; cost to non-members is $700 per person. Attendance to the two-day event also will include breakfast and a luncheon, as well as a networking cocktail reception concluding Thursday's programming.
Conference sponsors include "The Hollywood Reporter," inphoMatch, Inc., Lord Bissell & Brook; Art and Entertainment Law Group of LeBlanc & Associates; "Variety," SOAPnet, VITAC and the West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau.
NATPE is a global, non-profit television alliance committed to assisting its membership in the creation and development of all forms of television programming across all distribution platforms -- from broadcast and broadband to interactive and international. Through innovative initiatives, events and networking strategies held throughout the year, NATPE generates and cultivates marketplace opportunities for the buying, selling and exchange of content and ideas. For more information on NATPE, please visit www.natpe.org.