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PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA’S “PRODUCERS CHALLENGE” OFFERS EXTRAORDINARY PRIZES AND EXPOSURE TO FILM AND WEBISODE PRODUCERS LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 21, 2009) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) today announced its first ever Producers Challenge contest, giving short film and webisode producers ultimate access to top professionals and the opportunity to win exceptional prizes. Finalists will be screened for attendees of the Guild’s Produced By Conference on June 6 at Sony Pictures Studios. The PGA is now accepting submissions in three specific categories – narrative short films, documentary short films, and webisodes. Producers Challenge registration can be found at www.producedbyconference.com. A jury composed of award-winning producers of film, television and new media will select the finalists and winners, each of whom will be invited to screen his or her work at the Produced By Conference. Prizes will include a mentoring lunch with a mega-producer, such as Gale Anne Hurd (The Incredible Hulk, Terminator), Marshall Herskovitz (Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) or Mark Gordon (2012, Grey’s Anatomy), an all-session access badge to the 2010 Produced By Conference, equipment for future projects and much more! The Produced By Conference, presented by Plymouth Rock Studios, will host more than 50 sessions, offering unprecedented access to Hollywood’s most prestigious producers. Programs are designed for both established and less-experienced producers, and include panels and round table discussions with the producers of Avatar, Gran Torino, Iron Man, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Gladiator, Desperate Housewives, Lost, An Inconvenient Truth, Deadliest Catch and many more. Produced By Conference attendees will view state-of-the-art demonstrations of 3D and motion capture technology, get an up close and personal look at the newest generation of digital cameras, learn how to finance and distribute their films, discover how to perfect their pitches and find out how the best television series are developed, produced and sold. Among its many other benefits, Conference registration additionally allows for reduced entry fees for the Producers Challenge. The Producers Challenge’s mission is to promote the work of emerging storytellers, spotlighting producers who demonstrate outstanding promise in their respective fields. The PGA seeks to deliver exciting new projects to a wider audience and expand the reach of the entertainment community to include the next generation of great producers. Producers Challenge applications, as well as complete rules and pricing can be found at www.producedbyconference.com. Producers Challenge submission packages are as follows: • $50 fee for Produced By Conference attendees • $75 fee for those not attending the Produced By Conference Producers Challenge guidelines: • Narrative and documentary shorts may not be over 40 minutes including all credits. • Webisodes must run one to five minutes each and have a minimum of three submitted. A webisode is a short episode which airs initially as an Internet download or stream as opposed to first airing on broadcast or cable television. • Producers may submit multiple entries. Each entry must be accompanied by its own application and entry fee. • All film submissions must be received on NTSC DVD. • Each entry must be submitted by one of the film's authorized rights-holders. Registration and payment can be made online or by mail. All registrants must send two (2) DVDs of their submission to the following address: The Producers Guild of America c/o Rachel Klein 8530 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 450 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Producers Challenge Short Film and Webisode Contest, Presented by PGA
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) today announced its
The PGA is now accepting submissions in three specific
A jury composed of award-winning producers of film,
Prizes will include a mentoring lunch with a mega-producer,
The Produced By Conference, presented by Plymouth Rock
Produced By Conference attendees will view state-of-the-art
Registration and payment can be made online or by mail. All registrants must send two (2) DVDs of
The Producers Guild of America
c/o Rachel Klein
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