Pitching Across the Pond
Submission Guidelines and Application Form
Film London, the Miami Media & Film Market (MMFM) and FilMiami will collaborate on a very special “TV Drama Pitch Session” hosted by MMFM 2018.
10 to 15 Producers will be pre-selected by MMFM and FilMiami to Participate in One on One Pitch Meetings with Film London Executives during MMFM 2018.
*Note, Finalists selected must be available to attend the entire UK trip hosted by Film London. Should they not, MMFM and FilmMiami can replace producer with any of the “runner ups” at their sole discretion.
Competition Guidelines and Requirements
Required Application Package Materials:
Main Producer Contact Info;
200 Words or less on how producers would benefit from the experience;
Production details including Project / Working Title, Synopsis, Key Bios, Casting; Ideas, Financing Plan, reel links, mood boards);
Projects must be Scripted Dramatic Series (No feature films, comedies, Docuseries, Reality Shows);
Dramatic limited /Mini-Series, and Telenovela Projects May be Considered;
Series Do Not have to be English language to be considered;
Projects should contain some type of London / Miami elements (production, post, co-production).
Originality and Permissions; INDEMNITY
Projects must be the original work of the applicant(s)/producers. If based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation or rights agreements to MMFM Neither MMFM nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.
BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE APPLICANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE FESTIVAL, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
If a submission involves two or more producers as applicants, the award will be for one team member only as selected by the Film London Executives.
Once an entry payment has been received we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed by an entrant for any reason, the entrant may be subject to any transaction fees or similar amounts incurred by MMFM in connection with the dispute.
We strongly suggest that applicants copyright their materials with the U.S. Copyright Office (www.copyright.gov) and/or register their screenplay/teleplay with the Writers Guild of America, East (www.wgaeast.org/script_registration) or Writers Guild of America, West (www.wga.org/registration/index.html). Please consult an attorney regarding any questions about these.
Selected Scripts and Winners
MMFM has no obligation to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of readers or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted material; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.
Except as explicitly stated, no representations or guarantees are made regarding the feedback or comments provided, or the quality thereof. The opinions of the readers are their own and do not reflect the opinions of MMFM. MMFM explicitly disclaims any liability or responsibility for any comments, notes, or opinions expressed about a submission, whether by MMFM or by its readers, judges, and sponsors.
Winners will be announced at the MMFM Reception on June 6th at 6pm at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida
Formal Presentation will be made at the Gala on June 7th 2018 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida
The judges’ decision is final.
RETURNS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Submission materials will not be returned under any circumstances.
Online submissions will receive a confirmation email.
Semi finalists will be contacted by phone around this time.
Submissions must be in PDF.
Only the TITLE of the should appear on the front cover page. The ’s name, contact information, or any other information that may reveal the identity of the writer(s) must not appear anywhere in the script in order to preserve anonymity in the judging process.
TURNS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Selection Process / Key Dates:
Week of March 12, 2018: Official call for entries along with guidelines, application instructions and key dates.
April 23, 2018: Application Deadline
May 14, 2018: MMFM and FilMiami will announce the 10 to 15 finalists (Producers will then have 14 days to confirm attendance at MMFM. If they cannot attend, MMFM can replace producer with another candidate prior to MMFM.
June 5th, 2018: Finalists to present their projects in one-on-one meetings during MMFM with Film London.
June 6th: Winning Producers Announced by Film London Chief Executive Adrian Wootton during MMFM reception / awards ceremony.
November 26th to 30th: Winning Producers attend Content London as Guests of Film London.
Film London/MMFM/Filmiami Application Form
All Applications Need to Contain the Following Information to be Eligible for Consideration/Evaluation
Add Additional Sheets and Label Accordingly.
Main Contact Information: _____________________________________________
Description on How You (the Producer) will Benefit from this Experience: ____________________________________________________________________
Production Details (Add Additional Sheets When Necessary)
Key Bios (Attach)
Financing Plans, Reel links, Mood Boards (Any Additional Information Which May Be of Assistance in The Evaluation Process):
Please Describe London/Miami Elements:
Early Bird Payment of $100.00 per Project for Processing until March 30, 2018. Projects received after March 30, 2018 will have a $150.00 payment.
Please Check One: Early Bird _________________ Other ____________________
This is an exclusive five star trip in both service and content and is based on past experiences with producers all of which have returned with new business, new information and or new partners.
Please Submit Your Application Package Via Email to:
1401 W. Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33135
If sent by mail please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgement of the receipt of your entry.
If paid by check please make out to CAMACOL, Re: MMFM Competition
Check/Money Order (US money orders only) ______________
Visa/MC American Express Discover Credit Card Number:_____________________________
Exp Date:_______ Billing Zip: ___________
Name as it appears on card:_____________________________________________
Bounced Check Policy: If we receive a returned check from our bank for a payment you made, you will be invoiced for the original amount of the check plus a $25 bank fee. The payment of the invoiced amount will be due within 30 days of invoice date. We will not re-submit the original check, nor will we accept another check for the re-payment. Competition Certification
• I/We have read all of the rules & regulations, understand, and have complied with these rules.
• I/We warrant the submission of my/our original work and that there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission.
• I/We also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead. I/We indemnify Film London, MMFM, Filmiami Against any claim made for such violations of law. • To the best of my/our knowledge, all the statements herein are true and correct.
• I/We acknowledge that once an entry payment has been processed, MMFM will not provide a refund • I/We understand that failure to adhere to the competition rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.
• I/We agree to hold the Film London, MMFM, Filmiami harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any screenplay/teleplay/film submitted to the AFF or on any screenplay/teleplay/film developed out of such submission.
Signature(s):______________________________________________Date:_________ No revisions will be accepted once entry has been received.