Pitch Up 2008 - Ideas Submission

  • 03 Oct 2008
  • 10 Oct 2008
  • Channel 4

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Do you have an incredible new TV idea that you would love to pitch to the people who REALLY matter- the commissioners and executives? Stellar is teaming up with Channel Four for a major new TV pitching event which will allow you to do just that.

How It Works
First of all we want to hear your ideas. Post them right here - and not to worry about protecting them, if you like we can send you an NDA by email in return. Our elite panel will then pick out the top 20 ideas.

ONE IDEA PER PERSON ONLY.  KEEP IT TO 100 WORDS  PLEASE.  MAKE IT YOUR BEST!

Then on the 27th of October we’ll gather the lucky 20 at Channel Four to pitch to an exclusive panel. Our panel will select the top three pitches, who will win a fantastic set of prizes. And, of course, there’s always the chance that your incredible idea will be taken on by a member of our panel and might just end up on screen.

The Panel

George Kay – Head of Factual – Blast Films
George joined Blast! Films in September 2007 and is currently Executive Producing projects for the BBC and Channel 4. Prior to this, in his two years as the Head of Development at Twenty Twenty, he led the team behind commissions such as BAFTA winning "The Choir", BAFTA nominated "Evacuation", "Grandad's Back In Business", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "My Boyfriend The Sex Tourist", "Never Did Me Any Harm", "How To Beat Your Kids' Asthma" and "Help Me Love My Baby". He has also worked at Wall to Wall, Ricochet and Shine.

Madeleine Knight - Freelance Development Executive
Madeleine Knight is an Executive Producer at Ten Alps.   As an Executive Producer at Mentorn in 2008 she adapted Dangerous Adventures for Boys from the bestselling book into a history adventure series for Five.
 
Prior to that Madeleine was Head of Factual Development at Princess Productions, developing and then Series Producing original documentaries and formats including Dom Joly’s Happy Hour (Sky One), Excellent Adventures (Sky One), Bump n Grind (Trouble), Back to Reality (Five), Model Behaviour (C4), and We Are Detectives (C4 and NBC). She developed cross-platform music show Mobile Act Unsigned (C4)
and set up the company’s new media division with online commissions for C4 and BBCi.

Sarah Edwards – Head of Entertainment Development – Talkback Thames
 Sarah Edwards is the Head of Entertainment Development at Talkback Thames, home of smash hits such as ‘X-Factor’, ‘Britain's Got Talent' and BBC One’s latest Saturday teatime ratings grabber ‘Hole In The Wall’.
 Formerly she was head of development at 12 Yard productions, developing successful formats such as ‘In It To Win It’, ‘Eggheads’ and the International Emmy-winning ‘Without Prejudice’.

 Sarah was also head of entertainment development at the BBC during the corporation’s most prolific recent period, developing shows such as 'The Weakest Link', 'Jet Set' and 'Friends Like These’.

What To Do Now
Get your idea in – it should be no more than 100 words long and should be a brief summary of the show. It can be a drama, documentary, entertainment or features idea. Basically, anything goes. Be as concise as possible but always keep in mind what makes your idea DIFFERENT and ORIGINAL. The deadline for entries is 10th October.

 A week later we’ll announce the lucky 20, who will get a special invite to pitch on 27th October at Channel 4. For those unlucky enough to miss out there’ll be a chance to be in the audience at this event – more details coming soon. Now get writing!

Any questions please email Alexandra Denye at uk@stellarnetwork.com.

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