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Call for Entries – Paley Center Documentary Pitch Workshop 2012

The Paley Center for Media Announces Call for Entries for

PALEYDOCFEST2012 Documentary Pitch Workshop

The PALEYDOCFEST2012 Pitch Workshop – deadline for entries August 15th 2012

Earlybird deadline August 1

New York, NY—The Paley Center for Media today announced a call for entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop atPALEYDOCFEST2012, which will be held at the Paley Center in New York on Saturday, October 20, 2012. In this workshop/competition—now in its ninth year—a panel of documentary executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers who are hoping to sell either a nonfiction concept or a documentary work-in-progress. The winner of the pitch competition in October will receive a $5,000 grant to be used towards the completion of their project.

This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers who will participate in the workshop in October.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at http://www.paleycenter.org/paleydocfest2012- call-for-entries-pitch-workshop-contest or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox, a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, athttp://www.withoutabox.com/login/8326 .

The deadline for entries:

Earlybird Deadline: August 1, 2012 ($25 regular submission fee / $20 for Withoutabox members submitting through Withoutabox)

Regular Deadline: August 15, 2012 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)

Late Deadline: August 29, 2012 ($35 / $30 for Withoutabox members)

Special Extended Deadline: September 5, 2012 ($45 / $35 for Withoutabox members)

Withoutabox Extended Deadline: September 12, 2012 ($55 / $40 for Withoutabox members)

Past winners include: The View from Bellas Luces directed by Christa Boarini; Charge by Mike Plunkett; From Texas to Tehran by Till Schauder; Circo  by Aaron Schock; The House that Herman Built by Angad Bhalla; Whatever it Takes by Christopher Wong; andAsparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

The Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop is part of PALEYDOCFEST, the Paley Center’s annual Festival celebrating the documentary—featuring premieres, works-in-progress, classic documentaries, the pitch workshop and special events—which will take place this October. Further details, including a complete line-up of the Festival, will be announced at a later date. Visit paleycenter.org for updates.