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The National Talent Academy Film & TV, in collaboration with Ardán, are delighted to invite creatives to submit their TV show ideas and be in with a chance to pitch to TV industry professionals at the next FÍS TV Summit on Thursday, 1st February 2024 at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway.
The annual Pitching Competition is an opportunity to get your ideas noticed by industry leaders and decision-makers and to connect with TV professionals who can turn your vision into reality. The winning pitch will get a €1,000 prize. The deadline for applications is January 2nd at 3pm.
The winner of the 2023 of the FÍS TV Summit Pitching Competition was Heather Brown with The Peace Makers. The 2020 Pitching Competition was won by the team made up of Ray Lawlor, Oonagh Kearney & Paddy Hayes who pitched their show Obituary, which has recently been broadcast on RTÉ (available on RTÉ Player) and streamed on Hulu.
Those selected to pitch will take part in an in-person workshop with Mary-Kate Flanagan on the 20th & 27th January and a pre-FÍS rehearsal pitch on 31st January, 2024. Applicants interested in pitching must be available to take part in the in-person workshop, the rehearsal and the FÍS TV Summit on 1st February 2024.
To aid those interested in applying and upskilling in this area, Mary Kate O’Flanagan will host an optional and free online workshop (also open to the wider TV industry): ‘Your Pitch has Already Started’, on December 18th from 5.00-7.30PM. This workshop will explore the art of pitching as well as creating a Logline, Synopsis and Treatment for a pitch.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Talent Academy Film and TV is an initiative of Screen Ireland, managed by Ardán.
Tickets for FÍS TV Summit 2024 will be available later this month, keep an eye out on our social media for details!
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