PGA Expands 4th Annual Producers Showcase (ProShow)
Friday, February 15, 2013
Posted by: Andrew Mahlmann
PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA EXPANDS FOURTH
PRODUCERS SHOWCASE (PROSHOW) COMPETITION
REALITY TELEVISION AND ONLINE CONTENT
ProShow development partners now include
20th Century Fox for Feature Film, Ryan Seacrest Productions for Reality
Television and Maker Studios for Online Content
ANGELES, CA (February 14, 2013) – The
Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the launch of the fourth
annual PGA Producers Showcase (ProShow) competition, taking place in
conjunction with the Produced By Conference (PBC) to be held June 8-9, 2013 and
hosted by 20th Century Fox.
2013 competition will feature two new categories – Reality Television and
Online Content – along with the original Feature Film category. Development
partners for this year’s ProShow are Fox International Productions for Film;
Ryan Seacrest Productions for Reality Television; and multi-channel network Maker
Studios for Online Content.
In each of the two new categories,
three finalists will be chosen, while five will be selected for feature
film.Ultimately, judges will determine a single winner for each category.
All of the finalists will receive complimentary admission to this year’s
Produced By Conference and compete for a package of cash and prizes.
Additionally, the winners in each category will enter into a development deal
with the partners for their project.
Producer’s Showcase has grown each year, and with our new development partners
we can offer a concrete path to greenlight,” said Stu Levy, Co-chair of the
PGA’s International Committee and Chair of the PGA Producers Showcase. "With
the addition of reality television and web series, ProShow provides these
visionary producers with a platform for opportunity.”
In 2013, applicant’s projects in
all categories will be initially reviewed and selected by a panel of prominent
Producers Guild members. Finalists and winners will be chosen in conjunction
with executives from the respective partner companies. Past judges have
included Gary Goetzman, Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd, Stu Levy, Bill
Stuart and Paula Wagner, among many others. Judges for this year’s expanded
competition will be announced shortly.
The finalists will be revealed in
May 2013 and invited to Los Angeles to participate in the Produced By Conference.While
in attendance, they will meet with the ProShow’s development partners to
discuss their projects in detail and compete for the grand prizes.
Eligible producers can register
at Withoutabox, submitting their screenplay synopsis, bio and application. For
more information regarding guidelines and the application process, please
visit: https://www.withoutabox.com/login/9011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
early-bird entry fee is $55 before March 15, 2013, regular entry fee is $75
before March 29, 2013 and late entry fee is $95 up until April 12, 2013.
the 2013 ProShow competition on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProducersShowcase.
the Produced By Conference
across film, television and new media industries, PBC is an educational forum
that attracted more than 1,400 people last year and involves acclaimed
producers, including countless Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and Emmy®
Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The
2013 PBC event is chaired by Tracey Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, Rachel Klein
and Gary Lucchesi. For more information on the Produced By Conference,
The Produced By Conference is held
through the Producers Guild of America’s charitable entity, the PGA Foundation,
as it epitomizes the Foundation’s core mission to educate those who work in the
producing profession. For more information on the Produced By Conference, visitwww.producedbyconference.com.
the Producers Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America is
the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests
of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The
Producers Guild has more than 5,400 members who work together to protect and
improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with
employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting
fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as
other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production
practices. Visit www.producersguild.org,
for more information.