The contest details are here:
The National Association of Television Program
Executives (NATPE) will expand its annual Television
Producers' Boot Camp to include the �NextGen TV
Festival and Competition� when this year's event is
held July 26-28 in West Hollywood, Calif.
The Boot Camp, in its fourth year, features panels,
keynote speakers and clinics on the development and
production process.It culminates with a �Pitch Pit,�
a chance to pitch ideas to development executives from
networks, talent agencies and production companies.
CAA packaging agent and head of alternative television
Michael Camacho will deliver the keynote address,
while Anthony Zuiker, executive producer of the CSI
franchise, will deliver the closing address.
This year, the new festival will feature competition
in six categories: animation, comedy, drama, mobile,
factual and unscripted.Entries can run a maximum of
six minutes.Grand prize winners get a cash prize, a
six month mentorship, two pitch meetings, inclusion in
the NATPE 2007 Video Wall and a complimentary NATPE
�User generated content across all platforms will play
a significant role in the future of our business and
it makes perfect sense for NATPE to honor those who
are creating this imaginative material as part of the
popular Boot Camp series,� says NATPE President and
CEO Rick Feldman.