Paley center for media: Fall Preview & DocFest

From: Paley Center for Media (news@paleycenter.org)
Subject: Fall Preview Parties in September & DOCFEST08
Date: 8/19/08

FALL PREVIEW PARTIES IN NYC

A little late in posting this for the Paley Center — but I wish I could go to their FallPreview Parties. There are members-only receptions at 6 pm each night and free screenings at 6:30 pm:

  • Fox, 9/4, Fringe, Do Not Disturb
  • The CW, 9/5, Privileged, 90210
  • CBS, 9/10, Gary Unmarried, The Ex List, Worst Week, The Mentalist
  • NBC, 9/11, My Own Worst Enemy, Kath &Kim, Crusoe, Knight Rider
  • ABC, 9/12, Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, Eli Stone, plus a preview of Life on Mars

I’d love to go to ABC party, personally. Not keen on “The CW” but I reckon I’m not their demographic. The general public should contact: specialevents@paleycenter.org to RSVP for screenings.

PITCH WORKSHOP: PALEYDOCFEST08

From the website:

Deadline: September 26, 2008)
In this workshop/competition, a panel of television executives and producers will discuss the process of developing a documentary and will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected filmmakers who are hoping to sell either a nonfiction concept or a documentary work-in-progress. The winner of the pitch competition will receive a $5,000 grant, sponsored by the Documentary Channel, to be used towards the completion of their project.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
2007: The House that Herman Built directed by Angad Bhalla
2006: Whatever it Takes directed by Christopher Wong
2005: Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) directed by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

Overview (pdf)
Official Rules (pdf)
Entry Form & Submissions (pdf)

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