The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the launch of the third annual PGA Producers Showcase (ProShow) competition, taking place in conjunction with the 2012 Produced By Conference (PBC) to be held June 8-10, 2012. Ten finalists will receive free admission to this year’s PBC where they will participate in one-on-one meetings with top Hollywood financiers, studios and production companies. A grand-prize winning project will be awarded $20,000 in prizes, and the nine remaining finalists will each receive $500 cash prizes.
The ProShow offers a unique opportunity for foreign and domestic independent producers to realize their vision on the big screen. Developed by the PGA’s International Committee and initiated in 2010, the ProShow aims to help producers initiate business relationships, co-develop compelling projects and spearhead investments. The ProShow accepts feature-length screenplay submissions for both international and domestic projects.
Last year, the ProShow program was expanded from 2010’s International Film Co-Production Showcase (CoProShow), which solicited entries from international film producers only, to include domestic producers, too. This year, applicants’ projects will be reviewed and selected by a panel of prominent Producers Guild members including Gary Goetzman, Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd, Stu Levy, Bill Stuart and Paula Wagner, among many others.
Ten finalists will be announced May 1, 2012 and invited to Los Angeles to participate at PBC. At the finale of the conference one grand-prize winner, chosen by the financiers, will be presented with more than $20,000 in prizes. Second and third place prizes will be awarded as well. There will be a special ceremony for the 2012 ProShow winners at PBC.
Projects must be a feature-length screenplay, packaged for theatrical release. Eligible producers can register at Withoutabox, submitting their screenplay synopsis, bio and application. For more information regarding guidelines and the application process, please visit: www.producedbyconference.com/proshow or email email@example.com. The early-bird entry fee is $55 before March 13, 2012, regular entry fee is $75 before March 27, 2012 and late entry fee is $95 up until April 17, 2012.The 2012 PBC will be held at the Sony Pictures Studio lot in Culver City, CA, June 8-10, 2012.
For more information on the Produced By Conference, visit www.producedbyconference.com. The 2012 PBC will be held independent of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Locations Trade Show.
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