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Pitch Competition
The Pitch Finals have arrived! After narrowing down from hundreds of applicants, the judges are aching to hear our finalists pitch live, and name a winner! Join us as our ten finalists each get 3 minutes to give their best pitch. The winner will receive a development meeting with one of our judges and a chance to pitch to our network partners. Y’all never know, one of these series could be on your TV (or computer) next year!
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Playing House
Childhood best friends Maggie and Emma have shared countless adventures raising Maggie’s daughter together in their hometown of Pinebrook. Now the tables are turned when Maggie must come to Emma’s rescue, as their friendship faces its biggest challenge yet.
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Power(ful) TV: A Look at Socially Impactful Television (presented with Television Academy)
Through its innate intimacy and week-to-week stories, television is arguably our most impactful medium, having the power to literally change hearts and minds. Hear creators, EPs, and executives discuss how their series have surpassed diversity trends and token characters by organically weaving in storylines of race, religion, sexual assault, the foster care system, immigration, health care, and many many more, with the belief that exposing audiences to a variety of people, experiences, and worlds they might never encounter will normalize these unfamiliar issues and defuse them once and for all.
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Pre-Packaged for Your Enjoyment
"Peak TV" means that there’s room in the marketplace for both original ideas and pre-existing stories, much of which is mined from source material (graphic novels, comics, fiction and non-fiction books, movies), otherwise known as I.P. (Intellectual Properties). Join a conversation with executives and creatives as they discuss the pros & cons of finding and purchasing pre-existing properties across all formats, employing appropriate talent to adapt, packaging with cast and directors, and selling to networks. Whether it be limited/event series or anthologies or ongoing series, join us for a dialogue about how IP is playing a bigger and bigger role in what we’re watching!
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The Presidents of the State of TV
"From network to cable to streaming platforms, these individuals are deciding the fate of your current and future favorite programming. As we continue to live in a perpetual state of ""Peak TV,"" how does a network or studio decide what content to create? How do they balance their brand, while continuing to grow and challenge their viewers? As the landscape grows, ""channels"" are racing to build audiences' trust in what can be expected from their content -- but budgets get tighter, decisions to make a pilot vs. straight to series get harder, which equals a rising pressure to define their brands and establish audiences."
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Pretty Little Liars & Famous In Love
Creator I. Marlene King and executive producer Lisa Cochran-Neilan discuss the transition from Rosewood to Hollywood with a special screening of their new series Famous In Love, followed by an exclusive clip from the penultimate episode of their hit-series Pretty Little Liars.
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The Revival of the Socially-Conscious Sitcom
When it comes to comedy, most viewers simply ask “is this funny?”. Sitcoms are meant to entertain, bring audiences in on the joke, and be an escape from "real life." In today’s climate, tides are turning as the children of Norman Lear take his lead by seamlessly incorporating issues and debates that are meant to challenge and teach. From race to gender, and politics to religion, these sitcom writers achieve bigger conversations about issues that make a difference in your life, while still making you laugh.
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Room 104
Things go horribly awry when a babysitter arrives at Room 104 to watch an unusual boy named Ralph. Debuts on HBO on July 28.
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Rooster Teeth First presents DAY 5 Happy Hour
Whatever you do, don't fall asleep... Stay awake with free drinks provided by Rooster Teeth First!
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