GLOBAL AGENCY PICKS UP PITCH & PLAY LIVE! WINNING FORMAT FOR INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION #PitchPlay #MIPTV
 
In an exclusive interview for TVBIZZ Magazine, Izzet Pinto, CEO and Founder of Global Agency, revealed that his company will be distributing the format Sounds of the Nation which was born after several new elements were added to Pitch & Play LIVE winner The Land is Singing.
 
“Our Turkish production partner Ruyhan Durali (creator of Shopping Monsters, Lucky Room, etc.) added some new elements for this show, and it became a joint business with the Slovak producers, Ruyhan and us under the title Sounds of the Nation,” Pinto commented, noting that they discovered the format after it won the Pitch & Play LIVE 2017 edition.
 
 
The Land is Singing is produced by Nunez NFE for STV1.
 
Pitch & Play LIVE is organized by CEETV and NATPE which aims to showcase and recognize original format ideas with international potential from the CEE and EMEA regions. The application deadline for the 2018 edition is open till May 21. Any non-scripted format from the region, created after June 1, 2017, is eligible to take part in the competition.
 
 
CALL FOR ENTRIES ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL PITCH & PLAY LIVE! AT NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL 2018
 
 
Los Angeles/Budapest, 8th March -- NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL, the pre-eminent global TV market and conference focused on the CEE, EMEA and worldwide content business, and CEETV, the leading media platform for regional TV intelligence, have announced they will again be hosting PITCH & PLAY LIVE! in Budapest, Hungary in June 2018. NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL, which includes a robust content marketplace, top-level studio screenings and business-focused conference sessions, will take place at the InterContinental Hotel between June 25-28.
 
Welcoming the most innovative regional content producers, the goal of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! is to showcase and recognize original format ideas with international potential from the CEE and EMEA regions. Any non-scripted format created after June 1, 2017 can be submitted for consideration in the competition. From all entries, up to ten titles will be selected and reviewed by an international committee of global content industry professionals, who will select three finalists. The top three formats will be presented at a dedicated session by their creators in front of a jury of highly respected TV professionals during NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL. After deliberation by the jury one format will be named the winner of PITCH & PLAY LIVE!
 
This year NATPE is offering producers the opportunity to attend NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL and participate in PITCH & PLAY LIVE! for a single participation fee of 100 EUR (or USD$125) + VAT. Producers can submit their content for the contest and also receive one full registration for NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL, providing complete access to the entire marketplace and conference. Participation/registration fees will be facilitated by NATPE, please see the link below. In addition to media coverage, the winning format will receive a registration and two (2) nights of hotel accommodation for NATPE MIAMI 2019 alongside development meetings with leading distributors during the event.
 
Submissions must include a one-page description of the format in English, a trailer of three minutes or less and at least one full episode, both with English subtitles. NATPE will review all registrations to ensure that all Producers are vetted and approved for participation.
 
The deadline for submissions is May 21, 2018.
 
TO REGISTER AS A PRODUCER FOR NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL AND APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN PITCH & PLAY LIVE! PLEASE CLICK HERE:
https://www.natpe.com/budapest/register
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PITCH & PLAY LIVE! EVENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://www.pitchplay.tv
 
Successful presentation of P&P Live winner The Land is Singing at #NATPE Miami 2018
 
The Land is Singing was officially presented during the NATPE Miami 2018 market this January. Director and producer Peter Nunez, the owner of Nunez NFE - the production company-creator of the format, presented the format and was officially presented the Pitch&Play Live award which it won during last year's NATPE Budapest market. Part of the prize for the best non-fiction format from CEE was the initiation of numerous meetings with potential sales partners interested in the format. Medialne.sk quotes Nunez who commented that "It was a great feeling. I was really in shock. After the presentation, informal meetings with about twenty companies were organized, with people from Chile, USA, Japan, Turkey and other countries. If at least a ten of the negotiations are successful, it would be amazing". Slovak pubcaster STV1 is currently airing the second season of the format.