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FYI Development Lab deadline approaching

The deadline to submit entries for the Realscreen Summit's FYI Development Lab, taking place on February 1, is this Friday.
January 7, 2016

Producers wishing to take part in this year’s FYI Development Lab at the Realscreen Summit have until the end of this week to submit entries for consideration.

A+E’s FYI network is once again teaming up with the Realscreen Summit to present another edition of its Development Lab, which offers development deals of up to US$20,000 to winning producers.

This year, only submissions from companies that have yet to have a commissioned pilot or series with FYI will be eligible. Producers must submit a two-to-five minute video pitch and a series paper pitch, along with a one-to-three minute video sample of their company’s work.

Five winners will be selected and then revealed during a special session at the Realscreen Summit on Monday, February 1, 2016.

The contest is open to registered delegates to the Realscreen Summit, who are permanent legal residents of the U.S. and are 18 years or older. Full contest rules can be downloaded here.

Producers have until Friday, January 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST to enter their submissions. To see the FYI creative brief, and for more information, click here.

Last year’s winners (pictured above) included: Tom Leach of Media RED; Joel McGee of Monkey Time Media; Nina Joseph of Boulevard 17 Productions; Peter Marks of Peter Marks Productions; and Jason Cornwell and Damon Collazo of Smartmonkey Productions. They were chosen out of a pool of 75 applicants.

(Photo by Rahoul Ghose)

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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