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DRG pairs up with Filmaka and CBC to find next entertainment format

Digital Rights Group, Canadian broadcaster CBC and Filmaka, a digital entertainment studio and global community of filmmakers, have joined forces to sponsor a competition to find the next worldwide hit TV entertainment format. Filmaka members are being challenged to focus on ideas for the next global hit reality or game show format idea. The deadline for submitting pitches is January 24, 2010 and more information can be found at www.filmaka.com/gameshow.
December 17, 2009

Digital Rights Group, Canadian broadcaster CBC and Filmaka, a digital entertainment studio and global community of filmmakers, have joined forces to sponsor a competition to find the next worldwide hit TV entertainment format. Filmaka members are being challenged to focus on ideas for the next global hit reality or game show format idea. Entrants must submit a ‘visually enhanced’ written pitch for anything from a classic studio-based show to some sort of reality hybrid. Entries will be judged by DRG and CBC’s in-house development team, after which five entrants will win funds to shoot 15-minute pilots.The deadline for submitting pitches is January 24, 2010 and more information can be found at www.filmaka.com/gameshow. (With files from Playback Daily)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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