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Extra: Sunny Side ’19 opens doc call; “All Together Now” goes to Russia

Sunny Side opens call for doc projects The 30th annual Sunny Side of the Doc has opened its call for submissions, accepting documentary projects until April 19. Sunny Side of the Doc, ...
March 1, 2019

Sunny Side opens call for doc projects

The 30th annual Sunny Side of the Doc has opened its call for submissions, accepting documentary projects until April 19.

Sunny Side of the Doc, the La Rochelle, France-based international market for documentary film and factual content, is seeking proposals for one-offs, feature-length documentaries, series, short formats, new media narratives and multi-platform content projects with global appeal in a vast array of genres, including science & nature, history, arts & culture, social & human interest, and natural history & wildlife.

The 2019 Call for Projects is open to all talents and countries – including emerging markets – as long as proposals are written in English.

Selected non-fiction projects will be pitched in a 15-minute presentation directly to 300 top-level international buyers, commissioners and distributors in a live event setting during the French market.

Through 5 pitching sessions and targeted matchmaking, 30 projects will be selected to receive industry insight, find potential partners and seal financing deals.

For more information on rules and eligibility for your project, click here.

The 2019 Sunny Side of the Doc takes place June 24 to 27 in La Rochelle, France.

Russia takes Endemol Shine Group’s All Together Now 

Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has sent its entertainment format All Together Now (pictured) to state-owned Russian television channel Rossiya 1.

The localized adaptation of the 9 x 60-minute singing format will be produced by Weit Media, an Endemol Shine Group company, and is scheduled to premiere later this year.

Created by Remarkable Television, part of Endemol Shine UK, All Together Now features musicians, either solo or in groups, performing for a select audience of talented singers, known as “The 100.” Should the audience enjoy what they hear, they stand up and join in. The contestant receives a higher score as more and more of “The 100″ join to sing along. Seasons culminate with two performers going head-to-head in the Grand Final for the opportunity to win a grand prize.

All Together Now has sold to Brazil, Australia, Poland, Romania, Germany, France and Denmark, among others. Season two of the talent format on the BBC in the UK premieres Saturday, March 2.

Subnation, IMGN Media pen premium partnership 

Multi-platform media brand Subnation has secured a premium content partnership with New York-based IMGN Media to produce and distribute three esports short-form series across multiple social platforms.

Under the partnership, the three esports shorts will be distributed across IMGN and Subnation’s social platforms, with IGTV and YouTube as the primary drivers.

The first two series in the pact will be Level Up, a battle station rehab series for amateur and casual gamers, and HQ, providing an in-depth look at top game companies, team houses and arenas. The third series, meanwhile, is currently in development.

Episodes will range in length between four and five minutes, and will be distributed via IMGN’s TryHard and other social channels, as well as the Subnation website.

About The Author
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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