LOS ANGELES, CA (February 22, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the launch of the 2011 PGA Producers Showcase (ProShow) competition, taking place in conjunction with the third annual Produced By Conference (PBC) to be held June 3-5, 2011. Expanded from last year’s inaugural International Film Co-Production Showcase (CoProShow), which solicited entries from international film producers only, ProShow will now accept submissions for both international and domestic projects. Winners will receive free admission to this year’s PBC where they will participate in one-on-one meetings with top Hollywood financiers, film commissions, studios and production companies. The goal of ProShow, which was developed by the PGA’s International Committee, is to help film producers initiate business relationships, co-develop compelling projects and spearhead investment.
"Last year, our inaugural CoProShow featured fabulous film projects from the international marketplace and I couldn’t be more excited to open up this competition to an even larger group of talented producers,” said Stu Levy, Chair of the PGA’s International Committee and Co-Chair of the PGA Production Showcase. "ProShow will now offer the opportunity for producers, both domestically and abroad, to realize their vision onto the big screen.”
Applicants’ projects will be reviewed and selected by a panel of prominent Producers Guild members including Donald De Line (GREEN LANTERN, BURLESQUE), David Friendly (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE), Richard Gladstein (PULP FICTION, THE BOURNE IDENTITY), Gary Goetzman (WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, MAMMA MIA!), Marshall Herskovitz (DEFIANCE, BLOOD DIAMOND, THE LAST SAMURAI), Gale Anne Hurd (THE INCREDIBLE HULK, ARMAGEDDON), Stu Levy (VAN VON HUNTER, STREET FURY), Lydia Dean Pilcher (THE NAMESAKE, THE DARJEELING LIMITED), Cathy Schulman (CRASH, THE ILLUSIONIST), Paula Wagner (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE I, II, III; VANILLA SKY) and Paula Weinstein (BLOOD DIAMOND, THE PERFECT STORM), among manyothers. Winners will be announced in May 2011 and will be invited to Los Angeles to participate at PBC. There will be a special ceremony at the event.
For more information regarding guidelines and the application process, please visit: http://www.producedbyconference.com/proshow/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Eligible producers can register beginning today at Withoutabox. Cost to register is $80 USD and deadline for entry is April 25, 2011.
Entertainment Partners, the leading provider of production management solutions, is a ProShow sponsor and will be providing Movie Magic Budgeting software and production incentive consulting services to ProShow participants.
The 2011 PBC is being held in conjunction with the Association of Film Commissioners International’s (AFCI) Locations Show. Reaching across film, television and new media industries, PBC is an educational forum that attracted more than 1,100 people last year and involves acclaimed producers, including countless Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and Emmy® Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The PBC event is chaired by Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd and Rachel Klein.
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