We will begin accepting submissions for the

2022 Upfront Market on Monday, June 6th.

 

The structure is similar to other pitching events.

You will submit a logline, synopsis of your project, and the first five pages online at our secure website, along with your profile (bio or company information). These will be read by the participating producers/executives after which you will be emailed a list of the producers/executives who have requested to meet with you to hear your pitch in person.

Pitch meetings will be scheduled by the Act One Upfront Market with the Executives during the week of October 20th- October 29th. Most of these meetings will be virtual, however some could be requested in person. The virtual pitch meetings will not be more than 20 minutes long.  

NOTE: Only 2 submissions are allowed for each participating alum. Each submission MUST be backed by a completed, polished script that you must upload upon submission.

DATES TO REMEMBER

*May 26th, 2022
Upfront Market Primer on Zoom

*Monday, June 6th – Friday, July 1st, 2022
Submissions window will open on June 6, 2022

*September 9th, 2022
Notification date of acceptance

*September 9th-October 1st
Registration for Upfront Market meetings with Executives

*September 12th, 2022
Crash Course on Pitching and How to Take a Meeting on Zoom

*October 14th
Registrants receive confirmed/scheduled appointments

*October 17th, 2022
Pitch Practice on Zoom

*Monday, October 24th – Saturday, October 29th
Upfront Market meeting week

PAYMENT STRUCTURE
  • Submission Fee: $25 for each script submission (limit 2 per person)
  • Registration Flat Fee: $40 to be paid upon notification of selections. 

Looking to polish your pitching skills?

Watch the workshop below for helpful advice and tips.

What to say? What not to say? How much is too much? How do I take and apply notes? Should I rehearse beforehand? How do I keep them engaged? We know that writers WRITE, writers also PITCH. This workshop will help you be better “in the room.” Your instructors for this workshop are Clare Sera (SMALLFOOT, BLENDED) and Jim Krueger (Marvel’s Earth X, DC’s Justice). This workshop was recorded on March 25, 2021.

Participating Industry Executives for the 2022 Act One Upfront Market

PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Franklin Entertainment
Harpo Films
Reserve Entertainment
Affirm Films
That’s Wonderful Productions
Southland Studios
Wonderbox Entertainment
Humble Picture Company
Nook Lane Entertainment
Canticle Productions
More Productions
CineVantage Productions
Family Theater Productions
Believe Entertainment
Turret Media
Pray for Rain Pictures
Papatime Productions
Inspired Films
Pure Flix

DISTRIBUTORS
Provident Films
Mission Pictures International
Ocean Avenue Entertainment
Believe Entertainment

FINANCING & SALES
Voltage Pictures
Mission Pictures International

FILM & TV MARKETING AGENCIES
Collide Media Group