Superpitch: warms up for lucky 13th

The Asian Television Awards's Superpitch, which runs December in Singapore alongside the Asia Television Forum and ScreenSingapore events, has opened its doors for 2013. Kiwi companies have had good s
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The Asian Television Awards’s Superpitch, which runs December in Singapore alongside the Asia Television Forum and ScreenSingapore events, has opened its doors for 2013. Kiwi companies have had good success at the event in the last two years.

Superpitch runs three categories. Two are retained from previous years, Documentary and Children’s/Pre-school. The previously-run Formats pitch disappears this year, in favour of a new category, Ad-funded.

Although the Ad-funded category offers the best prize, guaranteed production and broadcast by Singapore pay-TV operator, StarHub TV, it’s possibly the category of least interest for those without good knowledge of the Singapore market. All pitches will be developed from a supplied advertiser’s brief.

Last year, Execam picked up the award for Best Documentary pitch with Coastwatchers of The South Pacific, “the untold story of a secret intelligence network of volunteers who stationed in secret across the Pacific Islands to spy on Japanese troop movements during the second world war”.

In 2011, Ronel Schodt came second in two pitching categories. In the children’s/pre-school category, she presented Sylvie and Arabella (also pitched at SPADA’s SPP Big Pitch and Asia-Pacific Producers Network that same year). In the Doco category, she presented JetBlack – The Race for Speed, about the New Zealand led challenge on the World Landspeed Record scheduled for 2016.

Submissions for Superpitch’s 2013 edition close Friday, 4 October. The pitch session runs Thursday, 5 December in Singapore. Accompanying events the Asia Television Forum and ScreenSingapore run 3 – 6 December.

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