Pitch, Please!

SUBMIT NOW: Pitch, Please!

Five Roster Members will have the chance to pitch a scripted series at our event during IFP Film Week (September 17 - 22, 2016) to an esteemed panel of judges, including Empire creator and award-winning filmmaker LEE DANIELS .


The contest is open to Roster members only. You will be automatically added to The Roster upon submission. There is no entry fee to submit a video pitch.

  • Contest entries will be accepted through September 6th

  • 25 semi-finalists announced on Monday, September 12th

  • 5 finalists announced prior to IFP Film Week

  • Finalists to live pitch their idea as part of The Roster’s IFP Film Week event

  • One entry per person

  • Must be a member of The Roster to participate

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter

  • Entrant must live, work or go to school in New York metropolitan area

  • By submitting an entry into Pitch, Please! contest, entrant agrees to let Ghetto Film School/The Roster use their video for promotional purposes

  • Roster members chosen as semi-finalists or finalists must provide their own means of transportation to IFP Film Week (Sept. 17 - 22) and The Roster’s IFP Film Week event

  • Participation in Pitch, Please! contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules


Twenty-five semi-finalists receive:

  • An All Access Pass to attend the IFP "Screen Forward" Conference during IFP Film Week

Five finalists receive:

  • Name on all printed materials during IFP Film Week

  • Spotlight feature in Roster newsletter during the month of September

  • Key introductions and promotion during IFP Film Week

Grand prize winner receives:

  • Personalized feedback from our final panel of influential filmmakers and television executives, including LEE DANIELS

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