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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS & AMERICAN FILM MARKET
Sep 27, 2010
The People’s Choice Awards (PCA) and American
(AFM) have teamed again to host the second annual Favorite Film Pitch contest
during the 31st annual AFM, Nov. 3-10, in Santa Monica.
PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf made
the announcement today.“We
had a very enthusiastic response in 2009. This is a terrific opportunity for
both filmmakers and fans,” Nelson said. “The People’s Choice Awards is the only
major awards show that lets real people choose
their favorites in entertainment and pop culture. We look forward to the
diverse entries and the great fan reception that this contest inspires.”
commented, “The Favorite Film Pitch
contest gives filmmakers a unique audience for their projects – the public! The
winner will be able to say, ‘The public voted my film the one they most wanted
to see get made.”
to this year’s Favorite Film Pitch contest will be recorded live Nov. 6-9
on a mini-set at the American Film Market.
Pitches will be limited to two-and-a-half minutes each.
group of industry leaders will then select five finalists whose pitches will be
posted on www.PeoplesChoice.com – the official PCA website – following CBS’
broadcast of the People’s Choice Awards on January 5, 2011. Fans will vote online
for the pitch they want to see turned into a film.
addition to receiving the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Film Pitch, the
winner will also receive an AFM 2011 package that includes full access for two
to the AFM, including all seminars and conferences; hotel for five nights in Santa Monica; and
scheduled meetings with producers and distributors. For more information and
contest guidelines, visit www.AmericanFilmMarket.com/favorite-film-pitch.
year’s winner, David Minnihan, will be presented his People’s Choice Award
during this year’s “Pitch Me!” seminar at AFM on Saturday, Nov. 6. He will also shop his winning project, Father
meetings with producers and distributors throughout the market.
in its 37th year, the People’s Choice Awards is voted on entirely by
the public for fan favorites in music, movies and television. The
People’s Choice website at www.PeoplesChoice.com serves as a
year-round destination for entertainment enthusiasts to voice their opinions on
pop culture by voting in and creating polls and features an extensive video
archive and photo gallery of People’s Choice Awards footage. PeoplesChoice.com
houses the voting platform where fans determine the categories, nominees and
winners for the annual awards show. Fred
Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and the awards show is produced by
Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc., which is represented by MediaVest
Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production. Queen Latifah is the host of
the People’s Choice Awards and Mark Burnett is the Executive Producer.
AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association
representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion
pictures and television programs. For more information, visit www.AmericanFilmMarket.com.
February 28, 2021