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PR: Television Animation Conference Hit Event "Pitch THIS" Returns

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Thursday June 19th, 2008 – Ottawa, Ontario
Bases loaded…Here’s the wind-up…It’s a hit!
Television Animation Conference hit event ‘Pitch THIS!’ returns
Do you have what it takes in the world of animation? Think you have the right stuff? The bases are loaded as animation producers are once again invited to take their best shot to wow an audience of the top television animation executives in the world at the fourth annual Pitch THIS! Will you strike out …or will it be a home run? Time to polish your best ideas, practice your pitches and prove it.
The Television Animation Conference (TAC), Canada’s only animation industry forum, is excited to once again present Pitch THIS! and much more on September 17 & 18 at the historic Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, Canada as part of this years Ottawa International Animation Festival
One of the most popular and most attended events at the conference, Pitch THIS! is just one of several TAC events which gives delegates an amazing opportunity to learn what today’s broadcasters are looking for in new animated series, and Pitch THIS! is the only pitching competition in Canada geared specifically to animation producers.
“If you’re looking to really get noticed in the industry, Pitch THIS! is the event for you!” says TAC Director Azarin Sohrabkhani.”Take advantage of this opportunity to show off animation’s next big hit!”
Two intrepid producers will step up to the plate on Wednesday, September 17th and pitch their projects for 10 minutes to a panel of the world’s leading animation broadcasters, as well as the entire conference audience of over 300 buyers, financiers, partners and industry gurus.
Following the pitches, representatives from various networks will respond with detailed insights, assessing each project’s creative and financial elements and analyzing its marketability and appeal to each broadcaster.
Along with this invaluable feedback, each participating producer gains the type of industry exposure that can lead to future success.
“Pitch THIS! was a wonderful opportunity!” notes Buddy Bolton, creative director of Big Hug Productions. “It not only exposed us to great feedback and top network executives, but it also is responsible for the attention our project ‘Unidentified Flying Sombrero’ is getting. Pitch THIS! is a highly valuable learning experience! Thanks so much!”

For Pitch THIS! consideration, producers should submit their proposals for an original adult or children’s animation series and must include a project bible, sample episode synopsis, concept art and biographies of the key creative team.
Submissions may be sent to tac@animationfestival.ca or by regular post to 2 Daly Avenue, Suite 120, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2. Please mark Attention: TAC Pitch THIS! No more than two submissions per production company will be accepted. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2008.
For additional information on Pitch THIS! , TAC and the Ottawa International Animation Festival, please call 613-232-8769 or visit www.animationfestival.ca
About TAC
The Television Animation Conference is Canada’s only animation business forum designed for professionals in content creation, development, production, distribution and marketing. TAC brings together key players in North America and international markets and provides a forum for active networking, practical information exchange, and trade in a comfortable and intimate environment. TAC 08 will be held September 17 – 18,2008 in Ottawa. For more information about TAC, please visit www.animationfestival.ca
About OIAF
The Ottawa International Animation Festival is one of the world’s leading animation events providing first class screenings, exhibits, workshops & entertainment since 1976. An annual 5 day event bringing art, industry and inspiration together in a vibrant hub that attracts artists, production executives, students and animation fans from across Canada and around the world. 2007 total attendance was over 27,000. OIAF 08 will be held September 17 – 21, 2008 in Ottawa. For more information and to experience OIAF online, please visit www.animationfestival.ca. Get Drawn In!

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