Call for Submissions: KCET 2011 Programming
Effective January 1, 2011 KCET will be the largest independent public television station in the United States. Our plan is to become the media partner for the many diverse, creative voices in our community and provide Southern California with a fresh perspective with new programming. To that end, we welcome your completed and finished programs and your ideas. All content must be cleared for distribution worldwide, in any and all media, including, without limitation, electronic media and the world wide web, in perpetuity.
Our priorities in reviewing projects are:
- Fully-funded completed programs;
- Fully-funded uncompleted programs;
- Fully-funded concepts;
- Partially-funded programs;
- Partially-funded concepts; and
- Unfunded concepts.
In order to have KCET review your material, please click here and download our submissions form. Please send a signed copy of the submission form to KCETsubmissions@kcet.org or mail it to KCET Submissions, 4401 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027. We will advise you by email if your project does not meet our current needs. If we are interested in your project, we will do our best to return a fully-executed submission letter to you via email within 90 days after receipt of your submission. Thereafter, you will be contacted to schedule a time for you to come in to meet with one of our creative executives. We thank you in advance for your patience.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: The People Whisperer
By Marvin V. Acuna, co-creator and the Executive Producer of a new elimination competition series for Bravo entitled, "Going Platinum," starring Jewel and Kara DioGuardi. It showcases undiscovered singers and songwriters as they battle through a series of songwriting challenges.
What The Dog Saw is the title to Malcolm Gladwell's newest book, but the title was derived from Malcolm's article in The New Yorker: an article about Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer.
Cesar has been regarded as a dog whisperer since he was a child living in Mexico. He lived as an illegal in the U.S. working odd jobs until he had his greatest epiphany. He recognized that he must commit to becoming a... People Whisperer.
In previous writings I suggested that you randomly engage people as you navigate your day, then I offered you tips on how to initiate a conversation. Assuming you have implemented the suggestions...
I'll offer you additional tools here to assist you as you embark on the mission to connect with professionals at upcoming live events.
Experts say it takes only three seconds to make a first impression. WTF?
HEAR ME: You have three seconds to dazzle an industry professional with your wit, professionalism, and polish.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Screening Season - Insights from HotDocs Film Festival's Director of Programming
By Sean Farnel, Director of Programming for Hot Docs.
"Everyone knows what attention is. It is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought. Focalization, concentration, of consciousness are of its essence. It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others, and is a condition which has a real opposite in the confused, dazed, scatterbrained state which in French is called distraction, and Zerstreutheit in German." - William James, in The Principles of Psychology
I've likely screened, over the past decade, more documentaries then anybody else in the world. This is not a boast, it's a confession; or perhaps one of those moments of clarity that brings long term substance abusers to religion.
If curation can be compared to the culinary arts, then film festival programming is the fast food counter. It's all about volume, turnover, quick decision making, serving while it's hot. I only call myself a curator when I want a raise.
Screening, actually, is the perfect verb for the endeavour to which I devote much of my time whilst at film festivals. Watching the films would suggest that I gave attention to the beginning, middle and end of each of the five to seven films I see each session...with the video window on full screen. Screening implies sifting, sorting, or even testing for the presence or absence of disease. I do watch films, but would estimate of the 350 (ish) screenings I average per year, I actually watch, with full attention, about a third of those.