Pitch Party 2008 Voting Underway

Animation Magazine’s 7th Annual Pitch Party is on and you can now click here: www.animationmagazine.net/pitch_party_08_vote.html to view all of this year’s entries and vote for your favorites. All pitches are presented as 1/6th-page advertisements that offer new ideas for animated shows that that just may get picked up for development. Results of the online reader poll will be announced along with the picks of our distinguished panel of industry judges and AniMag staffers in the August issue of Animation Magazine (which has a big bonus distribution at Comic-Con in San Diego).

The Pitch Party offers independent artists an opportunity to advertise their animated properties for a greatly reduced rate in the pages of Animation Magazine, which is read all over the world. Each of our esteemed judges then review all entries and collectively select one winner for the opportunity to pitch their idea to the participating execs of their choice.

Here is this year’s awesome judge lineup:

Karen Toliver, VP of production, 20th Century Fox Animation

David Wiebe, director of Content at YTV, Corus Entertainment

Alex Schwartz, Damon Ross and Chris Kuser, DreamWorks Animation Development Team

Daniel Wineman, director of original series and co-productions, Jetix Europe

Julie Kane-Ritsch, exec VP, The Gotham Group

Roland Poindexter, VP of current series animation, Nickelodeon

Rob Renzetti, supervising producer, Cartoon Network’s Cartoonstitute

Matt Harrigan, head of program development, Adult Swim

(Click Here to View the Judges and our Rules and Regulations)

The winners of this year’s event will get to pitch their project to the judge of their choice in person!

As an online voter, you too can help get someone noticed by the animation community and possibly get their big break! You only have one week to get your votes in, so get started today!