Pitch Party 2009 Polling Now Closed!
Thank you so much for participating in our 8th Annual Pitch Party.
We will announce the winners of this year's online contest on Friday,
June 26. Keep checking this website for all the results and pick up the
August issue of the magazine to see which toon pitches made the cut with
our distinguished panel of judges. The magazine will also have a bonus
distribution at this year's San Diego event.
All pitches are presented as 1/6th-page
advertisements that offer new ideas for animated shows that just may get
picked up for development.
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
Here is this year’s awesome judge lineup:
Marci Proietto, SVP of Animation Production and Development, Twentieth
Century Fox Television
Eric Coleman, Senior VP, Original Series, Walt Disney Television Animation
Erik Koland, Head of Content Acquisition and Programming, Vuze
Marc Buhaj, Senior VP of Progamming, Disney Channel and Jetix Europe,
Middle East and Africa
Curtis Lelash, Director, Comedy Animation, Cartoon Network
Kim Manning, Director of Programming and Acquisitions for Adult Swim
Tina Santomauro, Acquisitions Manager, Atom.com
Eric Homan, VP of Development, Frederator
Melissa Wolfe, Director of Development, Cookie Jar Entertainment
Natalie Altmann, Head of Children’s Programming, M6 France
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!
If you come in second or third,
you'll get editorial coverage in our August edition. Additional prizes
include a copy of the software suite Toon Boom Animate (a value of $999.99),
a selection of animation books from The Animated Cartoon Factory, copies
of Chronicle Books’ The Art of Up by Tim Hauser, and a
copy of the 2D software title Digicel Flipbook Studio (for Mac or PC).