27-30 NOVEMBER 2023

The world’s leading development market and conference.

Content London Drama Series Pitch

The Content London Drama Series Pitch 2023, which offers a £30,000 marketing prize for the winner, with shortlisted projects showcased to the global coproduction community during the three-day event, has opened for entries, with special categories for African and Indian projects this year.

 

The Pitch is open to early stage scripted drama and comedy series from established producers and distributors looking for international finance to close the gap.

 

The competition is open to producers from any territory, with up to 15 projects shortlisted and selected to present a live pitch to the international business at Content London on November 28.

 

This year two special sub categories will be open to projects from the fast-developing Africa and India markets, with at least two entries from each of these territories guaranteed a place in the London final.

 

Each of the finalists will be profiled by C21 during the event and interviews about the projects will be published online and in the Content London Dailies.

 

They will also be invited to a networking event during Content London to meet with interested parties.

 

The winning pitch will be announced on November 30 at Content London and will receive a marketing package through C21Media worth £30,000 to support development and pre-sales promotion of the show.

 

The deadline for entries is 6 October 2023.

 

Successful submissions will be notified if they have been selected to pitch on October 27.

 

Entrants should note the country of origin of each production at entry stage.

 

The pitch provides a high-visibility opportunity for companies aiming to useContent London and its relationship with C21Media.net as a marketing platform to release new series.

 

For further information email [email protected].

The C21 International Drama Series Pitch 2023 is open to new scripted drama and comedy drama series from Africa, India and the rest of the world that are unseen in the international market and seeking commission and or international finance to close the gap. C21 and Content London provide a high-profile scenario within which to pitch new shows to the world.

Projects selected will benefit from exposure through C21Media.net as well as occupying a prominent slot at Content London.

* Producers can submit up to two projects.
* Projects must have at least one part funding in place and be able to demonstrate this.
* A shortlist of up to 15 projects will be selected to present a live pitch to delegates at Content London on November 28.
* The pitch must include as much information as possible, including the rationale for international partnership and exactly what is required at this stage of development. It should be treated as a broadcaster / platform pitch.
* Mood boards, casting, treatment, mini-pilots or sizzles should be included if available.
* C21 will profile each of the finalists during the event, with interviews about the projects published online and in the Content London Daily.
* All finalists will be invited to a networking event during Content London to meet with interested partners.
* The winning pitch will receive a marketing package through C21Media worth £30,000 to support development and pre-sales promotion of the show.
* All finalists will be offered a VIP rate ticket at £499 to Content London.
* Entrants will be notified if they have made the shortlist and if they have been invited to pitch on October 28.

The C21 Drama Series Pitch provides a high-visibility opportunity for companies aiming to use Content London and its relationship with C21Media.net as a marketing platform to release new series. This year we are actively seeking new projects from Africa and India to shine a light on, the pitch however remains open to projects from around the world.

**Eligibility:**
* New scripted drama or comedy drama series suitable for international co-production looking for commission and or finance.
* Projects must be unseen and not selected for another market within six months before Content London.
* Projects must have at least one part funding in place.
* Projects can be suitable for either mainstream networks, global or emerging digital platforms.
* Both long form or short form scripted series will be considered.
* All projects entered will need to be available to pitch to conference on 28 November in person.
* Pitchees will also need to be available for networking and be present at The C21 International Drama Awards during the event on 30 November.
The following to be included when entering:
* A clear outline description of the project you wish to pitch.
* Why you want to present this through C21
* Financing plan outlining what finance is in place and what is still required.
* Series bible, pilot treatment, scripts if available.
* Teaser / other supporting visuals where available.


**Deadline for submissions is October 6, 2023. No entries will be considered after this date.** Please contact [email protected] with any queries