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Pivot seeks out creative talent

Participant Media’s fledgling US cablenet Pivot has launched a development drive that aims to find talented individuals who can create new programming for the network.

The Pivot Creative Collective (PCC) aims to track down creatives both in front of and behind the camera and is encouraging applicants to submit shortform scripted programming ideas that could end up on the millenial-skewing channel’s originals slate.

The PCC, which is being launched in association with US-based content development consultancy firm Windsor McKenna, will consider submissions before working with a number of participants to develop and potentially launch new programming.

Pivot is looking for comedy, drama and animation ideas, and applicants have until June 9 to submit their proposals.

“We know that Pivot’s audience wants to hear from their peers and be entertained by programming that also says something about the world we live in,” said Holly Hines, senior VP of scripted programming for Pivot.

“Through the PCC, we look to build a home for fresh voices and individuals who are passionate and take risks.”

Pivot has been ramping up its original programming since its launch in August last year and recently made its first foray into drama after replacing fellow US network Starz as a coproduction partner on upcoming thriller Fortitude.

The network’s parent company, Participant Media, also became a partner in a fund that intends to invest US$350m in the entertainment industries.


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