Monday, 05 June 2006

Have YOU Registered for Boot Camp Yet??

If you haven't, what are you waiting for - a personal invitation?! Well, here it is:

Please join us at the NATPE TV Producers' Boot Camp, July 27-28, 2006, at the Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood, CA.

Happy now? We are! Check out the latest additions to our ever-growing roster of participants:


For Inside the MADtv Writers Room: Dick Blasucci, Showrunner & John Crane, Head Writer

Pitch Pit Catchers

Greenlight Entertainment

Renegade 83

Echelon Entertainment

Table Top Exhibitor

The Transcription Studio

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Friday, 12 May 2006

Your Weekend Update

The Boot Camp Roster is filling up! Check out the latest additions:

Confirmed Speakers

Russell Hickey - Claims Counsel, Media/Professional Insurance for Copyright Protection session

Angela Shelton - Doc Filmmaker, "Searching for Angela Shelton" for Production Case Study

Confirmed Pitch Pit Catchers



Rebel Entertainment


TV Guide

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Monday, 08 May 2006

Wind Up Those Pitches

Here are the latest confirmed Pitch Pit Catchers:

Distraction Formats

Lion TV

Madison Road


High Noon Entertainment

Vin di Bona Productions

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Wednesday, 03 May 2006

Gosh... You're Not Like Those Other Pitch Festivals!

Yeah, we get that a lot. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

  • Varied sessions. Popular basics like Hollywood 101: Breaking and Entering will be back and exciting, new sessions like Trailer Mechanics have been added to the agenda.
  • Emphasis on technology and new media; business and licensing issues; intellectual property concerns.
  • Specific, focused pitch coaching: reality, lifestyle, short form, sitcom, scripted drama & fact based programming.
  • Interactive sessions! Bring your laptop to enhance the experience of Hands On Buzz Marketing.
  • Cocktails, networking and more cocktails at the Sunset Over Sunset Happy Hour.
  • And finally, you wanted longer pitch meetings and we're gonna give 'em to you! This year, you'll have 10 minutes to pitch and a 5 minute break in between appointments.

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Thursday, 27 April 2006

Speakers & Catchers & Sponsors, Oh My!

We're putting together a strong program for Boot Camp 2006! Here's a brief update on our latest confirmed participants...

Festival Board:

Mark Itkin, William Morris Agency


TVtracker is putting together a presentation on Studio Development Slates

Jeremy Whitham, BBC Acquisitions, for Roundtable Chat

Phil Gurin for Indie Producers' Survival Guide Session

Jacquie Jordan for Development Diagnosis Clinic



Pie Town Productions

E! Entertainment

Style Network

Sponsors, Partners & Supporters:

Fox will help sponsor 5 Boot Camp scholarships for a Fox Diversity Fellowship program.

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Monday, 24 April 2006

The Good Kind of Virus!

Check out this interview with 2006 Boot Camp Speaker, Gregg Spiridellis of JibJab and get some insight into the world of viral and brand marketing…

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Wednesday, 19 April 2006

Get To Know Anthony Zuiker

He went from Las Vegas casino tram operator to Creator/Executive Producer of all three programs in the CSI franchise and is now the showrunner for CSI: NY!

Looking for inspiration? Read about our 2006 Boot Camp Graduation Lunch Keynote Speaker here:

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Tuesday, 18 April 2006

Just Tell Me What You Want

Here's a great interview with Boot Camp favorite Pat Quinn.  Read what Pat looks for in a literary client, what she's not looking for and her tips for making connections in the industry.

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Friday, 14 April 2006

Big News, BIG Names

It’s only mid-April and the speaker line-up for Boot Camp 2006 is already smokin’ hot!

Confirmed speakers include Byron Allen, Gregg Spiridellis of JibJab and super-agent Pat Quinn. Anthony Zuiker, Creator and Executive Producer of CSI, will be our keynote speaker at the Boot Camp graduation lunch. 

Keep checking back here at Penthouse 10 and on the Boot Camp homepage for more announcements, speaker updates and attendee tips!

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Monday, 29 August 2005

Thanks to Pam Silverman

I want to extend a super big thank you to NATPE staffer Pam Silverman for all her help with Boot Camp.  Somehow her name was omitted on the staff list in the Boot Camp program, but she was a key person in putting together this year's program!!

Pam was on the "front lines" answering attendee questions, coordinating workshop and clinic sign ups, pulling together research on pitching and the industry and posting it to our site, and filling in WHEREVER we needed help.  We couldn't have done it without her, and I personally am very grateful for her front line support. 

Christina Andrews

Director of Event Programming, NATPE

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