Submit Your Pilot!
After the incredible creativity and hard work from the producers of LG15: The Last, we are excited to announce LG15: TSIY2. This is your chance to make the next LG15 series! Submit your ORIGINAL LG15 PILOT and get the chance to see your show be the featured content on LG15.com.
We have listened to the feedback from the community and looked back at the first TSIY and made some changes that we think will make TSIY2 even more successful and rewarding for both the producer of the chosen series and the community.
Sorry about the formal nature of the below, but we want to be very clear and precise about TSIY2. So here you go:
Submitting Your Pilot
Anyone may submit a pilot for TSIY2. The pilots must be submitted between October 1, 2009 and October 15, 2009. Entries will be closed at 11:59 pm PST on October 15, 2009.
If the submission comes from more than one person, the team must appoint one person that will be the point person for the pilot (”Point Person” “You” “Your”). The Point Person must be over the age of 18 and legally able to enter into contracts.
The pilot must be derivative of the LG15 Universe by building upon the mythology of lonelygirl15, KateModern, LG15: The Resistance, LG15: The Last, and OpAphid. For more information on LG15, please read the LGPedia, the #1 resource on all things LG15.
The pilot can either be Episode One of your proposed show or a Pilot Presentation, which gives a general idea of the look and feel of the proposed show. It must be no more than 5 minutes in length.
Upload Your video to YouTube and send the link with Your social show treatment to [email protected] All pilots will be showcased on LG15.com and Inside LG15.
As part of Your pilot treatment, You must list the names of all people entitled to “Created By” and “Executive Producer” credit of Your pilot.
All video submissions must also include an 8-week social show treatment that outlines Your story, characters, and interactivity. Your treatment must incorporate all aspects of a social show. A social show is an experience on a website where a community participates in a specific entertainment property by viewing and discussing videos and other multimedia content, and by interacting with the characters through profile pages, commenting, and chat.
All submitted pilots will be covered by our Terms of Service.
The selected pilot will be announced on October 30, 2009.
If Your Pilot is Chosen:
If Your pilot is chosen to become TSIY2, it will become part of the LG15 canon. You will be required to create one piece of content each day, Monday through Friday. You will be required to produce at least 2 videos per week, plus additional content such as pictures, text blogs, and interactivity.
Prior to announcing the selected pilot, EQAL will reach out to the Point Person and inform them that they have been selected.
The Point Person will then enter into a contract with EQAL whereby EQAL will acquire the rights to Your show. The contract will be a standard contract with the following terms:
You will be paid $5,000 for the rights to your show and to deliver the required materials.
Once receiving the $5,000 you are responsible for producing the 8 week social show and for all costs of production associated with the production of Your show.
All people listed as “Creators” and “Executive Producers” on the pilot submission will receive “Created by” and “Executive Producer” credit in the LGPedia.
You will receive 50% of the net profits from all proceeds from the Your show.
You must have name/likeness releases for all people appearing in your show and the rights to use all music in your show.
You will deliver the first week of content to EQAL on January 4, 2010 and your show will start airing on January 11, 2010.
You will be required to deliver each week’s content every Monday thereafter (e.g. Week 2 is due on January 11, 2010).
Your show will be distributed on the LG15 YouTube account and on a custom show page subdomain of LG15.com (e.g. LG15.com/yourshow)
Marketing Your Show and Other Info.:
EQAL will market Your show by posting it to the LG15 YouTube account, showcasing each new video on the lonelygirl15 YouTube channel video player and the LG15: The Resistance YouTube channel, and sending out tweets when each new video is posted from the LG15 twitter account.
An EQAL producer may consult with you and your production team and review scripts and videos to ensure that your story is consistent with the LG15 Universe and uploaded in a timely manner for the benefit of the community.
Glenn Rubenstein, creator of OpAphid, will provide a vocal cameo as “Brother,” and/or assistance with effects and/or editing for 2-3 minutes of Tachyon-style footage if You should choose to include these characters in Your series. Glenn may provide other help and/or assets to the winner at his sole discretion.
Good Luck! We look forward to watching everyone’s pilots and seeing what the LG15 Community will do with the Breeniverse.
We can do a live chat if that would be helpful. To be honest, I feel that people are more comfortable asking questions here. Let's start with leaving questions here and I will do my best to answer all of them. If we feel that a live chat will be more helpful, I will do that after.
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