AUDIBLE PITCH

An audio documentary with global appeal designed to expand the scope of contemporary nonfiction storytelling.

Pitch your audio documentary

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.  If you have an idea for an audio documentary with global appeal that can sustain an entertaining narrative-based audio production of 4-6 hours, along with a clear rationale for why audio is the best format for the content.

Doc Edge and Audible are proud to present Doc Edge Audible Pitch Programme 2019, a new audio documentary initiative designed to expand the scope of contemporary nonfiction storytelling.

Up to eight project ideas will be shortlisted. Selected applicants will have to attend Doc Edge Forum in Auckland (31 May – 1 June, 2019), where they will have the opportunity to pitch to Audible’s representative. Each pitching team will have 10 minutes to pitch their idea.

Up to a total of $10,000 development funding will be distributed across the pitching initiative to successful projects.

We welcome proposals from factual storytellers (documentary makers, podcasters or writers) to submit ideas for a bold original audio documentary that can demonstrate the power of audio storytelling to entertain and spark conversations.

Factual storytellers are now invited to submit ideas for 4-6 hour original audio documentaries, of premium quality and global appeal, with the opportunity for these unique productions to form part of Audible.com.au’s original content slate.

Doc Edge and Audible are keen to ensure diversity in storytelling and are especially interested to hear from Asian and female storytellers.

Audible Original audiobooks and audio series are exclusive audio titles created by diverse storytellers made available on Audible. Recent international Audible Original productions include Evil Has a Name: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation, Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin: The Arc of Love, West Cork, and The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson.

 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a NZ resident or citizen who is 18 years of age or over. S/he must be a professional non-fiction storyteller, podcast creator and/or writer with a recognised broadcast/podcast/screen credit. S/he must submit at least one audio documentary project idea in development, to be further developed with Audible if selected.

Applicants will be required to register to attend Doc Edge Forum 2019 (31 May -1 June) and submit the following:

a. Full details of the applicants (and creative team if any);

b. Copy of applicant’s passport; and

c. A list of your credits as evidence that applicants have one of the following credits:

  • 1 x audio podcast credit;
  • 1 x broadcast documentary credit;
  • 1 x book publishing credit.

d. A 2-3 page proposal outlining your idea including:

  • The title;
  • Logline;
  • Sypnosis;
  • Details of the creative team;
  • Details of any clearances/consent you have already and/or need to gather, e.g. subjects, options etc;
  • The reason why this project is best suited to audio form; and
  • The intended audiences (demographic).

All applications must be submitted by 5pm, 21 May, to pitch@docedge.nz.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas to Audible representatives at Doc Edge Forum in Auckland (31 May – 1 June, 2019), where they will have the opportunity to pitch to Audible’s representative. Each pitching team will have 10 minutes to pitch their idea.

 

 

 

 

 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a NZ resident or citizen who is 18 years of age or over. S/he must be a professional non-fiction storyteller, podcast creator and/or writer with a recognised broadcast/podcast/screen credit. S/he must submit at least one audio documentary project idea in development, to be further developed with Audible if selected.

Registration and attendance at Doc Edge Forum 2019 (31 May -1 June) is required.

You must submit the following:

a. Full details of the applicants (and creative team if any);

b. Copy of your passport; and

c. A list of your credits evidencing that you have one of the following credits:

  • 1 x audio podcast credit;
  • 1 x broadcast documentary credit;
  • 1 x book publishing credit.

d. A 2-3 page proposal outlining your idea including:

  • The title;
  • Logline;
  • Sypnosis;
  • Details of the creative team;
  • Details of any clearances/consent you have already and/or need to gather e.g. subjects, options etc;
  • The reason why this project is best suited to audio form;
  • The intended audiences (demographic)

All applications must be submitted by 5pm, 21 May, to pitch@docedge.nz.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas to Audible representatives at Doc Edge Forum (31 May – 1 June, 2019) in Auckland where they will have the opportunity to pitch to Audible’s representative. Each pitching team will have 10 minutes to pitch their idea.

 

 

a. The applicant agrees to be bound by the rules and terms and conditions as set out by Doc Edge.

b. Entry is open to professional non-fiction storytellers, podcast creators and/or writers with an idea for an original audio documentary production and with 1 x broadcast or published credit in their assigned role.

c. Applications received after 17:00 hrs on Monday 21 May, 2019 will not be accepted. Shortlisted applicants will be informed by Friday 25 May, 2019.

d. Shortlisted applicants must register for a 2-day pass and attend Doc Edge Forum in Auckland from 31 March – 1 June, 2019 to pitch their audio documentary idea.

e. Up to NZD$10,000 of total development funds will be available for successful project pitches. Audible will determine the amount of development funds to be awarded to project/s.

f. The award of the Audible development funds towards any particular project or recipient is subject to the recipient and Audible agreeing to and entering into a Development Services Agreement.

g. By submitting your application to Doc Edge Audible Pitch Programme 2019, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. Doc Edge reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.

h. Doc Edge shall use its best endeavours to treat all submissions confidentially, however, selected applications will be made available to media unless a request is made otherwise.

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