Producer Looking for IP (BaM/PS&D/Nexus)

Application Process
1] Read the information below
2] Consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ); link at end of this page
3] Download the application form (at the end of this page)

* Deadline: 15 June 2021 *

 

Background

If you are a producer who does not have pitch-ready scripts ready to show to financiers but you instead are seeking new content to develop, you can apply to attend 37ºSouth’s Books at MIFF (BaM) and/or 37ºSouth: Nexus and/or 37ºSouth: Post Script & Direct (PS&D).

37ºSouth’s Books at MIFF (BaM) promotes links between publishers, film financiers and producers to foster book-to-screen adaptations and comprises:

  • a case-study panel discussion on recent adaptations and public pitching by publishers of up to 10 books they want to see made into films;
  • scheduled one-to-one meetings for publishers with film/TV producers & financiers and a Networking event

37ºSouth’s Nexus fosters links and business between screen adaptation IP rights holders of varying formats (including podcasts, musicals, games, stage-plays, news articles, online content) and the film/TV industry to foster screen adaptations of these formats. The module includes curated one-to-one meetings and a networking event.

37ºSouth: PostScript&Direct (PS&D) enables selected scriptwriters and directors to meet with 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap’s registered producers with curated one-to-one meetings a networking event.

MIFF 37ºSouth: Books at MIFF (BaM) submission/registration conditions and benefits > Thursday only:

This part of the form below is for Australia/NZ producers who do not have pitch-ready screen project slates ready to pitch at MIFF 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap and instead wish to source new material to develop from publishers at 37ºSouth’s Books at MIFF (BaM).

Successful applicants will receive a Thursday-only photo lanyard 37ºSouth’s Books at MIFF pass, which includes:

  • Attendance at books-to-screen case study seminar
  • Attendance at public pitching of books ripe for screen adaptation
  • Invite to buffet lunch networking function
  • Entry to Thursday’s MIFF 37°South Market Official Opening Drinks

And, subject to the requests of publishers:

  • Personal diary of meetings with publishers (meetings allocated by 37ºSouth staff primarily on basis of publisher preferences so securing meetings or the number of meetings cannot be guaranteed)

MIFF 37ºSouth: Nexus submission/registration conditions & benefits > Friday:

This part of the form below is for Australia/NZ producers who do not have pitch-ready screen project slates ready to pitch at MIFF 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap and instead wish to source new material to develop from selected IP rights holders at 37ºSouth’s Nexus.

Successful applicants will receive a Friday photo lanyard 37ºSouth: Nexus pass, which includes:

  • Invite to buffet lunch networking function
  • Access to Friday morning and afternoon State of Play panel sessions
  • Personal diary of meetings with IP rights holders (meetings allocated by 37ºSouth staff primarily on basis of IP holders preferences so securing meetings or the number of meetings cannot be guaranteed)
  • Invite to evening networking function

MIFF 37ºSouth: PostScript&Direct (PS&D) submission/registration conditions > Saturday/Sunday:

This part of the form is for Australia/NZ producers who do not have pitch-ready screen project slates ready to pitch at MIFF 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap and instead wish to source new contacts and material to develop by meeting with selected writers/directors/creatives at 37ºSouth’s PostScript&Direct (PS&D).

Successful applicants will receive a Saturday/Sunday photo lanyard 37ºSouth: PostScript&Direct pass, which includes:

  • Invite to buffet lunch networking functions on Saturday & Sunday
  • Access to Saturday & Sunday State of Play panel sessions
  • Personal diary of meetings with selected writers/directors/creatives
  • Invite to 37ºSouth Market Sunday evening Closing Drinks

General Notes:

  • Costs of transport to, and accommodation in, Melbourne to be covered by the producer.
  • Only ONE producer per project will receive a photo lanyard entitling them for entry to meetings, events and functions. If extra members of your creative team or producers associated with you wish to also attend 37ºSouth, they may submit a separate application. If both applicants are selected you may elect to take meetings together if you wish. Please indicate on your application if you wish to link with another applicant for meetings should you both be selected. By applying, you agree to the one producer per application/lanyard rule.
  • Should your application be successful, you will receive a detailed diary for your visit on or around 02 August 2021. You also agree that 37ºSouth Market may use any photos taken of you during the events.
  • You also agree that 37ºSouth Market may use any photos taken of you during the events.

Application Form

Be sure to include relevant credits for all Secured and Attached Personnel on the application form. For each person, please include credits as follows: Great Film (s), Superb Film (f), Excellent Program (t). NOTE: f=feature film; t=TV; s=short; w=web series.

Questions? See the FAQ page