By Sahil Patel
The IAWTV is partnering with festival organizer Just for Laughs to launch Pitch ’Til Your Sides Pitch, a program for web-series creators to submit ideas for comedy shows in front of industry professionals.
The program will take place during Just for Laughs ComedyPro, the conference and industry portion of the annual Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
“Just For Laughs ComedyPro is the premier place to pitch to decision-makers in TV and online,” said ComedyPro director Paul Ronca in a statement. “Several of our past pitches are now in production and that’s the strongest proof of the program’s success.”
Ronca is referring to shows like “Bill & Sons Towing,” which was just picked up by My Damn Channel, and former “pitchers” Mark Little and Daniel Beirne, who now have a deal with Cracked.com.
The competition is open to international applicants ages 18 and over. Deadline for submissions, which require a $45 submission fee, is 12am PT on May 9, 2014.
The session itself will take place on Saturday, July 26, at 1pm at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. Just for Laughs ComedyPro runs from July 24–26.