New Contest Open to Producers & Filmmakers of All Levels
Winning Project Will be Telecast on NBCSN and Awarded $10,000
Stamford, Conn – October 29, 2015 – NBC Sports Group announced today the launch of CPTR’D (Captured), a new sports short-form feature contest open to filmmakers of all levels who aspire to follow NBC Sports’ Emmy Award-winning storytelling heritage. Select short-form feature submissions will be presented across NBC Sports Group’s digital platforms, and the winning CPTR’D project will be telecast on NBCSN and will win $10,000.
Beginning November 9, amateur filmmakers with triumphant tales, journalists with hometown stories about local teams, and aspiring filmmakers documenting dramatic moments will all be invited to submit short-form feature projects which run 10 minutes or less, on any sports-related topic. All CPTR’D entries must be submitted by January 12, 2016, are required to include originally shot footage, and are subject to all official rules of the contest. For more information click here: http://www.cptrdcontest.com.
“Storytelling is part of the DNA of NBC Sports Group. CPTR’D allows NBC Sports to reward and encourage filmmakers of all levels, and give them an opportunity to share their stories with a national audience,” said Ron Wechsler, Senior Vice President, Original Productions, NBC Sports Group. “We are excited to launch CPTR’D, and offer this new and unique content to our viewers.”
Five CPTR’D finalists will be announced on February 4, 2016. The films will be posted on http://www.cptrdcontest.com. Beginning that day, visitors to the site will be able to view all finalist selections and vote for their favorite project. All judging of initial CPTR’D submissions will be done by a panel of NBC Sports Group executives, as well as sports and entertainment industry influencers. The first through fifth-place selections will be decided by a collaboration of public and judges votes.
All five CPTR’D finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to Austin, Texas to attend a CPTR’D watch party. First, second and third-place winners of CPTR’D will be announced on March 9, 2016. The second-place finisher will win a camera gear bundle worth $2,500, and third place will win a $1,000 gift card.
Formed in 2015, CPTR’D (Captured) is a sports short-form feature contest created and managed by NBC Sports Group. Select submissions will be presented on http://www.cptrdcontest.com, and the winning projects will be telecast on NBCSN.
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