PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE “IN TOON WITH TWEENS” ANIMATION CONTEST
Option & Development Deal Prizes Totaling $10,000 CDN Awarded To Top Two Winning Entries
Toronto, Canada (February 8, 2010) – Portfolio Entertainment Inc. unveils
its inaugural “In Toon With Tweens” animation contest, an initiative
designed to encourage creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking by throwing
the doors open to new voices within the global animation community.
Portfolio Entertainment invites animators and creators with serious comedy
chops to submit their original projects – television or multiplatform – for
a chance at $10,000 CDN in cash as part of Option and Development
Agreements. The call for submissions officially opens today, entries must be
received by June 15, 2010 and winners will be notified on September 15,
2010. The contest was announced today by Portfolio Entertainment’s
Co-Founders & Presidents, Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen.
The challenge is to find original comedy submissions that are fresh,
surprising and utterly new for kids 8 to 12 years old. A first prize of
$7,500 CDN will be awarded as part of a two-year Option and Development
Agreement and a second prize of $2,500 CDN as part of a one-year Option and
Development Agreement will go to the runner up.
“Our approach at Portfolio is to break the mold with each new project we
develop,” said Lisa Olfman, Co-Founder and President of the company. “What
better way to nurture emerging talent and encourage established talent to be
fearless, than by throwing open our doors with this animation initiative.”
Through “In Toon With Tweens,” the top 15 finalists, as selected by
Portfolio Entertainment, will also gain unprecedented exposure to industry
decision-makers in kids’ television and new media. The distinguished panel
of Judges will be comprised of Portfolio Entertainment executives,
broadcasters and prominent industry veterans who will be announced in the
Eligibility requirements include some professional industry experience.
Complete guidelines and instructions for submission can be found online at
www.portfolioentertainment.com/contest. Winning entries will be selected by
the panel of Judges based on the most entertaining, innovative and bold