Attention SWPA Entertainment Technology Companies and Creators! We want to connect you with the Hollywood Film Industry — Enter your work in the Pittsburgh-to-Hollywood Awards now!

The Pittsburgh Entertainment Technology Project is now accepting entries

for the 2011 Pittsburgh-to-Hollywood Awards, presented in partnership

with the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Design, Art and Technology Awards.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: FEBRUARY 28, 2011

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Are you part of an entertainment technology-related company in the Pittsburgh region?

Do your products have the potential to become part of the nationwide movie-making, distribution or merchandising industry?
The Pittsburgh Entertainment Technology Project wants your company to become part of the growing creative tech ecosystem in our region — and is awarding Hollywood trade missions to southwestern Pennsylvania’s most innovative entertainment technology related companies. Applicants should be based in the Pittsburgh region and have market-ready products or technologies to pitch to professionals in the major motion picture industry.

Award recipients will be announced at the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 2011 Design, Art and Technology Awards on April 28, 2011. The companies with the most viable products, services, or technologies will become finalists and recipients of the award ceremony’s Grand Prizes: The Pittsburgh-to-Hollywood Awards, which includes a trip to Los Angeles to pitch your company’s offerings to Hollywood producers and motion picture industry buyers. This West Coast trip will include the opportunity to showcase regionally-created products that interface with the national film industry – including, but not limited to: gaming, product design, mobile applications, robotics, new media advertising, merchandising, web and video.

Finalists: A list of finalists will be announced by March 30, 2011. The number of finalists will be determined by the scope of applicants. Not all applicants will become finalists. Not all finalists will become award winners.

Finalists will receive:

  • The opportunity to win a 2011 Pittsburgh-to-Hollywood DATA Award, announced during the 2011 Awards Ceremony on April 28.
  • One ticket to the exclusive VIP event with Cirque du Soleil prior to the event
  • The opportunity to showcase products and artwork during the 2011 DATA Awards Event and New Media Exhibition on April 28.
  • Coverage in TEQ Magazine

Winners: Multiple companies will be awarded a 2011 Pittsburgh-to-Hollywood Award. The number of award-winners will be determined by scope of applicants.

Winners will receive:

  • A pitch trip to Hollywood in the summer of 2011, including:

n  An expense-paid trip to Los Angeles, including airfare and lodging

n  One-on-one meetings with leading industry professionals

n  Guest-of-honor attendance at the Pittsburgh Entertainment Technology Project mixer in Los Angeles

For more information, contact Kim Chestney Harvey at kharvey@pghtech.org, or visit www.pghentertainmenttech.org.