Comedy Central is partnering with IFILM to launch," Comedy Central's Test Pilots," an online competition in search of the next big broadband show. Would-be show creators will get the opportunity to submit one to five-minute pilots to comedycentral.com with the winner receiving a development deal on Comedy Central's broadband channel, "MotherLoad." Live action, animation, sketch or hidden camera any format is acceptable.
"Comedy Central's Test Pilots" will accept submissions May 22 through Aug. 24, 2006. Comedy Central has partnered with IFILM to utilize its innovative user generated content submission platform, which will be accessible via www.comedycentral.com.
"'Comedy Central's Test Pilots' is a chance for our extremely talented and vocal audience to get their foot in the door and wow us with their creativity," said Lou Wallach, svp, original programming and development, Comedy Central. "We get throngs of emails and calls telling us 'I have the best show for Comedy Central.' Well, now is their chance to prove it."
Comedy Central will choose three "staff picks" per week for four consecutive weeks. Those pilots will be streamed on comedycentral.com. These "staff picks" will be rated by the comedycentral.com users each week and the highest rated submission will become a semi-finalist. Once four semi-finalists have been chosen, comedycentral.com users will choose which of the top four pilots will move on to the final competition. In addition to the online viewers' choice, three finalists will be chosen by Comedy Central's panel of judges, which consists of Comedy Central execs.
The grand prizewinner, selected by Comedy Central's panel of judges, will receive a development deal with the network to produce an episodic series on "MotherLoad."
Logon to www.comedycentral.com for more information about "Comedy Central's Test Pilots."
IFILM (www.ifilmcom) is one of the leading video-entertainment destinations on the Web, with the largest collection of viral and user-generated video along with channels of short films, TV clips, and music videos and action sports. IFILM.com delivers more than 30 million streams per month, making it one of the top ten streaming media sites in the world.
Comedy Central (www.comedycentral.com), the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 88 million homes nationwide. Comedy Central is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly owned division of MTV Networks.