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new voices is a partnership between one ho and 44 blue productions to discover and give new emerging talent the opportunity to tell their unique stories .

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Resume and CV

  • Bio

  • Collection of past work

  • Ideas for future projects

 
 

your potential collaborators:

 
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WHOOPI GOLDBERG:

Whoopi Goldberg is is an actress, comedian, author and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy awards and is one of the few entertainers to win an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar Award and Tony Award. Her career has spanned three decades and has included acclaimed roles like Celie in the Color Purple and as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost. She has also starred in blockbuster hits such as Sister Act, Sister Act 2, Made in America, The Lion King, Boys On The Side, Ghosts of the Mississippi, How Stella Got Her Grove Back, Girl, Interrupted, For Colored Girls and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Whoopi has also be a moderator on The View since 2007.

 

rasha & stephanie drachkovitch:

Rasha is one of the television industry’s most daring and adventurous producers. Since co-founding 44 Blue in 1984, Rasha has established the company as a leader in non-fiction programming. In pursuit of great stories, he has been stoned in the West Bank, shot at in Soweto, chased by the Yakuza in Tokyo, and he was the first Western producer ever to film inside a Chinese prison. Rasha’s creative vision has taken the company from its original roots in sports and action-adventure programming to the exploration of mass incarceration with the critically acclaimed MSNBC prison docuseries “Lockup,” one of the longest-running series on television, to the redefining of celebrity family docuseries with A&E’s twice Emmy-nominated “Wahlburgers,” produced in association with Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg, and genre-busting first responder documentary series “Nightwatch”, produced in association with Dick Wolf. If he’s not on the road, you can catch him walking on his tread-desk watching his Stanford Cardinal on ESPN.

Former studio executive Stephanie is the leading force behind 44 Blue’s dynamic slate of programming. During stints as Senior Vice President of Development for Warner Bros.Telepictures, and Disney’s Buena Vista TV unit, Stephanie developed for broadcast primetime (“The Bachelor”, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) and syndication (“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” “Ellen”). Her experience has helped shape 44 Blue’s diverse slate, from E!’s top-rated “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry,” Oxygen’s GLAAD Award-winning “Strut,” produced in association with Whoopi Goldberg’s One Ho, syndication’s Emmy-nominated “Family Court With Judge Penny,” Style Network’s Emmy-nominated “Split Ends,” OWN’s Grace Award-winning “Married To The Army: Alaska,” and the upcoming true-crime series “Twisted Sisters” for Investigation ID, produced in association with Khloe Kardashian. Follow Stephanie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sdrachkovitch

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FAQ

What types of projects are eligible for the New Voice Crowdfunding Rally?

We are looking for original series in pre-production, ready to build their audiences and shoot their first episode or teaser.

When can I submit and launch my project to new voices?

You can submit your project now through September 1, 2016; eligible projects must launch on September 5 and crowdfund through October 7, 2016. Your “submission” date is the date you click “Submit for Approval” of your Seed&Spark campaign.

Once I submit a project to new voices, how long does it take until I launch my project (make it go live)?

Once you submit your project, One Ho and 44 Blue Production’s team will provide personalized, comprehensive feedback so you can optimize your campaign. You’ll want to give yourself a week between submitting a project and launching your project to receive and incorporate vital feedback.

What kind of support would one ho and 44 blue productions provide to the participating projects during their crowdfunding campaigns and potentially afterwards?

One Ho and 44 Blue Productions will fully help support your idea by developing it and taking it to market to sell it to networks. One Ho and 44 Blue Productions is committed to promoting and supporting all projects that consistently update their fans throughout the lifecycle of the film and beyond.