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Submitting a Program Proposal
Please fill out the following enclosed documents:
Please realize that UNC-TV receives more than 60 program proposal submissions from independent producers each year. Only a very small number of these programs receive approval from UNC-TV's Editorial Board based on the following criteria:
The Editorial Board decides which projects fit our mission and those we would like to see come to fruition- and our air. Our editorial policy specifies that we work with independent producers in two ways:
With UNC-TV's personnel, facilities, and available financial resources already committed to UNC-TV's own mission-driven productions, we are not in a position to provide funding or to assist outside producers in seeking funding for their programs.
We may, based on review and approval of a rough cut and/or completed program, provide a variety of specific in-kind services, such as program development consultation, online post-production editing, broadcast promotion, and program distribution through our statewide network and through PBS and other public television stations and distribution outlets.
Projects that have the best chance of success have content that is directly related to UNC‑TV's current programming mission and priorities, have experienced television professionals working on them, and come fully funded.
Things to consider when submitting a program proposal to UNC-TV:
Once your completed proposal is returned, UNC-TV's Editorial Board will review it within six weeks.
For information on corporate and foundation funding credits, we have included a copy of UNC-TV's Underwriting Guidelines and excerpts from PBS's Underwriting Guidelines. For valuable information on packaging standards, delivery specifications and underwriting requirements for producing independent productions for public television, please see the following PBS Web sites:
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