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The Asian Pitch Opens Call for Entries


The Asian Pitch (TAP) is now accepting entries for its annual funding scheme.

TAP is a collaboration between NHK in Japan, KBS in Korea and PTS in Taiwan aimed at discovering new talent in the region and uncovering compelling local human-interest stories told by local people that will attract global attention. Selection is based on original Asian or unusual treatments of existing human-interest stories, original programs that depict Asia’s societal transition and human-interest stories that will excite Asian public broadcasters as well as the international community.

The deadline for submissions is May 18, with the shortlisted entrants presenting to a panel of producers from NHK, KBS and PTS in July. This year’s pitching panel will be held in Seoul, South Korea.

The winning entries will be commissioned by the broadcasters, which will retain the rights. Looking Glass International will be responsible for the international distribution of the winning documentaries and the TAP catalog.

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at


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