PilotLite Announces Awards

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PilotLite is excited to announce its first quarterly competition, which came to a close September 31, 2008. Determined by members of the PilotLite audience, the three winners will receive over $2000 in cash and additional prizes.

PilotLite is excited to announce its first quarterly competition, which came to a close September 31, 2008. Determined by members of the PilotLite audience, the three winners will receive over $2000 in cash and additional prizes.

The Grand Prize winner moves on to the annual contest round where the overall competition winner will be determined and announced in early July 2009. The 2008 PilotLite first-quarter awards will be presented to the following pilots:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Advertise This!

Director: Del Matthew Bigtree
Description:
After the death of their mentor, two marketing gurus must make peace if the advertising firm is to survive.
Length: 00:22:25
http://www.pilotlite.com/video/video/79/Advertise-This
SECOND PRIZE WINNER
What She's Having

Director: Matthew C. Johnson
Description:
Life is full of daily drama. Two women face the rigors of single and married life together.
Length: 00:18:56
http://www.pilotlite.com/video/video/54/What-Shes-Having
THIRD PRIZE WINNER
Ghost Raiders

Director: Jason Williams
Description
A team of friends band together in an attempt to get a television deal by documenting their adventures in exposing ghosts on camera.
Length: 00:29:03
http://www.pilotlite.com/video/video/72/Ghost-Raiders
Forty-four pilots were submitted for this quarter's competition. Winners were selected from both narrative, reality and documentary categories.

Highlights from the Awards presentation, including the films can be seen on the Contest website: http://www.pilotlite.com

"We are delighted to have these new pilots as part of our competition. They represent an enormous amount of talent and energy," said Joseph Matheny, co-founder of PilotLite. Matheny went on to say, "It's especially gratifying to see what a diverse group of pilots our audience selected."

PilotLite's purpose is to serve as a vehicle, connecting the artist to the public with the goal of generating a studio contract or an online series. Already generating press for the filmmakers, PilotLite's grand prizewinner director Del Bigtree was featured in KTLA and WGN News's CYBERGUY show in a segment titled, "Getting Internet Famous".

"Whenever you have an opportunity to discover and nurture new talent, it rejuvenates the industry," says veteran producer and PilotLite co-founder, Michael Mailer. Mailer further elaborates, "PilotLite will be a great launching pad for future filmmakers and I'm excited to get the ball rolling with our first round of winners."

About PilotLite
In an effort to stimulate conversations between filmmakers and industry executives Pilot Lite showcases both full-length films and television pilots.

Press Information
Welcome to the 2008 PilotLite Press Section.

PilotLite is dedicated to providing members of the press and media with resources about PilotLite and our year-round activities.

We encourage you to become familiar with the site and check back frequently for news and updates, as we have already begun to announce new channels and programs.

All press inquiries should be directed to:
New York office: Alex Walker: alex@pilotlite.com phone: 212-966-9491    
Los Angeles office: Marijana Wotton: marij@pilotlite.com phone: 424-228-4988

Press Releases & Collateral Material
Press releases are distributed via email, and are also available online.

Requests for press access to any of the Festival's year-round activities should be made on an individual basis by contacting PilotLite directly.

PilotLite Blog
One of the best ways to keep current is by visiting the PilotLite blog
http://www.pilotlite.com/blog.

PilotLite Sponsorship
PilotLite offers opportunities to connect sponsors with ever-growing, and often untapped, audiences. For information on how to become a Pilot Lite Sponsor please contact Alex Walker in our New York office:alex@pilotlite.com or our Marijana Wotton in our Los Angeles office: marij@pilotlite.com

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