About TVNZ New Blood 2018
After kicking off a nationwide search for a brand new web series in 2017, the TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition is back for year two – with some exciting changes.
*Applications are now closed for 2018. The Top 15 are now sitting with our panel. Stay tuned for an announcement on the finalists next month!*
What’s it all about?
Last year saw hopefuls submitting pilots for our judging panel’s consideration. The talented finalists then went head to head in a public vote which saw Oddly Even win $100,000 to bring their show to life.
What’s new in 2018?
Rather than entering a pilot, we asked hopefuls to send through written proposals, opening up the competition to more people than ever!
A top 15 was chosen, and one member from each team had the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop, at TVNZ’s head office in Central Auckland. The top 15 then had a chance to resubmit their proposals, and from there our judging panel will select five finalists who will receive $5,000 each to create a pilot.
Once the top five pilots have been made it’s over to the most important judges of all – the New Zealand public! All five pilots will be uploaded to our website for the public to view and then vote for their favourite. The pilot with the most votes will join Oddly Even in the winners club, taking the top prize of $100,000 to make their web series dream come true.
• Monday 17 September - Top Five announcement/public voting begins
• Friday 12 October - Public voting closes
• Week commencing Monday 15 October - Winner announced