BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series /

BRIC TV Open Pitch

Come pitch your television series idea directly to BRIC TV producers!


Nov 16, 2017 • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Pictured (clockwise, l to r): Kuye Youngblood, Head of Development and Production, BRIC TV; Anthony Riddle, Director of Community Media, BRIC; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer, BRIC TV; Skye MacLeod, Associate Director of Media Education, BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech Team

Have an idea for a television series that you want to see air on BRIC TV? This is your chance to pitch your show idea directly to BRIC TV! You will have 5 minutes to introduce your idea and sell your show (make it good folks!), and then our esteemed panel of judges will give you 5 minutes of feedback.

There are only 20 slots available for this pitch session. Get yours before it's gone!


At the end of the session, you will find out if we are interested in moving forward with your show or whether it needs revisions. Bring your show idea, treatment, short video examples, and anything else you need to pitch your show. The judges will be:

Anthony Riddle is director of community media at BRIC. Riddle has served in a variety of national leadership roles prior to joining the staff at BRIC in February 2013, including a long and celebrated association with Public Access television. He has served as executive director for three major market Public Access organizations— Atlanta’s People TV, Minneapolis Telecommunications Network, and Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Riddle represented the field in Washington, DC as the executive director of the Alliance for Community Media and later served as general manager for WBAI FM in New York. Riddle also served on a panel set up by President Carter to assist the former Soviet states in establishing democratic media.

Aziz Isham is a filmmaker, publisher and digital media specialist, and the co-founder of ArcadeSunshine Media, reKiosk and GoodFight Media. He has produced and developed documentary series for History, Discovery Channel, A&E, National Geographic along with several independent and feature projects. He is currently the Executive Producer of BRIC TV, a non-profit cable and news channel focusing on stories on and about Brooklyn. His essays have been published in The Huffington Post and Digital Book World, and he has been a featured speaker at NYU, DocSummit, MediaBistro, and DC Week and was a faculty member at CUNY Publishing Institute. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Kuye Youngblood is an Emmy award-winning producer who has worked in both independent and corporate media. She is currently the Head of Development & Production at BRIC TV. Her responsibilities include creative development of new series including The Great Pretender with filmmaker Nathan Silver (Tribeca) and collaborating with teams of dynamic media makers. She oversees scripted series, was the Executive Producer for the Miami Web Fest nominated Brooklynification and part of the management team forThe Show About The Show (Tribeca). She was also Series Producer for Neighborhood Beat, a show about Brooklyn’s amazing neighborhoods.  Prior to BRIC, she worked in the corporate sector, producing content for television networks including BMW and MINI USA. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Kuye still lives, works, and occasionally whips-up gluten-free treats there!

Skye MacLeod is an educator, filmmaker, and team leader with over 15 years of experience working in New York City and abroad. MacLeod is successful managing production teams, piloting and leading complex educational projects, and forging partnerships. He has extensive experience training teachers to integrate digital media in a wide array of educational contexts. MacLeod is a graduate of Skidmore College (B.A. Music, 1999) and Teachers College of Columbia University (Ed. M, Instructional Technology, 2009). MacLeod is passionate about helping others tell their stories through civic engagement, education, and collaboration.

Perfect Your Pitch Worksheet!
We want you to succeed and we know that you want to succeed but great success comes with great preparation. Here are some great resources to ensure that you walk into your next pitch prepared and ready for success.

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The first-ever BRIC TV Open Pitch is an extremely popular event. If it's showing up as sold out, please complete the following waitlist form. If someone doesn’t show up for their scheduled pitch time we will call you.

Preparing You For Success! 
We're here to help you learn, create, and elevate your film and TV game which is why we've scheduled Practice Your Pitch and the Perfect Your Pitch Panel (part of the Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend) to help prepare you for this BRIC TV Open Pitch.