CHUCK TODD, THE MOVIE
It’s a media hybrid of sorts. There is a new identity on the way for NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.” The Sunday talk staple has joined forces with the American Film Institute to produce a “Meet the Press Film Festival” in the nation’s capital later this fall.
“This festival will feature seven contemporary documentaries — 40 minutes in length or less — about policy and people with an emphasis on untold American stories found far from Washington and New York,” organizers advise.
They are also looking for films and videos. The event offers some serious benefits to the creative crowd: Participating filmmakers will make appearances on NBC News to explain their work and will be eligible for up to $5,000 in “finishing support” from NBC News for such post-production costs as licensing of third party material, music or archival footage.
The clock is ticking, though. The deadline for entering the festival is Sept. 1, and the details are found at AFI.com.