Applicants are invited to submit a brief proposal with an unscripted series idea that balances innovative production techniques with compelling storytelling; visionary concepts that blur the line between the real world and the digital world.

SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT IN UNSCRIPTED TELEVISION

12 JULY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Dark Slope Studios, the Toronto-based virtual production and metaverse gaming company, today announces the launch of their virtual production fellowship. Announced by CEO Raja Khanna at the Banff World Media Festival, the studio will be open to accepting format pitches for the next technology-driven prime time reality show (unscripted series) obsession. Applications will be accepted starting Monday July 19th 2021.

Applicants are invited to submit a brief proposal with an unscripted series idea that balances innovative production techniques with compelling storytelling; visionary concepts that blur the line between the real world and the digital world. Dark Slope Studios will be looking for concepts that introduce virtual reality experiences into conventional linear television shows, make use of deep fake facial tracking elements, or combine the use of LED screens and virtual production workflows into a unique, highly original new format of factual entertainment.  

The company will review all the applications and select one to three finalists. All proposals will be considered and each finalist will be awarded $5000 CAD and a chance to negotiate a development deal with Dark Slope Studios. Development deals will include mentorship sessions, travel to the RealScreen conference, and investments into concept development, concept art, prototypes and more. 

The prizes awarded are for the best original ideas as judged by Dark Slope and their evaluators. A minimum of one prize will be awarded. The finalist will retain all rights. Dark Slope Studios will secure an exclusive right of negotiation with the finalist for 6 months, the finalists are under no obligation to work with Dark Slope. Interested applicants are encouraged to sign up here and submit their full application once submissions open on July 19th.

“We are looking for unscripted series ideas that appeal to a global audience. We’re a nimble, ever evolving company with strong industry roots and are looking to support the next generation of talent by providing seasoned guidance in an environment that encourages experimentation.” Dan Fill, President, Dark Slope Studios.

Dark Slope Studios balances technical innovation with world-class storytelling in factual entertainment.  The company is on the vanguard of innovative production techniques with its proprietary Flex KS production pipeline that integrates full body and facial motion tracking with the use of LED screens, green screens and real-time rendering  to create animation, FX, real time integrated live action, and gaming content.

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ABOUT DARK SLOPE STUDIOS 
Founded in 2018, Dark Slope Studios pushes the boundaries of multi-sensory entertainment center spectacles, virtual reality experiences, immersive games, and motion capture-driven virtual production for television. From it’s 8000 square foot studio, Dark Slope Studios leverages its warehouse-scale virtual production stage with proprietary pipeline, tools, workflows and game-engine technology in order to bring world class creative properties to life. Based in Toronto, and with a global workforce, Dark Slope Studios combines advanced technologies with compelling storytelling to reimagine the future of entertainment. Visit https://darkslopestudios.com/ to learn more.  

MEDIA CONTACT 
Rakhee Sapra
rakhee.sapra@darkslope.com
905.334.3516