2014 Program Overview December 2, 2013 PROGRAM OVERVIEW Objective: The SPRITE Films™ initiative seeks to provide opportunities for up and coming film students across America and to showcase their talent while expressing a point of view through short film. SPRITE is challenging students from top film schools to develop a 50-second film. The winner of the Green Ribbon Panel award will receive a contract job to work for Sprite and The Coca-Cola Company and will also have their film screened nationally across theatres in August 2014. Here is how the 2014 program will work…. PROGRAM TIMING • Call For Entries December 9 – January 10 • Script Selection January 11– January 26 • Notification January 27 – January 31 • Production and Marketing Plan Development February 1 – February 28 • Editing/Post Production March 1 – March 15 • Finalist Premiere @ Cinemacon w/o March 24 • GRP Judging & On-Line Viewing and Voting March 24 – May 16 • GRP and V&V Winner Announced By June 10th PROGRAM OVERVIEW • 22 film schools • 6 scripts/finalists chosen • Finalists will receive $10,000 to produce their :50 film • SPRITE® will send ALL finalists to CinemaCon. Films will PREMIERE at event. • The Sprite Films program will be featured for a minimum of one month on cups, popcorn bags, movie theater displays Nationwide • Two Ways to Be A Winner Green Ribbon Panel Juried Vote Fan Favorite Voting • The Green Ribbon Panel winner will receive a chance to work on a Sprite brand project with an agency that does business with The Coca-Cola Company and will also have their film screened nationally across select theatres in August 2014. • Fan Favorite Winner will receive a trip for 4 to AFI Fest 2014. 2014 SPRITE FILMS CHALLENGE TM Your task is to develop a :50 second script that: • showcases leaving one’s mark on the world through self-expression in urban culture • shares the relentless pursuit of leaving one’s mark • creates a story that boldly tells your point of view. The film is not intended to be a commercial and should not look like one. It should be an engaging piece of content that organically includes Sprite brand visual identity elements or product. Whatever direction you take, be sure to elevate the concept of leaving one’s mark on the world through self-expression. Some urban culture/lifestyle examples include: • Music ● Fashion • Dance ● Entrepreneurialism • Basketball ● Street Art SCRIPT CHALLENGE • Eligible students may submit scripts and storyboards as an individual or as part of a team. Up to two eligible students may form a team ("Team"). • You can be part of only 1 Team but you can submit as many scripts as you’d like for consideration. • The script should be no more than 1-2 pages in length and the storyboard should follow the template provided. STORYBOARD TEMPLATE Name of Script:__________________________________ Shot #: Shot #: Shot #: Action:____________________ __________________________ Effects:____________________ Action:____________________ __________________________ Effects:____________________ Action:____________________ __________________________ Effects:____________________ Shot #: Shot #: Shot #: Action:____________________ __________________________ Effects:____________________ Action:____________________ __________________________ Effects:____________________ Action:____________________ __________________________ Effects:____________________ FINALIST PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS • Should your script be chosen for production, you will be required to produce the Film for $10,000 or less using the Sprite program SAG Commercials Contract Sprite Films program SAG “Commercials Contract” requirements: o You may not have more than 10 actors total o All actors will be paid a flat fee of $500 per day. Even non SAG actors and actors that would normally be considered extras o Actors will be paid for rehearsal days o If an actor provides their own wardrobe there is an additional $30 fee they will need to be paid o All shoot days are based on an 8 hour day o Weekend shoots are permitted o No underage actors permitted. If you have someone depicted as 13 years or younger in your script they must have an adult in the scene at all times and cannot be shown drinking a beverage. • See Official Rules for Storyboard and Script Requirements, and Content Restrictions. SPRITE 101 BRAND BACKGROUND Whether music, hip hop culture or basketball, Sprite® has been a cultural advocate that has embraced urban ideology and encouraged creativity, selfexpression and authenticity. Sprite believes that urban culture has evolved and these urban innovators, once glorified for their street credibility, are now glorified for their savvy and entrepreneurial spirit. They aspire to leave their mark, but are purposeful in their pursuits. Sprite Target: Teen Multicultural Young Americans 14-19 Tagline: For the Thirsty™ Theme and Tone: Urban mindset that is authentic, expressive and inspiring SPRITE 101 ® Sprite®quenches the emotional and physical thirst of our consumers by being both a curator of and an enabler of self expression and a beverage that refreshes them after the work is done THE BRAND DESIRES TO DELIVER A FRESH, AUTHORITATIVE VOICE TO CONNECT WITH OUR TARGET EMOTIONALLY, TO RESONATE WITH THEM, AND TO PRESENT A BELIEVABLE POINT-OF-VIEW THAT ACTIVELY ENGAGES THEM. THE INFLUENTIAL, EVOLVING, AND INSPIRED AFRICAN-AMERICAN TEEN RELENTLESS THIRST FOR SELF-EXPRESSION TO LEAVE THEIR MARK OUR TAGLINE For the Thirsty™… is a rallying cry to those who relentlessly follow their passions wherever they may lead. And Sprite knows this never-ending pursuit of self-expression leaves you with a deep physical thirst, the kind that can be uniquely satisfied with a Sprite SPRITE 101 ® What is Sprite? Confident Honest Self- Expressing Ambitious Inspiring Impactful Multi-Cultural Smart; Witty Bold Cool What is NOT Sprite? Conformity Laziness Trendy Shallow Boring Soft Intense Who Are We Making These Films For? MULTIDIMENSIONAL & THIRSTY TO HAVE THEIR PRESENCE FELT IN THE WORLD AND BE DIFFERENT Content for these teens must be AUTHENTIC, it must be WORTH SHARING Whatever direction you take, be sure to elevate the concept of leaving one’s mark on the world through self-expression. After all, Sprite is for the inspired, the relentless, the unique … Sprite: For the Thirsty™. ® ® SUBMISSIONS & QUESTIONS • All completed submissions are to be sent to [email protected] • Be sure to reference tools such as the Official Rules, Script Brief, and Program Application for more information. • For further questions please contact: Aviva Kleiner Program Coordinator [email protected] THANK YOU!