KCRW seeks pitches for various shows

KCRW's Independent Producer project wants YOUR ideas. Thanks @ryankailath for the heads up! -Mia

KCRW’s Independent Producer Project is looking for independent contributors to pitch stories to the following KCRW programs:   

KCRW is seeking timely pieces running from 4 to 8 minutes in length for local broadcasts ofMorning Edition and All Things Considered. Ideal pitches will add depth and insight to a relevant topic of local or national importance. Topics may include local or statewide politics, technology, healthcare, education, poverty, drought, environment, business, immigration and entertainment.

KCRW’s Which Way, LA?, hosted by Warren Olney, is seeking topical pitches for stories from 5 to 7 minutes in length for its daily public affairs show, which explores issues affecting Southern California. Stories should be hard-hitting and rooted in comprehensive reporting. Topics may include city and state-wide politics, drought, transportation, trends in demographic shifts, policy and big real estate developments. Stories that have national implications but roots in California are encouraged.

KCRW’s The Business hosted by Kim Masters is seeking both narrated and non-narrated features from 4 to 10 minutes in length for its weekly broadcast and podcast about the ‘business’ side of show business. Looking for offbeat stories from inside the entertainment industry. Topics might include the intersection of entertainment and technology, changing consumption habits, stories from below the line, and stories about creative approaches to the challenges of funding and distribution.

KCRW’s DnA, hosted by Frances Anderton is seeking audio and video pieces of various lengths for its twice monthly broadcast and podcast. Ideal segments will take a unique approach to exploring issues of importance in our designed world. Broad themes include mobility, community and transportation. DnA also seeks producers who are located near national and international design events (Mexico City Design Week, New York Fashion Week, Venice Biennale etc.) and can provide coverage.

KCRW’s Good Food, Evan Kleiman’s weekly hour-long show about food, culture, and the politics of consumption, is seeking pieces from 4 to 12 minutes in length for upcoming broadcast. Stories should not be restaurant reviews or trend pieces. Using rich scene tape and colorful character, stories should reveal something about our own selves through the experience of food. Stories written using a specific voice and point of view are encouraged. Stories that explore emerging communities in Los Angeles through food is encouraged.

KCRW’s UnFictional is seeking documentaries and personal stories running anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes in length. Ideal pitches will contain a strong narrative or forward momentum. UnFictional loves to explore corners of America and the world where a seemingly tiny story may prove to have big stakes. Even better are pieces with an unexpected twist that may provoke or possibly even disturb. You can listen to past episodes of the program to get a sense of the show’s tone.

To submit your pitch, go to www.kcrw.com/ipp and click ‘Pitch a Story.’ Feel free to email ipp@kcrw.org with any questions.

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