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Los Angeles, CA – May 28, 2014 – Talpa Media Group has announced the dates for the 2nd Annual Talpa Pitchfest to take place September 22-26, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Talpa Pitchfest invites creative individuals and companies with an original idea for a TV format to submit their ideas for consideration (by June 20th) for the chance to meet with John de Mol, Emmy Award winning executive producer and creator of “The Voice,” “Utopia,” “Big Brother,” “Deal Or No Deal,” and “Fear Factor” and the Talpa creative team.

Talpa Pitchfest provides a unique opportunity for the creative community, including both established producers as well as new creative talent to present their ideas for a television show to one of the most successful international content development companies. Last year over 60 established producers and emerging creatives participated in Talpa Pitchfest, and four co-development deals were closed by Talpa Media Group.

“There are so many creative people both inside and outside the industry that have great ideas for television shows but feel they don’t have a way to have their idea heard,” said John de Mol, Executive Producer, Talpa Media Group. “Talpa Pitchfest could be the option these creative people have been looking for.”

The deadline to participate in Talpa Pitchfest is June 20th and may be submitted by visiting www.talpapitchfest.com All website submissions will be reviewed and the selected creative talent will be invited to meet with John de Mol and the Talpa development team September 22-26 2014 in Los Angeles.

About Talpa Media

Talpa Media USA is a division of Talpa Media Group, based in Holland, and is the holding firm that incorporates John de Mol’s media activities and serves as a development, production, and distribution company for formats for television and new media platforms. Genres include unscripted/reality, entertainment, infotainment, factual, game shows, fiction, comedy, and feature films. Talpa International is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa’s formats and finished series. Talpa has its own record label: 8ball Music and Global Management and Talent Agency. For more information, visit www.talpa.tv

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