AUSTIN PUBLIC - SERIES APPLICATION FORM

Upcoming Season: FALL/WINTER 2022  - October 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Priority Application Period: 
September 1st 2022 @ 8PM - September 11th 2022 @ 11:59PM

Go to www.austinfilm.org/austin-public/series to see your series status
SERIES POLICIES

A Series is defined as a show (with at least 20% original content) that is cablecast weekly on the same day, time and channel during a 4-month season with a total running time of 28:30 and 58:30 (or up to 1:28:30 or 1:58:30 for live-remote or pre-recorded shows). All current Producers, who have completed Media Policy, are eligible to apply for a Series. Series are limited to 1 live studio application per Producer during the priority application period. A Series is a privilege, not a right.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The allocation of Series time slots are based on a first come first served application process with consideration for live shows, studio space requirements, studio availability, channel availability and TRT (Total Running Time) priority. Any scheduling conflicts will be made known to the Producers shortly after the priority application period ends and resolved based on the discretion of the Station Manager and the Station Engineer. Once you are approved for a time slot, you'll be required to submit your first week's file and make your payment. The payment link will be emailed out with your series approval notification. 


LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED STUDIO SERIES:

Weekly Studio Series are available during pre-determined slots. These slots will be listed in the "Studio Time" options seen below on this application. A studio series show must justify the space requirement for Studio 1. Series allocations will be made with respect to those space requirements and whether a show is live or pre-recorded. Non-Live Studio Series will be required to have a pre-recorded series air weekly to maintain good standing for their weekly studio time. The Station Manager will work with you to find a slot to air your pre-recorded content after you apply for studio time. 


LIVE REMOTE SERIES:

The Live Remote Series are live shows produced off-site at another location and all that is needed is streaming software and internet access. Remote Series are available during any open day, time and channel within a 24-hour day. Tech support will only be available during staff work hours. To setup a custom RTMP feed for remote streaming please email charles@austinfilm.org 

 

PRE-EMPTIONS:

Space and airtime preemptions can occur based on the discretion of the Station Manager with the following policies: no more than 2-times in a row in a 4-month Season and no more than 4 times in a 4-month Season. Austin Public staff will do its best to focus our programming and rentals during the open studio availability on Wednesday through Saturday and Producers will be given at least a 7-day notice of a pre-emption. 

PRODUCER INFORMATION





SERIES INFORMATION





Please upload your file by Sunday, September 25th.  
PRE-RECORDED & LIVE REMOTE SERIES - AIRTIME 
If you’re applying for a pre-recorded or live-remote series then please select your top three choices below. All 3 choice fields are required.       

FIRST CHOICE - PRE-RECORDED OR LIVE REMOTE SHOW




SECOND CHOICE - PRE-RECORDED OR LIVE REMOTE SHOW




THIRD CHOICE - PRE-RECORDED OR LIVE REMOTE SHOW



LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED STUDIO SERIES - STUDIO TIME 
If you’re applying for a live or pre-recorded studio series then please fill in the following questions and select your top three choices below. 
  
 

Anyone operating the studio equipment with you needs to be crew certified. At least two crew members are required in Studio 1 for a weekly series. Please list all of your crew members below (required):


If you are requesting Studio 1 then please also fill out the following questions: 


Please explain the size of your production and how you will utilize the space in studio 1.



All studio slots listed below can accommodate 28:30 and 58:30 show productions.

 

Please select your top three choices for your weekly studio day and time. All 3 choice fields are required. 


FIRST CHOICE - STUDIO SHOW



SECOND CHOICE - STUDIO SHOW



THIRD CHOICE - STUDIO SHOW



The Priority Application Period is September 1st @ 8pm -  September 11th @ 11:59pm. Any Applications created outside that timeframe will not be considered for first priority. This application form is the only requirement to be approved for a series during the Priority Application Period. 

Once approved, please submit your digital file (first week's file or back up file) by Sunday, September 25th. The payment link will be sent out in a series approval email on September 13th. The payment amounts will be:

  • $10 - 28:30 Series
  • $15 - 58:30 Series
  • $20 - 1:28:30 Series
  • $25 - 1:58:30 Series

Go to www.austinfilm.org/austin-public/series to see your series status after January 18th. Series will be assigned slots during the week of January 18th (after MLK day). By submitting this form you agree to all terms listed on this application as well as Austin Public's policies and Procedures.