How to submit your work to
Programming decisions will be made during the summer,
and the season begins in the fall. Submissions are welcome
Image Union is a 30 minute show, so the work we select
must be 26 minutes or less. If we need to edit your
work, we will only do so with your input.
For preview we accept VHS or 3/4". For broadcast
we need one of the following: Beta SP, Beta SX, Digi-Beta,
1" or D2. Screening copies become the property
of WTTW11 and will not be returned.
Rights and Payment
Our standard license fee that we pay filmmakers is $25
per minute. The program is broadcast only within the
WTTW viewing area, and the license is non-exclusive.
What to send
Please include a synopsis of your film. Clearly write
your name, address and phone number on the tape label,
along with the name of your piece and its length. Do
not send your tape in a shredded paper-type padded envelope
(the paper dust gets into the tape and onto the video
heads). Use a box or an envelope padded with bubbles.
Screening copies become the property of WTTW 11 and
will not be returned.
You are responsible for obtaining all the necessary
releases for people, music, footage, photos, etc. Music
published by ASCAP or BMI need not be cleared because
public television has a blanket license. (Most popular
music is ASCAP or BMI, and it is usually listed somewhere
on the recording. If youre not sure, both ASCAP
and BMI have searchable databases at their web sites.)
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