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SailorJones Media Wins Prestigious Pitch Contest Toronto Media company shines at the 47 th Annual CINE Awards

Toronto - April 25, 2006 -SailorJones Media is the proud recipient of the 2006, 5 on 5 for 5 Producer's Pitch Session at the 2006 CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Awards held in Washington, DC on April 18, 2006.

5 on 5 for 5 is a pitch session in which five producers with innovative ideas compete for a private pitch opportunity within Discovery Communications and a $500 honorarium from Discovery Health Channel. Out of the many fascinating ideas submitted by producers for this session, only five were selected to present five-minute project pitches to a panel of five television programming executives .

"I am thrilled", said Barbara Jones, Executive Producer of Toronto based SailorJones Media. "The CINE Pitch award provides incredible exposure to key decision makers at major US networks and the opportunity to meet with Discovery Networks US representatives", she added. The award also secures private meetings with the Raleigh based Blue Bear Productions and WETA, the Washington, DC. PBS affiliate.

The award went to the project, ‘Water Boys', an unscripted documentary series that will chronicle a diverse group of 12 passionate and determined young rookies vying for the America's Cup.

"Barbara's presentation for 'Water Boys' had everything the judges look for in a winning pitch: a very clear description of the story viewers would actually see on the screen, well-defined characters, what and to whom the appeal would be, and very importantly, a passion for the project, said David L. Weiss, Executive Director of CINE. "It was one of our best pitches ever".

About SailorJones Media Inc.

SailorJones Media is a television and new media production and consulting firm. SailorJones Media (SJM) specializes in program development and content design for the interactive television marketplace.

Located in Toronto, SJM is owned and operated by Barbara Jones.

Barbara Jones has written and produced several documentaries, spent over 3 years in programming for The Travel Channel (U.S.) and was a contributing writer and host of the 2003 America's Cup coverage on OLN (Canada). Her writing has been published in Canadian Yachting and Sailing Canada magazines.

About CINE

CINE's mission is to serve emerging and established film, video and new media professionals as their primary career-advancing peer group. Founded in 1957 by a consortium representing business, education, and government to depict American life and thought realistically for a global audience, CINE continues to recognize and foster the highest quality of non-theatrical film, video, and new media production through its semi-annual competitions. The CINE Golden Eagle Award acknowledges overall excellence of professional production in a variety of content categories, as well as in student and amateur works.

 

 
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