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COMMISSIONING BRIEF 2016: MY STORY

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19 January 2016
Maisha Magic East is seeking to commission Kenyan (Kiswahili) adaptation of M-Net’s original documentary series My Story. Read More!
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COMMISSIONING BRIEF 2016

Maisha Magic East is a General Entertainment Channel on DSTV Channel 158.  The Channel targets middle class Kenyans aged between 18-45 years.

Maisha Magic East is seeking to commission 13x45 min episodes of a Kenyan (Kiswahili) adaptation of M-Net’s original documentary series My Story.

My Story is a format documentary series which offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of several celebrities, revealing details not previously revealed, including moments of success and happiness - as well as - moments of heartbreak and pain.

The Kenyan version of this highly successful series will feature some of the country's biggest personalities as they share the truth behind the headlines and the real details of their life in the limelight. My Story will give the public access to an honest, unabridged glimpse into all  the momentous highlights of their remarkable life as told in their own words and those close to them.

 

PLEASE FIND THE LINK TO THE FULL EPISODE AT https://youtu.be/fSR9qvfoHCk

  1. Proposal Requirements:



  • Please submit a document that explains how you would treat/approach this format including how you would choose who to interview and why. Suggest potential people whose stories you think are entertaining and inspirational. Please indicate what mechanisms and resources you have in terms of gaining access to interview subjects. Please also include production timelines.

  • List of 13 Kenyan personalities to be covered if commissioned and a brief justification for each

  • Preliminary Budget

  • Full names and bios of key Production crew

  • Contractual Information (Full names of Company, Directors & Partners, Company Registration Certificate, VAT Registration Certificate and full physical address)

  • Show-reel of previous content produced if available (please include dates and broadcasting station, and DVDs clearly marked).

  • List of previous productions you have participated in and your role in those productions.

  • Names of 3 previous clients as referees.

  • The language of this format will be KiSwahili/Sheng but for the purposes of panel evaluation, please submit your script in English.


 

  1. Submission process


Submission of proposals on email to [email protected]  Please CC [email protected]

Delivery format:  HD files for pilot episodes on hard drive or via WeTransfer. You can email a compressed version via WeTransfer to [email protected]

Technical and editorial standards required by Maisha Magic East will be set out in the production agreement.

Maisha Magic East will have the final editorial and creative control over all aspects of Commissioned Programming.

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 15TH FEBRUARY, 2016

 

  1. Evaluation/selection process



  1. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by email notification

  2. Proposals will then be evaluated by a panel of Judges selected by Director of Channel/Head of Channel and a shortlist of successful proposals achieved.

  3. Pitching sessions for shortlisted proposals.

  4. Selection and notification of winning proposal


 

All submissions to be forwarded to our office address:

 

Local Productions Kenya

Mnet Offices ,2nd floor Local  Productions Studios

Jamhuri Grounds off Ngong Rd,

 Nairobi , Kenya.

 

Contact person: Erica Anyadike (Content Executive, Maisha Magic East)

Contact person: Margaret Mathore (Channel Head, Maisha Magic East)