Los Angeles — May 2, 2019— Abrams Artists Agency, which is under the new ownership
of Adam Bold, Robert Attermann, and Brian Cho, announced today that they will be the
premier sponsor of the Catalyst Content Festival, taking place October 9-13 in Duluth,
Minnesota. Formed in 2006 as the Independent Television Festival (ITVFest), the festival
is known for curating and bringing together high quality, episodic storytellers with premier network executives.
Along with a five-year financial commitment, Abrams will give representation and mentorship to top content winners.
“Technology has made it possible for talented people from all over the world to tell diverse, meaningful stories,” said Adam Bold, Chairman of Abrams Artists Agency. Catalyst Fest provides a way for artists of all levels to get their new works seen by the industry, and we are in the unique position of being able to take that a step further by then fostering their careers in a way that will help them make a living bringing their art into the world.”
Since 2006, the festival has been a leader in independent narrative content world, as the concept of traditional TV has rapidly evolved. Duluth is an artist community with a walkable arts district, and Minnesota has long been a supporter of the film and television industry, making it the perfect long-term home.
“Abrams’ powerful support of our longstanding global community of storytelling artists will launch the world’s best independent voices to the forefront of the industry. Lowering the barriers for creators, the industry, and audiences to come together to share their stories in a more impactful way will have a substantial impact on today’s everchanging digital marketplace,” said Executive Director, Philip Gilpin, Jr.
Catalyst Content Festival is now taking submissions through June 1, 2019 for content creators in the areas of Pitching, Pilots, Episodic Script and New Media such as Podcasts. Submission rules and guidelines can be found at http://www.catalystfest.com.
About Abrams Artists Agency:
Founded in 1977, Abrams Artists Agency represents clients across a broad spectrum of
the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, theater, animation, radio and television commercials, hosting, broadcasting and all forms of narration, as well as licensing and branding deals. The literary division represents screen writers, television writers, playwrights, directors, choreographers and designers, along with representing book authors for sale to book publishers. With principal offices in both Los Angeles and New York City, Abrams Artists Agency also boasts a highly-regarded youth-entertainment division and has a well-established alternative-and-digital- programming group, with an impressive line-up of social-media influencers who reach a wide global audience.