Correspondent Infomation

The Food & Beverage Roadshow is a 30-minute series currently under development. The series will feature food and beverage offerings at sporting events and sports-related events.

Rather than using seasoned correspondents, the producers decided to give up-and-coming filmmakers, television producers, and talent attending colleges and universities a chance to be seen.

THIS IS NOT A CLASS PROJECT OR YOUTUBE VIDEO. Your work will be seen throughout the United States on broadcast television stations, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

In the section below, we have provided answers to as many questions as possible. If you have any additional questions, contact us at: producer@fbroadshow.com.

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To apply to be a correspondent, complete our questionnaire and email it to producer@fbroadshow.com

FAQ

EXPOSURE QUESTIONS

We can guarantee that the series will be aired on the All Sports Television Network because the network is producing it.

At this time, we cannot provide a list of stations. We can guarantee that the series will be on the All Sports Television Network affiliates. However, we are working out arrangements to increase the exposure of the series through syndication – non-affiliated stations will also carry the series.

If a segment is used in an episode, it will be aired on television a minimum of six times.

It is possible to let you know when episodes containing segments that you shoot will be aired on the All Sports Television Network. However, we cannot provide information of when episodes are aired on other channels.

No. All correspondents will have the opportunity to shoot individual segments. The segments will be put together during post production.

Segments should be a minimum of six (6) minutes. They should be no more than eight (8) minutes.

No. We will not guarantee that every segment will be used. Inclusion of segments will be based on the quality of the production (video, audio, etc.) and the quality of the presentation (the professionalism of the host, the look of the host, etc.).

Segments should be similar to the segments of a television news segments. That is, a on-camera correspondent, single camera, and sound. Shooting extra footage is good to consider so that editing can be done, if necessary.

You can shoot any number of segments that you wish. However, quality is more important than quantity.

No. Compensation will come in the form of having your segment exposed to millions of viewers, credit on IMDB, content for your reel, and possibly internship credit.

TALENT QUESTIONS

The person producing the segment is responsible for selecting everyone who will be used. However, the attire of the on-camera talent must be suitable for broadcast television. Also, the language must be suitable – no use of foul language.

Yes. We must have signed releases from the co-camera talent and from individuals being interviewed. We cannot air a segment without signed releases.

We can make suggestions, but you will be the final decision maker of the location. In most cases, it is important to get permission to shoot at a location ahead of time. Given the fact that the establishment will be featured on television, owners will normally be very receptive.

There are no limits of the type of establishment as long as it is related to sports. Some of the easiest places might be tailgating parties. However, we do not expect or want “easy”. You can approach eating facilities at stadiums, training camps, locker rooms, and parties. Even though you would not be able to shoot an event such as the Super Bowl, if you receive permission from an eating establishment, that does not mean that you cannot interview a food vendor.

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

Content should be sent in one of three formats – mxf, mpeg2 or mpeg 4. The preferable formats are mxf or mpeg2.

Segments should be shot in High Definition (HD), 1080i or 1080p, 29.97 frames per second (FPS). Audio sample rate should be 48000 Hz.

DELIVERY QUESTIONS

Segments can be sent through a variety of methods. The most popular methods are FTP and Drop Box. Segments can also be sent by mail.

MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS

The project has already begun. We are currently talking to potential correspondents.

There can be multiple correspondents covering the same event. However, they should not be interviewing the same establishment.

No. Food or beverage locations anywhere in the world may be shot.

No. A person may live anywhere in the world to participate.

No. Current enrollment is not required.

Maybe. That will depend on your school and its requirements for credit.

Receiving approval to shoot is not a requirement. If you like, you may contact us in advance to discuss an idea.

No. All of the work is done remotely. Whenever necessary, everyone can be connected through Zoom, email, text, and phone.