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Pitch Us: Gravy

Posted: May 4, 2020
Gravy is an award-winning podcast by the Southern Foodways Alliance. We don’t profile star chefs. We don’t pander to cookbook authors. We don’t narrate recipes. What we do is tell stories of people and place through food. Our focus is regional, but the reach of our stories is national. The South claims a unique place in American history and cultural imagination. The history hereabouts is complicated, and so is the present. Gravy showcases a South that is constantly evolving, receiving immigrants from across the world, adopting new traditions and lovingly maintaining old ones. We use food to dig into the lesser-known corners of the region, complicate stereotypes, document new dynamics, and sing the unsung people who grow, cook, and serve our daily meals. SFA seeks producers for five episodes of Gravy (a batch), ranging between 15-20 minutes each. The budget for a fully deliverable 5-episode batch is $17,500 all-inclusive. Ideally, at least 2 of the 5 episodes pitched will connect to existing SFA content found in our oral histories, Gravy print journal, films, and/or symposium presentations, and all 5 episodes will have some connection with each other. Stories should be somehow tied to the South, even if the geographic location is not the South. Reporters/producers are expected to do field reporting (when possible). The preferred pitch will answer the following questions: What is the story I am telling? Why is it interesting? What/who are my sources? show: 15-20 minutes every week during the season compensation: $17,500 for 5 episodes pitch: Include resume and work samples to accompany the 5-episode pitch
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