FW: Your costuming wanted for a Tudor Fashion TV special
- (OK... going to try and send this to the list again and see if yahoo monster
eat it. Yes, we mean what we say, also looking for fantasy interpretations.
Hello, All --
Forgive me for repeating what some of you already know, if you also belong
to the Tudor Tailor and TV/Film yahoo groups we've been talking all week, I
want to extend this invitation to one and all.
I'm looking for good, clear photographs of you and your work for possible
inclusion in an upcoming 1/2 hour national cable TV special on Showtime's
new original series, "The Tudors," starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a young
Things I'm interested in seeing:
1. Images of you or others in Tudor garments you've created -- particularly
Tudor royalty: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, especially. But a Charles Brandon
would be fantastic, too.
2. Strong, clear images of you or others as re-enactors that feature the
3. Any photos of you incorporating Tudor-inspired fashion or accessories in
contemporary day to day life.
4. Any photos of costume or art-to-wear inspired by the Tudor fashion or
5. Links to your Tudor-related websites or businesses.
These images will be used to illustrate a segment on how Tudor fashion is
still alive and well -- and thriving -- centuries after Henry VIII. Because
there is a strong dedication to authenticity and historical accuracy in
these groups, I want to make this point and I need supporting images to
I can't guarantee your work will make it into the show or even into the
final edit and we can't pay you. However, we WILL give you an on-screen
credit and national exposure to millions and millions of viewers. And I'll
make sure you get a DVD of the fashion special for your own archives.
The special will being airing in April -- first on The Style Network. Then
possibly on the E! channel. And also on Showtime "On Demand" and probably
LEGAL STUFF: You'll be given a Rights and Clearances release form to sign,
giving us permission to use your images. Please note that if there are
recognizable faces in your photos, you must also get those people to sign a
release as well.
DEADLINE: Now, basically. I'd like to have your submissions as soon as
possible. By Wednesday, March 7th would be ideal, but if you have something
terrific and need more time, that's fine. Let us know what's coming. At this
point, feel free to send a sample image. . . but ultimately, the final
product needs to be e-mailed, put on a CD or scanned and submitted as a
.jpg, .gif or TIFF file at least of moderate size. Horizontal shots work
better for TV than vertical, but we can make anything work.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Please see the boring technical details below. Cat Devereaux
is my Project Coordinator and will be handle the nuts and bolts on the
submission process using a mail box address that can handle the traffic.
(Yahoo isn't the best way to do this.)
SUBMISSIONS TO: e-mail: tudorfashion@...
Supervising Sr. Writer/Producer,
SHOWTIME NETWORKS INC.
P.S. If you'd like to see a few teaser trailers for "The Tudors' series
itself, here are two different ones:
Click on red bar that says "Watch Now."
Password is Sneak Peek
P.S.S. If you want to talk more about Tudor style and Tudor fashions in
today's world, please come join us and chat over in
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tvfilmcostuming/ . Would love to get your
feed back, inspirations and ideas.
THE BORING TECHNICAL DETAILS for the Tudor Fashion Special by Showtime...
We will take your photos anyway we can get them. We would prefer you send
us the images or links, but they may be mailed or CD, or if no scanner is
available, photos mail be mailed.
PHOTO SIZE should be 720 x 480 pixels and above.
*** To figure out what size your images are.... right click on your mouse
and look at "properties", then "dimensions" for the pixels. If confused...
just drop us a line at tudorfashion@... or send us the
photo and we'll check for you.
If the area of interested (people in costume) is only in the center... then
the photo should be big enough so we can chop it down to that size. Too big
is OK.... being better safe than sorry... though prefer you don't send a 5mb
picture. We've setup almost a gig of space to take care of these photos, so
we won't blow up anyone's personal inboxes.
Photos do not need to be centered. We can fix that. But they do need to be
sharp and in focus.
WEB LINK: You may also just send a web link as long as it meets size and
permission criteria. Do not send a page reference without specifying
WHICH picture/s specifically you're submitting.
If SCANNING a 4x6 or 5x7 -- make sure the photo is clean. Scan moderate to
high rez, 150 to 300dpi, whatever you can manage to get enough pixels.
Bare minimum is 72 dpi, but that needs a bigger pic.
If you need to send it on CD, ask for an address off list.
HARD COPY: If you need to send in hard copy of your photos, please write us
to make arrangements. Please try to send a duplicate. We plan to just scan
and send them back... but no guarantees can be made.
ALSO INCLUDE WITH EACH SUBMISSION
(All the boring legal stuff...)
Group contact on the photo:
- Legal Name:
- Name to use:
- E-mail address:
- Mailing address:
- Exact name of the photo:
- Where/Event (optional):
- General info (just background for the folks selecting photos, who you're
playing, any fun info etc):
For each person in the photo AND the person who has rights to release the
- Legal Name:
- Name to use:
- Description of which person they are in the photo:
(Personal information will be kept confidential.)
WHAT TO SUBMIT
As mentioned above, we are looking for both hardcore Tudor as well as
Renaissance Faire/SCA Tudor outfits. Non-peasants. Anything that
celebrates the era royally. (Upper-class OK.)
If you've got close up of Tudor style jewelry or accessories that might play
in fashion today, we want to see it. Rings, necklaces, etc... throw those
on a scarf and photograph them for modern fashion takes on "Tudor Style".
Also, any art-to-wear or fantasy costume pieces that celebrate the Tudor era
and style. Include detail shots if applicable.
Don't forget, we'd also like links to your Tudor-related websites or
WHERE TO SUBMIT
Please send your photo/s to tudorfashion@... . Send any
extra questions to this address as well. Anything at all
You do not need to have signed permissions yet, you just need to know that
you can get permission to use the photo and of the folks in the photo by
next week (or shortly there afterwards). Any face that is 'recognizable'
needs to be able to OK their own image.) So, basically we're doing honor
system here at this point to speed selection along.
If the photo is selected, you will be receiving an official release from
Showtime. There are no guarantees on anything. Accepted photos may or may
not be used. (Note: initial selection does not guarantee the picture being
in the final cut.)
Hey folks, despite the couple of hoops, needed... please do take a moment
and submit your costumes and accessories. Encourage your friends and sewing
circle companions to join too. It's a great chance to share your art with
Please feel free to forward...
- Cat Devereaux -