In April 2013, Hyde Park-Image Nation, The United Nations Organization (UN), the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, and Variety Magazine will collaborate to produce a non-scripted TV series entitled Chance of a Lifetime hosted by internationally renowned award-winning producer Ashok Amritraj.
Twelve promising young filmmakers from the United Arab Emirates, India, and Singapore will be divided into teams and work together to survive various filmmaking tasks and ultimately make the winning 10-minute short film. The teams will comprise of three contestants, one from each region, and will need to draw on their varied cultural perspectives while sharing a singular vision.
The topics and tone of each film will reflect the UN’s priority global causes. Through compelling filmmaking, the contestants will aim to shine a spotlight on these issues while keeping the audience enthralled.
The winning team will be flown to New York City where their winning 10-minute short film will be screened at the United Nations headquarters, after which they will be flown to the French Riviera where they will receive a special recognition from Hollywood's Variety Magazine during the 2013 Festival de Cannes.