The New York TV Festival tonight announced recipients of 19 development deals, plus Critics and Audience Awards and other prizes. Seven development deals were awarded from the NYTVF Pitch competition — BIO Channel, Channel 4, Hasbro Studios, Logo, Red Arrow International, Sundance Channel and truTV — 1 each from Fox, Samsung and A&E; 5 from Lifetime; and 4 tied to Independent Pilot Competition categories from IFC, MTV, VH1 and Syfy. In addition to the 4 Pilot Competition development deals, the fest announced winners for Best Drama, Comedy, Actor, Actress, Directing, Writing, etc. Festival award recipients from tonight’s announcement:
[NEW YORK, NY, March 6, 2012] – Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and the NYTVF today announced the fifth annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The contest once again invites aspiring television writers to enter their scripts for original half-hour comedy TV pilots for the opportunity to win $25,000 and a development deal with FOX. Scripts must present an original idea for a potential half-hour comedy series. The opening date for script submissions is Monday, April 16, 2012, and the winner will be announced at the 8th Annual New York Television Festival, being held October 22-27, 2012, in lower Manhattan
Fox Broadcasting Co. and the New York Television Festival today announced the fourth annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest for aspiring television writers who can enter their original half-hour comedy TV scripts for the opportunity to win $25,000 and a development deal with Fox. The opening date for script submissions is Monday, April 4. “The future of our industry lies in the stories that we tell, so it’s incredibly important that we continue to find and nurture undiscovered writing talent,” Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly said.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2010 –The sixth annual New York Television Festival announced the winners of its Independent Pilot Competition, NYTVF People’s Choice award, FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest, IFC “Out of the Box” and MTV Animation awards tonight at a ceremony hosted at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan. The winners of the FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest, Austen Earl and Luke Cunningham for “Red Delicious,” received a $25,000 prize and a development deal. IFC’s “Out of the Box” award winners Matt Yeager and Jeff Skowron received a $25,000 development deal for their pilot “Greg and Donny.” The Independent Pilot Competition winners were selected from 42 independent television projects created by writers and producers from across the U.S., Canada and the UK.
Here is a complete list of the awards and their winners.
The New York Television Festival has announced the primetime lineup for its sixth annual event. Because of its September dates – this year it will take place from Sept. 20-25, overlapping the broadcast network’s premiere week – the festival regularly features premieres of new fall series. This year, the festival …