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New York Television Festival Unveils 2013 Winners

By | Saturday October 26, 2013 @ 7:03pm PDT

The ninth annual New York Television Festival chose pilots Re: Verse and Killer Moves among its winners in this year’s Independent Pilot Competition awarding scripts in 11 categories. Also announced tonight at the awards ceremony at Manhattan’s SVA Theatre were the winners of 20 development deals from NYTVF studio and digital partners including BET, BIO Channel, Channel 4, CW Seed, Gannett Broadcasting, HISTORY, IFC, MTV, National Geographic Channel, Sundance Channel, truTV and VH1. Scroll down for full 2013 NYTVF winners: Read More »

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BAFTA To Showcase Rising Comedy Writers At Edinburgh & New York TV Festivals

BAFTA and industry training group Rocliffe have selected eight TV comedy writers they deem to be the UK’s most promising, and they’re taking them on the road. Three of the scripters will head to the Edinburgh TV Festival in August and the other five will go to the New York TV Festival in October where their works will be performed by professional actors. The BBC will also pay for a full script commission from one of the writers selected for Edinburgh. The initiative hails from the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum, now in its third year of bringing talent to New York. It’s adding Edinburgh for the first time. The writers were chosen from a pool of about 500 candidates by a jury that included Jessica Hynes (Twenty Twelve), Caryn Mandabach (Nurse Jackie), Tom Anderson (Cheers), and reps from the major UK broadcasters. Click over for a round-up of the scripters and their projects: Read More »

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NYTV Fest Awards 19 Development Deals

By | Saturday October 27, 2012 @ 6:00pm PDT

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:

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Fox & New York TV Festival Announce Annual Comedy Script Contest

By | Tuesday March 6, 2012 @ 6:59am PST
Nellie Andreeva

[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

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NY TV Festival And Fox Announce Fourth Comedy Script Competition

Nellie Andreeva

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. Read More »

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New York TV Festival Announces Winners

By | Saturday September 25, 2010 @ 7:48pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

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.

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The New York Television Festival To Premiere ‘Detroit 1-8-7′, ‘Running Wilde’

Nellie Andreeva

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 will open with the new ABC drama Detroit 1-8-7 starring Michael Imperioli and will close with the new Fox comedy from Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett Running Wilde. Also featured at this year’s event are the premiere of IFC’s “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” with David Cross, the US premiere of BBC America’s miniseries “Luther” as well as screenings of NBC’s “Short Cuts” hosted by Greg Giraldo. Previous series premieres at the festival have included ABC’s Modern Family and Pushing Daisies and NBC’s Chuck. The festival, which once again will feature the IFC/MTV independent pilot competition and the Fox comedy script contest, takes place at the SVA Theatre and Tribeca Cinemas in Manhattan.

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