NYTVF ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS, INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT DEALS FROM USA, IFC AND MTV

 

 

2010 Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) Sponsored Awards

The New York Television Festival is proud to announce the following winners from the 2010 Independent Pilot Competition.

See the winners of all our 2010 prizes here.


People's Choice Award: Illuminati Brothers
Created by: Matt Fisher, Alden Ford, and Justin Tyler—Brooklyn, NY
Voted by popular choice at Festival screenings to honor the audience’s favorite submission in the Independent Pilot Competition, the 2010 NYTVF People’s Choice Award for Best Pilot was presented to Matt Fisher, Alden Ford, and Justin Tyler for Illuminati Brothers. The pilot follows two fun-loving brothers who inherit the leadership of a secret society that has been running the world for centuries.

The creators received the prized crystal statue awarded to winners at the nationally televised People's Choice Awards each January.


IFC "Out of the Box" Award: Greg and Donny
Created by: Matt Yeager and Jeff Skowron—New York, NY
Matt Yeager and Jeff Skowron, creators of Greg and Donny received a $25,000 development deal with IFC.

The pilot follows two buddies from a small town in Western Pennsylvania who spend most of their time arguing about all the things that make them mad n’at.


MTV Animation Award: 9 AM Meeting
Created by: Dan McCoy—Brooklyn, NY
Dan McCoy, creator of 9 AM Meeting received a $5,000 development deal with MTV.

The pilot follows two unassuming office drones are stuck in an early morning meeting that their boss may or may not have entirely forgotten.


USA "Characters Welcome" Award: The Horrible, Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins
Created by: David Atkins
Portrayed by: French Stewart
USA presented its “Characters Welcome” award for outstanding character creation to the title character in The Horrible, Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins. Creator David Atkins and actor French Stewart recieved a $7,500 cash prize.

The pilot follows David Atkins (played by French Stewart), a once high-flying writer-director trying to reinvigorate his career. Following a request from his neighbor to film him for a high school class project, David allows her and her deaf-mute friend Tara to expand the project into a web series, which they believe will revitalize his professional life.


AETN Best Nonscripted or Alternative Pilot Award: Til Death Do Us Parts
Created by: Frank Mosca, Joe Ferrer, John Morena, Stephen Franciosa-Brooklyn, NY
AETN honored Til Death Do Us Parts with the Best Nonscripted or Alternative Pilot award.

The pilot follows Joe, the owner of BS&F Auto Parts in the South Bronx. His dilemma in this high stress, culturaly diverse workplace is how not to work himself into an early grave while keeping the family business alive.


2010 IPC Catergory Awards

Best Comedy Pilot: Illuminati Brothers
Created by: Matt Fisher, Alden Ford, and Justin Tyler—Brooklyn, NY
Best Drama Pilot: Pioneer One
Created by: Josh Bernhard-New York, NY
AETN’s Best Nonscripted or Alternative Pilot: Til Death Do Us Parts
Created by: Frank Mosca, Joe Ferrer, John Morena, Stephen Franciosa-Brooklyn, NY
MTV Animation Award: 9 AM Meeting
Created by: Dan McCoy-Brooklyn, NY
Best Web Series Pilot: Jack In A Box
Created by: Michael Cyril Creighton with Marcie Hume-New York, NY
Best Actor: Ryan Judd
Sugar Babies
—New York, NY
Best Actress: Kate Manning
Gelber and Manning in Pictures

—Brooklyn, NY
Best Nonscripted Host or Star: Kurt Braunohler
Pointless
—New York, NY
Best Writing: Nipper Knapp, Matthew Letscher, Andrew Newberg
Gentrification
—Los Angeles, CA
Best Directing: Justin Dec
Rolling
—Miami, FL
USA’s Characters Welcome Award: “David Atkins” as played by French Stewart The Horrible, Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins
Created by: David Atkins-Los Angeles, CA
IFC Out of the Box Award: Greg and Donny
Created by: Matt Yeager and Jeff Skowron-Los Angeles, CA


The NYTVF extends congratulations to all producers, writers, and content creators whose work was featured at the NYTVF. There would not be a Festival without your hard work and considerable talents.


NYTVF 2010 Official Selections

The New York Television Festival is proud to announce the following 42 Official Selections to the 2010 Independent Pilot Competition.

Check out the trailers! Visit the NYTVF Media Showcase.

Scheduling information and ticket reservation will be available in early September at the NYTVF Box Office.

Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our 2010 Artists!

9 AM Meeting (Animated Sitcom)
Created by: Dan McCoy-Brooklyn, NY
A Okay (Dark Comedy)
Created by: Clay Keller, Russell Ford, and Andrew Merrill-Los Angeles, CA
photo missing Agent X (Spy Related Sitcom)
Created by: Philip Connolly-London, England
National Film and Television School (Student Produced)
American Surf Design (Reality)
Created by: Benjamin Scott, Adam Wiesner, and Jason Martinez-Santa Monica, CA
Asylum (Drama)
Created by: Dan Williams-Los Angeles, CA
Baby Daddy Memoirs (Comedy)
Created by: Al Thompson-New York, NY
The Bear, the Cloud, and God (Animated Comedy)
Created by: Dan McNamara-Jersey City, NJ
Bush Cooking (Educational Cooking Show)
Created by: Christopher Cannucciari-New York, NY
Captain Coulier (Space Explorer) (Sci-Fi Spoof Comedy)
Created by: Lyndon Casey-Toronto, ON, Canada
Cooking With Werner (Comedy/Mockumentary)
Created by: John Webb, William Maier, and Garth Mueller -Los Angeles, CA
Copy & Pastry (Comedy)
Created by: Tory Stanton and Scott McCabe-Berkeley, CA
Craig & The Werewolf (Comedy)
Created by: Brett Register-Sherman Oaks, CA
Four Angry Men (Animated Adventure Comedy)
Created by: The Maxwell Brothers-Chicago, IL
Gelber and Manning in Pictures (Dramedy)
Created by: Jesse Gelber, James Lester, and Kate Manning-Brooklyn, NY
Gentrification (Dramedy)
Created by: Nipper Knapp-Los Angeles, CA
Greg & Donny (Comedy)
Created by: Matt Yeager and Jeff Skowron-New York, NY
A Guy and His Beaver (Animated Comedy)
Created by: Stephen Leonard-Los Angeles, CA
H the Great (Dramedy)
Created by: Jay Rogers-New York, NY
Hello, Dum Dum (Comedy)
Created by: Landline TV and M.A.D.-New York, NY
The Horrible Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins (Comedy)
Created by: David Atkins, Brian Lindstrom, and Andy Brown-Los Angeles, CA
I Confess (Animated Comedy)
Created by: Andy Haskins, Paul Kozlowski, and Ann Sloan-Burbank, CA
Illuminati Brothers (Adventure Comedy)
Created by: Matt Fisher, Alden Ford, and Justin Tyler-Brooklyn, NY
It's All Elementary (Animated Comedy)
Created by: J Kyle Manzay-Brooklyn, NY
Jack in a Box (Comedy)
Created by: Michael Cyril Creighton and Marcie Hume-New York, NY
Max The Hero (Animated Comedy)
Created by: Mike Salva-Nashville, TN
My Mans (Sketch Comedy)
Created by: Andy Miara, Mark Raterman, and Tim Robinson-Chicago, IL
Octane Pistols of Fury (Comedy)
Created by: Chris Prine and Greg Stees-Brooklyn, NY
Off Campus (Comedy)
Created by: Brian Frager and Alex Pearlstone-Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Los Angeles (Student Produced)
Owl's Ghetto Television (Animated Comedy)
Created by: Richard Graham and Adam Lake-Arlington, TX
Patrick and Molly and all the small things... (Comedy)
Created by: John Brookbank-Los Angeles, CA
Permanent Stakeout (Comedy)
Created by: Dan Redmond-Sherman Oaks, CA
Pioneer One (Drama)
Created by: Josh Bernhard-New York, NY
Pointless (Comedy Variety)
Created by: Ethan T. Berlin and Eric Bryant-New York, NY
Rising Above (Drama)
Created by: Allison Del Franco and Kirsten Moore-Orange, CA
Chapman University (Student Produced)
Rolling (Comedy)
Created by: Justin Dec and Carlos Vega-Miami, FL
SOLO (Sci-Fi Comedy)
Created by: Jonathan Nail-Sherman Oaks, CA
the_source (Sci-Fi Drama)
Created by: Marc D'Agostino-Philadelphia, PA
The Stalkers (Comedy)
Created by: Janine DiTullio and Kelly Kimball-New York, NY
Sugar Babies (Comedy)
Created by: Eric Pearson and Ryan Judd-Los Angeles, CA
Til Death Do Us Parts (Reality Drama)
Created by: Frank Mosca, Joe Ferrer, John Morena, and Stephen Franciosa-Bronx, NY
Training Day (Reality Sports Show)
Created by: Flo Vinger-Los Angeles, CA
Wunderkrafthaus (Comedy)
Created by: Patrick Groneman, Derek Muro, and Doug Olsen-Brooklyn, NY


The NYTVF is proud to present these outstanding pilots.

The New York Television Festival was founded in 2005 as the industry’s first creative festival for television artists. A pioneer of the “independent television” movement, the Festival strives to construct new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model.