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NYTVF TO HOST LONDON EVENT, FURTHER EXPANDING INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE WITH NYTVF LONDON

BBC America, Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios, in Conjunction with Apostle, sign on as Signature Sponsors; BAFTA and Pact Lending Support for Event Slated for 11.11.11 / Studio Development Partners offering Guaranteed Development Deals to UK-based Creators

[New York, NY October 11, 2011] – The NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) today announced continued international expansion with the launch of the first annual NYTVF LONDON. The event will take place on November 11, 2011, and will feature an afternoon of panels focused on opening the U.S. television market to UK-based independent television producers and production companies, followed by a cocktail reception. [Read More]

NYTVF ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS, INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT DEALS FROM A&E, FOX, FX, IFC, MTV, SYFY AND INAUGURAL NYTVF PITCH PARTNERS SUNDANCE CHANNEL, MSN AND SEVENONE INTERNATIONAL

Seventh Annual New York Television Festival Wraps Up with NYTVF Awards at 92YTribeca, with Rob Michael Hugel’s “I Hate Being Single” Taking Home the Bing Audience Award / In 2011, NYTVF’s Industry Partners Have Recognized Independent Television Artists with 15 Development Deals, Including 13 New Deals Announced Tonight

[NEW YORK, NY, September 24, 2011] – The NYTVF today announced the winners of its Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) in 20 categories, including the Audience Award, sponsored by Bing, the first NYTVF Critics Award, and four sponsored awards tied to development deals from FX, IFC, MTV and Syfy. Additionally, NYTVF announced the winner of the fourth annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest, five finalists in the first A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline, and the recipients of development deals from Sundance Channel, MSN and SevenOne International as part of the inaugural NYTVF Pitch competition. As the seventh annual New York Television Festival wrapped on Saturday night, the NYTVF and its industry partners celebrated a record 15 guaranteed deals offered to the independent television community during the organization’s 2011 development season. [Read More]

THE NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL AND COMEDY CENTRAL PARTNER TO LAUNCH THE “COMEDY CENTRAL SHORT PILOT COMPETITION”

Inaugural initiative seeking independent producers to submit the produced first act of a comedy pilot and shooting script / Winning creator to win $7,500 Development Deal with Comedy Central

[NEW YORK, NY, September 22, 2011] – The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) and Comedy Central announced today an innovative program seeking original comedic short pilots and accompanying shooting scripts from independent artists and production companies. The top submissions will be reviewed by the network and the winning producer will receive a $7,500 development deal with Comedy Central. [Read More]

NYTVF ADDS COMEDY CENTRAL, E!, FEARnet, ICM, SPIKE, SYFY AND VH1 AS INDUSTRY PARTNERS FOR SEVENTH ANNUAL FEST

Syfy to present “Imagine Greater” Award to outstanding selection from annual Independent Pilot Competition; joins FX, IFC and MTV as IPC award sponsors offering guaranteed deals to winners / Line-up for ION Television-sponsored Development Day announced

[New York, NY September 13, 2011] – The NYTVF today announced that seven new partners have been added to its slate of industry participants for the annual New York Television Festival, kicking off next Tuesday, September 20 in Manhattan. Among the additions, Syfy has also signed on as an award sponsor in the Festival's main Independent Pilot Competition (IPC). Additional IPC awards include the inaugural NYTVF Critics Award and the Audience Award, which is being sponsored by returning partner, Microsoft's search engine, Bing. [Read More]

DAMON LINDELOF, MARC MARON, PHIL ROSENTHAL AND JASON SUDEIKIS TO HEADLINE NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL

Annual indie television showcase event line-up includes premiere screenings of FOX’s Allen Gregory and NBC's Prime Suspect / Independent artists to be honored on Saturday, September 24, at NYTVF Awards

[New York, NY August 31, 2011] – The NYTVF today announced the schedule highlights of its seventh annual New York Television Festival, including a Creative Keynote Conversation with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof as well as primetime events from FOX, NBCUniversal, Logo and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The Festival's opening night comedy double-header will feature a red-carpet premiere of FOX's new animated comedy Allen Gregory, as well as the world premiere of comedian Marc Maron's indie pilot, based on his popular WTF comedy podcast and starring Maron, Ken Jeong, and Ed Asner. A screening of NBC's hotly anticipated drama Prime Suspect, starring Maria Bello will bow on Wednesday, September 21. [Read More]

NYTVF ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTIONS TO THE 7TH ANNUAL NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL INDEPENDENT PILOT COMPETITION

Top Pilots Eligible to Win Guaranteed Development Deals with IFC, FX and MTV

[New York, NY August 1, 2011] – The NYTVF (www.nytvf.com), an organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing top independent creative talent and connecting it with networks, studios and brands, today announced the 7th Annual New York Television Festival’s official selections to this year’s Independent Pilot Competition (IPC). The 48 original television pilots will be presented for industry execs and TV fans at the annual independent television showcase, held at Tribeca Cinemas, with additional Festival events at the SVA Theater and 92Y Tribeca. The 7th Annual New York Television Festival will take place September 19-24 in Manhattan. [Read More]

NYTVF LAUNCHES PITCH PROGRAM AND ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERS FOR 7th ANNUAL NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL

Inaugural Partners for “NYTVF Pitch” – Sundance Channel, MSN and SevenOne International – Will Award Guaranteed Deals Based on Pitches from Festival's 2011 Class of Official Artists / ABC Studios, FX, Hallmark Channel and United Talent Agency Also Added as New Partners for Festival, Which Will Take Place September 19-24

[New York, NY JUNE 22, 2011]– The NYTVF, an organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing top independent creative talent and connecting it with networks, studios and brands, today announced the launch of a new development initiative focused on television pitches, as well as the addition of several new partners for the 7th Annual New York Television Festival, taking place September 19-24, 2011, in Manhattan. [Read More]

A&E NETWORK AND THE NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL PARTNER TO LAUNCH “A&E UNSCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE”

Inaugural pipeline seeking independent producers to submit docu-series treatments and tape focused on unique personalities / One producer to create original unscripted pilot with A&E and production partner, Left/Right Productions

[New York, NY MAY 31, 2011]– A&E Network and the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today announced an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. Artists should focus on treatments that center on individuals or small groups that represent unique points of view. The top treatments will be reviewed by the network and the winning producer’s concept will be produced as a pilot in partnership with A&E Network and production partner, Left/Right. A&E has committed to fund the production of the winning concept. [Read More]

FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY AND THE NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL LAUNCH FOURTH ANNUAL “FOX-NYTVF COMEDY SCRIPT CONTEST”

Aspiring TV writers have an opportunity to win $25,000 and a development deal with FOX

[New York, NY FEBRUARY 15, 2011]– Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today announced the fourth 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 4. [Read More]