Winner Announced

 

A&E and the NYTVF are pleased to announce the winner chosen from the field of 5 finalists in the second annual A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline.

 

2012 NYTVF A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline Winner

  • Private Eyes (originally titled Deadbeats)
    Created by: Frank Mosca, John Morena, Stephen Franciosa Jr. and Vinny Parco – New York, NY




Finalists Announced

 

A&E and the NYTVF are pleased to announce the five finalists chosen from the field of 25 semi-finalists in the second annual A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline. Each of the five will receive notes on their projects from A&E development executives as well as a cash prize of $2,500. Finalists will also receive $1,500 to shoot additional tape to further enhance their projects. The winning project will be announced during the NYTVF Awards Show on October 27th, and the creators will receive $10,000 as well as the opportunity to participate in the creation of a network pilot based on their concept.

 

Congratulations to the Finalists!

 

2012 NYTVF A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline Finalists

  • Bullied
    Created by: Ed K, Erahm Christopher and JC Pohl – Los Angeles, CA

  • Choir Boys MC
    Created by: Randall Wilson - Los Angeles, CA

  • Deadbeats
    Created by: Frank Mosca, John Morena, Stephen Franciosa Jr. and Vinny Parco – New York, NY

  • O'Lord
    Created by: Octavius Lee Johnson – Baltimore, MD

  • Sammytown
    Created by: Steve Gerbson – Woodland Hills, CA




Semifinalists Announced

 

The NYTVF is pleased to announce the following selections have been named semifinalists in the second anual A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline and will advance to the network for consideration. Five finalists will be identified in the coming months and one winner will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in the production of a pilot based on their concept. Additionally, all twenty-five semifinalists will be invited to the 8th Annual New York Television Festival as Official Artists and enjoy exclusive opportunities available through NYTVF Connect.

 

Congratulations to the semifinalists and sincerest thanks to all who entered!

 

2012 NYTVF A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline Semifinalists

  • Almost Famous...Miami
    Created by: Bill Herndon - Miami, FL

  • American Bombshells
    Created by: Steven Ryan - New York, NY

  • Back to School
    Created by: Michael Kasino - New York, NY

  • Blind Man Talking
    Created by: Patrick Holbert - New York, NY

  • Bullied
    Created by: Ed K, Erahm Machado and JC Pohl – Los Angeles, CA

  • Catch 29
    Created by: Shantelle Guyton - New York, NY

  • Choir Boys MC
    Created by: Randall Wilson - Los Angeles, CA

  • Deadbeats
    Created by: Frank Mosca, John Morena, Stephen Franciosa Jr. and Vinny Parco – New York, NY

  • Free Poker
    Created by: Phillip Hullquist - Nashville, TN

  • Jen the Body Painter
    Created by: Franklin Fitzgerald – Baltimore, MD

  • Joke Life
    Created by: Benjamin Overzet - Denver, CO

  • The ManCave Salon Reality Show
    Created by: Steve Spera and John M. Santora – Morris Plains, NJ

  • Midwest Midwives
    Created by: Michael Kasino -Indianapolis, IN

  • Miss Adventure
    Created by: Jenn Larson - New York, NY

  • The Monster Lab with Myke "The Wolf" Michaels
    Created by: Debbie Singer and Joseph Saroufim - Los Angeles, CA

  • Nocturnal
    Created by: Paul Hennessy - Chicago, IL

  • O'Lord
    Created by: Octavius Lee Johnson – Baltimore, MD

  • Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things
    Created by: Diane Namm - Malibu, CA

  • Prism Glassworks
    Created by: Chris Famelette, Brendan DiGiovanni and Phil Sundling – Troy, NY

  • Raising Hell!
    Created by: Brian Byers - Layton, UT

  • Road Warrior
    Created by: Tom Rhodes - Winter Springs, FL

  • Sammytown
    Created by: Steve Gerbson – Woodland Hills, CA

  • Sidewalk Superstars
    Created by: Dan DeLuca - Arlington, VA

  • Tails in the City
    Created by: Terri Ryan, Phillip Emigh and Bruce Haas – Chicago, IL

  • The Ultimate Soul Food Cook Off
    Created by: Lisa Durden - Newark, New Jersey




Submission Info

 

A&E Network and the NYTVF are teaming up for the second installment of an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. Producers should focus on treatments that focus on big characters in exciting and fresh worlds that are highly entertaining and of the moment. Twenty-five semi-finalists will be reviewed by the network with five finalists receiving development funding to produce additional tape. Finally, one winner will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in the production of a pilot based on their concept.


A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to 25 semi-finalists. These semi-finalists will be presented to A&E development executives, who will select five finalists, each of whom will receive notes on their projects and $2,500 to shoot short presentations, exploring their subject, under the guidance of an A&E approved production partner. One winner, selected by A&E, will be awarded $10,000 and he/she will participate in the production of the pilot.


This competition is FREE to enter.A&E Pipeline


Click here to download the official rules and submission form

Click here to read the press release

Questions? Ask the NYTVF.

 

Use the links below to explore the various aspects of submitting to the A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline.


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Simply set up an account by contacting Audio Network at nyoffice@audionetwork.com with your name, contact details and project title.






Important Dates

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2012…………….Submission Period Begins
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012 (noon)…………….Submission Deadline
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012…………….Semi-Finalists Announced
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2012…………….Finalists Announced


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Eligibility

  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Formats must be:
    • Completely the original work of the entrant
    • Not created or funded by broadcast networks, cable networks or major production studios
    • Not copied from any other source or previously broadcast or otherwise distributed or disseminated on television (except for previous broadcast on locally distributed campus or public access television or limited Internet broadcast)
    • Not in the public domain
    • Not in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity
  • Programs must be received by NOON Eastern on April 3, 2012.


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Entry Requirements

(Download Packet Here)

  • Five (5) copies of the video with label of Producer, Director and/or Production Company and contact information
  • One (1) to two (2) page treatment describing the unscripted format, which must be submitted as both a hardcopy and as a PDF file type on a CD-ROM
  • Subject video must be submitted on playable DVDs formatted for multi-zone or Zone 1 (North America)
  • All videos must have a total running time of between 2 and 4 minutes
  • Signed Application Form
  • There is no fee to enter


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Address

All submissions, accompanied by a signed Application Form, must be sent to:

A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline c/o New York Television Festival
121 W 27th St., Suite 901
New York, NY 10001A&E

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.

NYTVF Pitch

If you're selected as a semi-finalist in the A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline, you will also be invited to participate as an Official Artist in the 2012 New York Television Festival, from October 22 - 27 in Manhattan.

As an Official Artist, you will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in NYTVF Pitch.

2012 NYTVF Pitch Partners

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NYTVF Pitch is a closed initiative hosted on-site at the 2012 New York Television Festival that is open ONLY to Official Festival Artists. Each Pitch Partner is offering a guaranteed deal for an outstanding pitch, but you can ONLY participate if you are named an Official Selection in the 2012 Independent Pilot Competition or a semi-finalist or finalist in one of the NYTVF's stand-alone partnered development initiatives.

More information about NYTVF Pitch.

More information about the NYTVF Artist Experience.