What is Pitch?
NYTVF Pitch, launched in 2011, will return to the 8th Annual New York Television Festival, with seven partners signed on to take pitches from the Festival's class of 2012 Official Artists. Each partner will guarantee a development deal for one selected producer and pitch. Inaugural Pitch Partners Sundance Channel and SevenOne International will return, joining new partners The BIO Channel, Hasbro Studios, Logo, truTV, and the Festival's first international network partner, Channel 4 from the UK.
How does NYTVF Pitch work?
- Each Pitch Partner will provide the NYTVF with a Creative Brief, outlining development goals and the types of pitches they are interested in.
- Creative briefs will be distributed to all 2012 Official Artists in the weeks prior to the 2012 NYTVF.
- NYTVF Pitch semifinalists will be selected from the submitted pitches.
- Semifinalists will meet with development executives from each of the partner companies on-site at the 2012 Festival.
How can I participate?
- NYTVF Pitch is a closed initiative hosted on-site at the 2012 New York Television Festival that is open ONLY to Official Festival Artists.
What is an "Official Artist"?
- Official Artists designation is applied to the creators of projects that are named Official Selections in the 2012 Independent Pilot Competition or finalists in one of the NYTVF's stand-alone partnered development initiatives. Announced 2012 stand-alone partnered initiatives include Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition and NYTVF London Development Deals.
Click below for an introduction to each of the 2012 NYTVF Pitch Partners:
NOTES FROM SUNDANCE CHANNEL COMING SOON
NOTES FROM SEVENONE/RED ARROW ENTERTAINMENT:
SevenOne International is the worldwide programming distribution house of ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s Red Arrow Entertainment Group. Red Arrow combines a dynamic and growing group of international television production companies with powerful creative partnerships, alongside SevenOne International. ProSiebenSat.1 Media is Germany's largest television company and among the leading media companies in Europe. In addition to the core business television, the ProSiebenSat.1’s portfolio includes numerous Internet brands, radio and new media holdings, plus activities in music, live and artist management.
SevenOne International offers a comprehensive portfolio of TV events, mini-series, TV movies, telenovelas, prime-time series, magazines and entertainment formats. In addition, SevenOne International markets programs from third parties.
SevenOne International has a first-rate portfolio of productions that have earned renowned awards as the Rose d’Or, the Bambi, or the German Television Prize. In addition to productions commissioned by the Group’s own stations, SevenOne International is also playing an increasing role as an investor, using its own capital to finance major international events.
SevenOne Interanational and Red Arrow Entertainment Group look forward to returning to the 2012 New York Television Festival and meeting with the best emerging producers for their second annual NYTVF Pitch event.
NOTES FROM LOGO:
Logo is the entertainment network for savvy and trendsetting adult viewers from Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in nearly 50 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com and NewNowNext.com. Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what's next-all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that's outrageous, smart, and inclusive. Logo is part of Viacom Media Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
NOTES FROM CHANNEL 4:
Channel 4 exists to offer something different – to surprise, to challenge established orthodoxies, to pioneer fresh approaches. In a world of increasing homogeneity we aim to bring originality and innovation, and breathe life into new ideas. Our distinctiveness on-screen stems from the ethos of creative diversity that lies at the heart of everything we do.
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster in the UK. We do not receive any public funding and have a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Channel 4 works across television, film and digital media to deliver our public service remit, as outlined in the 2003 Communications Act and most recently the 2010 Digital Economy Act.
Channel 4 was launched on 2nd November 1982 with a unique business model, under the Broadcasting Act 1981. We are funded predominantly by advertising and sponsorship, but unlike other broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4 is not shareholder owned. Channel 4 is a statutory corporation, independent of Government, and governed by a unitary board made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible for ensuring that Channel 4 fulfils its remit and delivers its financial responsibilities. Non-executive directors are appointed by OFCOM in agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This system ensures our not-for-profit status; that we are held accountable and that all profit generated by our commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of our public service remit.
In addition to the main Channel 4 service, which is available on all digital platforms as well as through traditional analogue transmission, our portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music, as well as an ever-growing range of online activities that includes channel4.com, Channel 4's bespoke video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects. Through its film arm Film4 Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.
As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is required to commission UK content from the independent production sector. We are a major investor in the UK's creative economy, working with around 300 creative companies from across the UK every year and investing significantly in training and talent development throughout the industry.
NOTES FROM HASBRO:
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based production division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio develops and produces shows based on Hasbro's world-class brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop and Family Game Night; delivers new branded content; and produces programs with top third-party content creators.
Many of these shows run on The Hub, a television network for children and their families that was re-branded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010. The Hub is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). The Studio's international division has sold series based on Hasbro’s extensive stable of toy and game titles to over 30 networks reaching over 140 countries (plus co-productions in seven countries).
Hasbro Studios is led by President Stephen Davis. Finn Arnesen, a seasoned international television executive, is senior VP of international distribution and development.
In 2009, Hasbro President-CEO Brian Goldner recruited Davis, a television industry veteran, to launch the worldwide production and distribution operation and re-imagine, re-ignite and reinvent Hasbro's world-class brands for a global television audience.
In short order, Davis set out to quickly staff up, attract top A-List showrunners on the order of theatrical and television writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek, Hawaii Five-O) and make the Burbank-based studio one of the most prolific independent program suppliers in Hollywood.
Davis succeeded, turning out 335 half-hours of original kids and family programming for The Hub and the international markets during its first year for the 2010–11 season.
In May 2011, Hasbro Studios programming earned eight Daytime Emmy® Award nominations, led by Transformers Prime with six nods, including two wins for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. Family Game Night and Pictureka! also collected one nomination each from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
For the 2011–12 season, the Studio is producing a further 255 half-hours of original programming. The new series include its first scripted miniseries, Clue, inspired by the iconic family game brand, as well as Littlest Pet Shop, The Game of Life, Transformers Rescue Bots and Scrabble Showdown, among others, in addition to five returning series including The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Family Game Night, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Pound Puppies and Transformers Prime.
Thru the end of 2012, Hasbro Studios will have developed, produced and launched a total of 15 series encompassing nearly 600 half-hours of original programming.
NOTES FROM BIO:
At BIO, we prove that the truth about people is always more entertaining than fiction. BIO is about real people and their real lives: up close and personal, gritty and provocative, always unfiltered. BIO original series uncover the real drama in people stories: everyday situations with a twist; celebrities going off-script; people-centric crime stories and paranormal events. In addition to being the exclusive home to the Emmy-Award winning “Biography®” series, the dynamic blend of original and acquired series on BIO includes “I Survived,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories” and “Inside Story.” The 24-hour network is now available in more than 66 million households. The BIO web site is located at www.bio.com.
NOTES FROM truTV:
truTV, one of cable’s fastest growing brands, offers a wildly entertaining look at the real world through outrageous characters, unpredictable situations and irreverent storytelling. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Hardcore Pawn, Full Throttle Saloon, Lizard Lick Towing, Storage Hunters, Impractical Jokers, Operation Repo, South Beach Tow, Black Gold and World's Dumbest…, as well as the acquired hit Wipeout. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name In Session..