Winner Announced

 

The winner of the 2014 A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline is:

  • Risk, created by Eric Kutner – New York, NY

 




Finalists Announced

 

The NYTVF is proud to announce the five finalist projects in the fourth annual A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline. One winner will win a $10,000 prize and the opportunity to participate in the creation of a network pilot based on their concept with a minimum $25,000 budget.

 

  • American Weed
    Created by Jon Hoffman and Michael Kedor – Los Angeles, CA

  • Out of the Ring
    Created by Brendan McGee – New York, NY

  • The Outlaws
    Created by Charles Barber and Amy Kalafa – New Haven, CT

  • Risk
    Created by Eric Kutner – New York, NY

  • Wendt Crazy
    Created by Brian Pargac and Eric Pargac – New York, NY



Semi-finalists Announced

 

The NYTVF is proud to announce the fifteen semi-finalist projects in the fourth annual A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline. All of the selected producers will have their projects reviewed by the network. Five finalists will be named by A&E and have the opportunity to create additional tape under the guidance of the channel and the NYTVF. One winner will win a $10,000 prize and the opportunity to participate in the creation of a network pilot based on their concept with a minimum $25,000 budget.

 

Additionally, the semi-finalists have the opportunity to participate in the 2014 New York Television Festival as Official Artists.

  • American Weed
    Created by Jon Hoffman and Michael Kedor – Los Angeles, CA

  • Beneath the Surface
    Created by Rick Dobbis – New Milford, CT

  • Blood Brothers
    Created by Will Cunningham – New York, NY

  • Deno’s Wonder Wheel
    Created by Andy Garcia and Sue Mowris – Brooklyn, NY

  • Family Grind
    Created by Josh Kameyer and Louise Ocasion – Santa Monica, CA

  • Kuts and Life
    Created by Larry Barnes, Michael Campbell, and Jessica Renee Coleman – Sicklerville, NJ

  • Larson Legacy
    Created by Jenn Larson – Mora, MN

  • Life in the Doghouse
    Created by Will Cunningham, Michael D’Antuono, and Brad Myers – North Wildwood, NJ

  • Out of the Ring
    Created by Brendan McGee – New York, NY

  • The Outlaws
    Created by Charles Barber and Amy Kalafa – New Haven, CT

  • Risk
    Created by Eric Kutner – New York, NY

  • Skin Deep
    Created by KD Amond and LuLu Marcil – New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA

  • Studio Life
    Created by David Faulhaber, Justin Herbst, and Anthony Santonocito – Austin, TX

  • Total Destruction
    Created by Eric David – Las Vegas, NV

  • Wendt Crazy
    Created by Brian Pargac and Eric Pargac – New York, NY

Congratulations to all the semi-finalists, and thank you to everyone who entered!


 

Submission Info

 

A&E and the NYTVF have teamed for the fourth annual A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline to offer great independent producers the opportunity to develop new programming with A&E. If you have an eye for terrific characters and new worlds that add life and freshness to the TV landscape, then this is an opportunity for you.

 

A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to 15 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, a $2,500 prize, and an additional $1,500 to shoot a short presentation further exploring their subject, under the guidance of an A&E approved production partner. One winner, selected by A&E, will be awarded a $10,000 prize and the opportunity to produce a pilot presentation with a minimum $25,000 budget.

 

All 15 finalists will receive designation as 2014 NYTVF Official Artists and an exclusive invitation to participate in the 10th annual New York Television Festival, held in NYC in 2014.


This competition is FREE to enter.A&E Pipeline


Click here to download the official rules and submission form


Questions? Ask the NYTVF.

 

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




A&E Creative Brief

From the hilarious antics of "Duck Dynasty" and "Bad Ink" to the gritty tension of "The First 48" and the entrepreneurial strategy and family hijinks of "Wahlburgers," A&E is the destination for real, 21st Century stories. For this initiative, we want you to introduce us to a world that is original, new, and full of life. Don't merely show us the great characters that you uncover, but take us into their lives. What makes this concept new, fun, and appealing? How are your characters connected and in what ways do they interact? We are seeking resourceful groups of people who enjoy life and meet its adversities with good humor and perseverance. Also, don't feel pressured to merely look at concepts that are similar to what is on our air now − after all, we already have it! A&E has long been a home for outstanding television, and we think you might be able to uncover the next big thing.


About A&E:
Now reaching 100 million homes, A&E is the home to 100% original content that inspires and challenges audiences to BE ORIGINAL. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality, uniquely immersive entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series, including “Bates Motel,” “Longmire” and “Those Who Kill,” to signature non-fiction franchises, including “Duck Dynasty,” “Beyond Scared Straight” and “Storage Wars.” The A&E website is located at aetv.com.


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Awards

  • 15 Semi-finalists will recieve designation as 2014 NYTVF Official Artists and an exclusive invitation to participate in the 10th annual New York Television Festival, held in NYC in 2014.
  • 5 Finalists will receive notes from the network, a $2,500 prize, and $1,500 to shoot short presentations that further explore their subject.
  • 1 winning project, selected by A&E, will be awarded $10,000, and a development project order with a minimum guaranteed budget of $25,000.


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Important Dates

  • Monday, April 7, 2014…………….Submission Period Begins
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (noon)…………….Submission Deadline
  • Monday, June 30, 2014 (on or about)…………….Semi-Finalists Announced
  • Monday, July 28, 2014…………….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 May 28, 2014.


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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
  • Video: submitted on both playable DVDs and as a compressed video file (mp4 preferred).
    • Playable DVDS: Five (5) copies of the Pilot Program with label of Producer, Director and/or Production Company and contact information
    • Compressed video file: One (1) copy of the Pilot Program saved as a compressed/ QuickTime file on a data DVD (MP4 with H.264 or MOV preferred. Recommended output minimum 640w x 348h pixels, or under 200MB)
  • All videos must have a total running time of between 2 and 4 minutes
  • One screen capture image or digital still from the program on CD or DVD (may be on same disc as compressed video file)
  • 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

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