The NYTVF Blog

Development Advice and Insights



  • NYTVF Milestones

    • 2015

      *October 2015

      NYTVF Development Deal Winners Announced more

      *October 2015

      11th Annual New York Television Festival runs from 10/19 to 10/24 in NYC more

      *October 2015

      NYTVF and Gannett Present the StoryNEXT Virtual Reality Conference more

      *September 2015

      NYTVF Announces Primetime Programming for 11th Annual Festival Featuring: WGN, truTV, CNN, and Dan Harmon more

      *August 2015

      AMC and UK-based Channel 4 partner to offer development award at the 2015 festival. more

      *August 2015

      Fifty original television and web series pilots will be presented for industry executives and TV fans at the 11th Annual New York Television Festival more

      *July 2015

      A&E Networks partners for Create360, offering indie producers development opportunities across the network group. more

      *June 2015

      Starz partnership will identify an outstanding producer or production team for the inaugural “Starz Rising Talent Award.” more

      *June 2015

      Red Arrow Entertainment Group will identify outstanding new comedy voices for further development and production opportunities. more

      *May 2015

      NYTVF winner Animals being produced by Mark and Jay Duplass for HBO. more

      *April 2015

      truTV President and Head of Programming Chris Linn Joins NYTVF Board more

      *April 2015

      The Orchard & NYTVF Co-production, The Jamz, will star Jim Kozyra and Chris Petlak,Kathy Najimy, David Pasquesi and Michael Patrick Thornton. more

    • 2014

      *October 2014

      NYTVF launches new production arm with four initial development partners: A&E NETWORK, FOX, HISTORY AND THE ORCHARD more

      *October 2014

      Creative Keynote series featuring conversations with Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, The Strain), Jenni Konner (Girls), and Beau Willimon (House of Cards). more

      *August 2014

      New partnership with The Orchard will award a guaranteed, six-episode series order to an outstanding selection from this year's New York Television Festival more

      *June 2014

      Finalists from First Six FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contests to Compete to Develop Pilot Presentation for the Network more

      *May 2014

      NYTVF partners, Travel Channel and ulive to offer a digital series to an independent artist participating in 2014 Festival more

      *April 2014

      Investigation Discovery, Fremantle Media North America, FYI, and We tv are added to the NYTVF family of partners! more

      *February 2014

      NYTVF's first international co-development opportunity with Channel 4, Lionsgate, Sea to Sky, and Thunderbird Films. more



    • 2013

      *October 2013

      Twenty deals announced at Fest, bringing 2013 total up to a record-breaking 31: more

      *October 2013

      Fest schedule announced featuring Mitch Hurwitz and Greg Daniels as well as premieres from FOX and Hulu: more

      *August 2013

      Official Selections for 9th Annual Fest announced: more

      *June 2013

      NYTVF returns to London: more

      *May 2013

      NYTVF partners with MSN for Short-Form Challenge: more

      *April 2013

      FOX returns for sixth iteration of Comedy Script Contest: more

      *March 2013

      A+E Networks re-ups Development Pipelines and Pitch efforts for 2013 Festival: more

      *February 2013

      Seven Industry Partners sign on to guarantee development opportunities to 2013 Official Artists: more

      *February 2013

      TV Tuesdays monthly events launch in NYC: more



    • 2012

      *October 2012

      NBC, Comedy Central, History, and the CW sign on as first 2013 Development Partners: more

      *October 2012

      Fest lauds winners; 19 development deals handed out during 8th Annual Fest: more

      *October 2012

      8th New York Television Festival features more projects, premieres, and free events than ever before; NYTVF Connect launches: more

      *July 2012

      Samsung signs on for Second Screen Storytellers Challenge: more

      *April 2012

      NYTVF partners with Lifetime for Unscripted Development Pipeline: more

      *March 2012

      NYTVF announced partnership with Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival: more



    • 2011

      *December 2011

      Multi-year Festival alums, NYC-based comedy troupe "The Tenderloins" debut in truTV series, "Impractical Jokers." more

      *November 2011

      The NYTVF launches the first annual NYTVF LONDON, featuring an afternoon of panels focused on opening the U.S. television market to UK-based independent television producers. The Festival announces the first-ever UK-exclusive initiatives within the Independent Pilot Competition. more

      *September 2011

      The NYTVF and Comedy Central launch the inaugural Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition. more

      * September 2011

      Over 250 Official Artists and representatives from over 75 television and new media companies descend on 7th Annual New York Television Festival. A record 13 guaranteed development deals are announced at the NYTVF Awards Show more

      *Summer 2011

      NYTVF launches the inaugural Pitch Program, offering guaranteed development deals for an outstanding pitch from NYTVF's 2011 class of Official Artists. more

      *Spring 2011

      The NYTVF and A&E Network announce inaugural A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline.more

      *February 2011

      NYTVF launches multi-city outreach tour that includes events in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Philadelphia and NYC. more



    • 2010

      *Fall 2010

      NYTVF 2010 IFC "Out of the Box" Award Winner "Greg & Donny" announced as part of the network's 2010 development slate. more

      *September 2010

      The Festival hosts the first-ever New York Nonscripted panel, offering aspiring TV producers and directors insight on reality and alternative television programming. more

      *Spring 2010

      NYTVF partners with the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment to launch "NYTVF Spotlight," a weekly installment on the City's flagship channel, NYC Life, highlighting outstanding selections from past Festivals. more



    • 2009

      *Fall 2009

      ION Television and the NYTVF announce a new initiative, Act I: The ION Television Movie Contest.

      *September 2009

      The City of New York salutes the NYTVF on its five year anniversary with a Mayoral Proclamation from New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. more

      *September 2009

      The NYTVF welcomes Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Ronald D. Moore as the keynote speaker for the Festival's first ever Development Day. more



    • 2008

      *September 2008

      The first ever NYTVF Digital Day boasts panels, screenings and events focused on the emerging Web TV movement. more

      *September 2008

      The NYTVF partners with the People's Choice Awards for the Festival's Audience Award, marking the first time in the PCA's history that their award is presented outside of the annual January telecast. more

      *September 2008

      The 2008 NYTVF kicks off with a bell at the NASDAQ. more

      *Spring 2008

      NYTVF announces the first-ever FOX Comedy Script Contest. more



    • 2007

      *Fall 2007

      NYTVF launches the TV Festival Passport Program to share the work of artists across the world and promote a global community of television creators. more

      *September 2007

      The 2007 Festival's Premiere Week salutes new network shows including NBC's Chuck and ABC's Pushing Daisies. more

      *Summer 2007

      The NYTVF Fellowship Program set to launch at the 2007 Festival with inaugural mentors. more

      *Spring 2007

      NYTVF and Proctor & Gamble Productions launch a nationwide comedy search contest. Xbox and the NYTVF team up for the Xbox Live Original Series Contest. more



    • 2006

      *Fall 2006

      NYTVF 2006 Best Comedy and Audience Award Winner Split the Difference scores a deal with NBC. more

      *September 2006

      NYTVF pilot-maker Nick Cogan receives the first ever MSN artistic Achievement Award at the Festival. more

      *Summer 2006

      The NYTVF announces Premiere Week 2006, including network events from ABC, NBC and FOX. more

      *Spring 2006

      MSN joins the Festival as a Signature Sponsor, providing online distribution for all NYTVF content. more



    • 2005

      *Fall 2005

      NYTVF Artists receive the first acquisition deals from the 2005 Festival, including sales to A&E and Versus.

      *September 2005

      The first ever NYTVF launches with a red carpet opening night event in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. more