Network Will Team with NYTVF Productions on a Comedy Project, Selected from Among the Official Artists Invited to the 11th Annual New York Television Festival, Taking Place October 19-24, 2015 in Manhattan
truTV President and Head of Programming Chris Linn Joins NYTVF Board
[New York, NY, April 8, 2015] The NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) today announced a new partnership with truTV that guarantees a deal on a comedy project to be awarded to an outstanding project from this year's New York Television Festival. The winner of the truTV Greenlight Award will be identified from among the Festival's 2015 Official Artists, and will develop a project in partnership with truTV and the Festival's recently-launched production arm, NYTVF Productions.
Also today, the NYTVF – an organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing top independent creative talent and fostering connections with networks, studios and brands – announced the dates for the 11th annual New York Television Festival, its flagship event, which will take place this year in Manhattan from October 19-24.
truTV, which recently announced a deal to bring pop culture game show Billy on the Street to the network, is returning to the New York Television Festival in search of comedic non-scripted programming, with an emphasis on Comedy formats. Since 2012, truTV has guaranteed development deals to independent artists through the NYTVF.
The NYTVF has also announced that truTV President and Head of Programming Chris Linn is the newest addition to its Executive Board – a group of industry leaders who hold top positions at the networks, studios, agencies and other companies that are part of the fast-evolving television and digital video ecosystem.