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NYTVF ADDS EIGHT UNSCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS FOR 2014

Indie TV organization welcomes new partners Investigation Discovery, FremantleMedia North America, FYI, and WE tv in addition to returning networks Channel 4, National Geographic Channels, SundanceTV, and truTV

Each will offer a development award during the 10th Annual New York Television Festival

[New York, NY, April 15, 2014] The NYTVF (www.nytvf.com), an organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing top independent creative talent and fostering connections with networks, studios and brands, today announced the addition of eight unscripted development partners for their tenth annual festival this fall. Investigation Discovery, FremantleMedia North America, FYI, and WE tv are coming aboard as new development partners, with Channel 4 (Entertainment division), National Geographic Channels, SundanceTV, and truTV all returning from last year. These eight join previously-announced 2014 development partners A&E, Comedy Central, HISTORY, and Lionsgate/Sea to Sky (who is partnering with Channel 4's Drama division) and all 12 have committed to offer a development award to independent artists this year.

“We've long endeavored to open doors across the television spectrum, and I'm thrilled by the support of our unscripted partners,” said NYTVF Founder Terence Gray. “The NYTVF provides buyers with a real opportunity to message specifically to a group of talented and out-of-the-box creators, yielding unique, fresh, and valuable concepts and relationships with tremendous potential.”

During the 2014 New York Television Festival, each of the NYTVF’s Development Partners will offer a development award to an outstanding Official Artist from the Festival’s 2014 competitions. Submission information, deadlines and creative briefs from each partner can be found at HERE.

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A&E NETWORK RETURNS IN 2014 AS NYTVF DEVELOPMENT PARTNER; GUARANTEED PILOT PRESENTATION UP FOR GRABS

Fourth annual “A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline” empowers indie creators to uncover unique concepts for further network development

[New York, NY, March 17, 2014]– The NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) and A&E Network have announced that A&E will return as an NYTVF development partner in 2014 for the tenth annual New York Television Festival. For the first time, the A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline will include the network guaranteeing that the winning entry will receive the opportunity to produce a pilot presentation with a minimum $25,000 budget.

A&E and the NYTVF are encouraging producers to think outside the box, seeking concepts and characters that inject new life and freshness into the unscripted television landscape. The goal is to galvanize the NYTVF's creative base – totaling over 14,000 writer/producers – to bring their unique creative sensibilities to unscripted storytelling.

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NYTVF, LIONSGATE/SEA TO SKY AND UK-BASED CHANNEL 4 TEAM UP TO OFFER DRAMA DEVELOPMENT AWARD TO INDIE TV CREATORS

Dates for 2014 New York Television Festival revealed, with 10th annual festival to take place October 20 – 25

[New York, NY, February 18, 2014] NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) today announced that, for the first time, it is bringing an international co-development opportunity to independent TV creators. In partnership with Channel 4, Lionsgate and Sea to Sky, its joint venture with Frank Giustra’s Thunderbird Films, the NYTVF is launching the “Lionsgate/Sea To Sky Entertainment – Channel 4 Drama Co-Development Award,” guaranteeing that an outstanding drama project will receive a $45,000 script development award from the studio and broadcaster.

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 10th annual New York Television Festival, its flagship event, which will take place this year in Manhattan from October 20-25.

To qualify for the Lionsgate/Sea To Sky – Channel 4 Drama co-development award, independent creators must enter a drama project into the NYTVF's annual Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), which is now accepting independently produced television and digital pilots in all genres until June 27. Projects named “Official Selections” in 2014 will be eligible for consideration by Lionsgate/Sea To Sky and Channel 4 for the script development funding.

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If you are an accredited member of the press and would like additional information about the NYTVF, please contact the NYTVF press team at:

The Lippin Group (212) 986-7080
Matt Biscuiti matt@lippingroup.com
Don Ciaramella don@lippingroup.com
Kevin Broderick kevin@lippingroup.com

 

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