NYTVF Scripts to Offer Aspiring TV Writers Showcase Opportunities at Annual New York Television Festival
[New York, NY, April 21, 2016] The NYTVF, an organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing top independent creative talent and connecting it with networks, studios, digital platforms, agencies, and brands, today announced the official launch of NYTVF Scripts, a new script initiative offering aspiring TV writers the opportunity to have their work highlighted at the annual New York Television Festival. In its first year, NYTVF Scripts will accept original, half-hour comedy scripts for consideration by broadcast, cable, and digital buyers.
NYTVF PRODUCTIONS AND THE ORCHARD ANNOUNCE WORLDWIDE DIGITAL PREMIERE OF THEIR FIRST INDEPENDENT ORIGINAL TV SERIES, THE JAMZ
Workplace Comedy Featuring Kathy Najimy, David Pasquesi and Michael Patrick Thornton Available on iTunes Exclusively on April 12
[New York, NY, March 29, 2016] NYTVF Productions and The Orchard today announced their original TV series, The Jamz, will be available on iTunes exclusively beginning on April 12. Based on the 2014 New York Television Festival Official Selection of the same name, The Jamz is the first original TV program to be funded and distributed worldwide by The Orchard and the first series from the indie TV organization's recently launched NYTVF Productions division. Comedy fans worldwide will be able to access The Jamz via an iTunes Season Pass for all four, half-hour episodes for $4.99 at iTunes.com/TheJamz. The series premiere will be available on iTunes for free starting April 12, and beginning April 30 the series will be available on additional digital platforms.
Seeso Joins NYTVF as Development and Outreach Partner
[New York, NY, February 16, 2016] - NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) today announced the expansion of its comedy outreach efforts in 2016, including a new development deal opportunity with Seeso (www.seeso.com), and a series of events designed to reach out to and grow NYTVF’s community of independent TV comedy producers and writers. Seeso, the recently-launched, ad-free comedy streaming channel from NBCUniversal’s Digital Enterprises, has teamed with the NYTVF to offer the Seeso Comedy Award: an opportunity for independent TV creators to develop a series for the subscription service. The partnership marks the first time the NYTVF – an organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing top independent creative talent and fostering connections with networks, studios and brands – has partnered with an OTT channel to develop original content. To qualify, a comedy project created with Seeso in mind must be entered into the NYTVF's annual Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) by June 30, and named a 2016 IPC “Official Selection.”