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.