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WRITERS PUT PEN TO PAPER TO ADDRESS THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE, RACIAL IDENTITY, PARALLEL UNIVERSES, AND SEXY ROBOTS IN 20 SCRIPTS NAMED OFFICIAL SELECTIONS IN SECOND ANNUAL NYTVF SCRIPTS COMPETITION

Projects Have Opportunity to Showcase their Work and Meet with Network, Digital, Agency and Studio Execs at October TV Fest

[NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2017] – The NYTVF today announced the Official Selections for its second annual NYTVF Scripts Competition, which expanded this year to for the first time accept drama pilot scripts from writers worldwide. The 20 comedy and drama scripts selected will be showcased to industry executives at the 13th Annual New York Television Festival, taking place October 23 through 28 in Manhattan.

“For more than a dozen years of running the NYTVF, we’ve gotten spoiled by the level of talent that share their work with us, but this year the Scripts selections are really a cut above. Truly unique voices from established writers and unknowns, this slate embodies the breadth and scope of today’s dynamic television landscape,” said NYTVF Founder and Executive Director Terence Gray. “With embryonic TV events being launched by film festivals and other groups, it’s truly exciting for us that our core mission – to facilitate discovery, foster talent, and bring down barriers for storytellers – continues to propel the industry careers of so many creative individuals and companies year after year.”

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WOMEN OF COLOR, LATINO COMMUNITIES, MILLENNIALS, AND LESBIAN NUNS: THE NYTVF SELECTS 52 PILOTS FEATURING DIVERSE AND INDEPENDENT VOICES IN A MODERN WORLD

Pilot creators will enjoy opportunities to pitch, network with, and learn from executives representing the top networks, studios, digital platforms and agencies Official Selections – including 37 World Festival Premieres – to be screened for the public from October 23-28

[NEW YORK, NY, August 15, 2017] – The NYTVF today announced the Official Selections for its flagship Independent Pilot Competition (IPC). 52 original television and digital pilots and series will be presented for industry executives and TV fans at the 13th Annual New York Television Festival, October 23-28, 2017 at The Helen Mills Theater and Event Space, with additional Festival events at SVA Theatre. This includes 37 World Festival Premieres.

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NYTVF EXPANDS IN 2017, ADDING A DAY FOCUSED ON WRITING TO 13TH ANNUAL NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL, AND LAUNCHING ‘NYTVF CHICAGO’

Dates and Deadlines Announced for Annual NYTVF Scripts and IPC, and the first wave of Development Partners guaranteeing development opportunities for NYTVF Official Artists

[NEW YORK, NY, February 8, 2017] – The NYTVF, the first recognized independent television festival and an organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing top creative talent and connecting it with industry decision-makers, announced the official launch of its 2017 season, including key dates for its flagship initiatives. This includes the 13th annual New York Television Festival, which will take place from October 23 to 28 in lower Manhattan.

This year, building off its record-setting 2016 efforts that saw substantial increases across all submission categories and in the total number of participating industry decision-makers, the NYTVF is also expanding its event programming and outreach to the independent artists, in order to build upon its strong track record facilitating relationships and providing them with information that will advance their careers. This includes: adding a day of programming to the October Festival aimed at television writing; opening up the 2nd annual NYTVF Scripts competition to accept hour-long drama work for the first time (while continuing to accept half-hour comedies); and launching the first NYTVF Chicago.

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truTV TEAMS WITH NYTVF IN SEARCH FOR CREATOR-DRIVEN COMEDY FORMATS

truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative offers Indie Creators a shot at a $25,000 Development Budget

[NEW YORK, NY, December 19, 2016] – The NYTVF today announced, in partnership with truTV, the first-ever truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative, providing independent television creators with a unique development opportunity to create new formats for the comedy-centric network. Seeking both scripted and unscripted ideas, truTV is offering the winning creator(s) a shot at a development budget of up to $25,000 to further hone their idea in collaboration with its executive team.

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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

 

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