NYTVF SHIFTS ANNUAL FESTIVAL TO JULY, ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FLAGSHIP PILOT AND SCRIPT INITIATIVES FOR 2018
14th Annual New York Television Festival – Set for week of July 15 – Moves Dates to More Strategically Align with Beginning of TV Buying Season
[New York, NY, December 6, 2017] The NYTVF has announced that the industry's first independent television festival is moving to the summer. In 2018, the 14th annual New York Television Festival will take place the week of July 15, shifting from late October to more strategically align with the TV development calendar and maximize potential for officially-selected projects and creators. An organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing top creative talent and connecting it with networks, studios, digital platforms, agencies, and brands, the NYTVF continues to grow its core programs – the Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), NYTVF Scripts and NYTVF Connect. With this move, NYTVF’s accredited industry participants will be able to have exclusive, early access to Official Selections from the pilot and script competitions following the Upfronts, in time for the new TV buying and development season.