Line-up for free event includes digital-focused panel series featuring speakers from Blinkbox, Broadcast, ChannelFlip, FutureMedia, Microsoft, Nesta, We R Interactive, and more
Screening and artist talkback with award-winning NYTVF alumni and
network guests will round out schedule
[NEW YORK, NY, May 23, 2013] – The NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) today announced continued international expansion efforts with a scheduled return to the U.K. for the second iteration of NYTVF London. The free event will take place on June 14, 2013, and will feature a panel series outlining emerging opportunities for independent producers and production companies across the digital landscape in the U.S. and U.K., as well as a cocktail party hosted by MSN, the event's signature sponsor. The festivities will conclude with a screening and artist roundtable with award-winning festival alumni and network sponsors including one of the organization's Development Partners, Channel 4. In addition to MSN and Channel 4, the day is supported by C21 FutureMedia, and BAFTA. [Full Release]
NYTVF “SHORT-FORM STORYTELLERS CHALLENGE” BRINGS INDEPENDENT CREATIVE COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SERIES PICKED UP BY MAJOR ONLINE NETWORK
Indie creators from around the world challenged to develop series conceived specifically for short-form viewing, to be distributed via MSN-supported platforms; winner of $75,000 production budget to be announced following live pitch event at 2013 New York Television Festival in October
[New York, NY, May 20, 2013] The NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) today announced the launch of the “Short-Form Storytellers Challenge,” providing indie producers and production companies with the opportunity to compete for a guaranteed production budget of $75,000 to create an original short-form series for MSN. This is the first NYTVF development initiative seeking digital content that is accepting submissions from outside the U.S.
For the first time, the NYTVF is specifically soliciting micro-episodic content that challenges creators to structure their storytelling in two minutes or less. Additionally, this is the largest MSN-sponsored NYTVF competition. More details of this Challenge will be discussed during an Internet Week panel hosted by MSN and the NYTVF at 5:30 p.m. ET today at 92YTribeca in NYC. [Full Release]
Fox Broadcasting Company and NYTVF Partnership Brings Aspiring TV Writers Opportunity to Win $25,000 and a Network Development Deal
[New York, NY, April 10, 2013]– Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and the NYTVF today announced the sixth annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The contest once again invites aspiring television writers to enter their scripts for original half-hour comedy TV pilots for the opportunity to win $25,000 and a development deal with FOX. Scripts must present an original idea for a potential half-hour comedy series. The opening date for script submissions is Monday, May 20, 2013, and the winner will be announced at the 9th Annual New York Television Festival, being held October 21-26, 2013, in lower Manhattan.
“FOX was the first network to offer a guaranteed development opportunity to independent artists through the NYTVF, and we are thrilled to continue this partnership with them for the sixth consecutive year,” said NYTVF Founder Terence Gray. “From established to unknown, we are in the midst of a golden age of comedy, and each year, we look to shine a light on members of the indie community who have unique comedic voices ideal for television. This wouldn’t be possible without partners like FOX actively seeking out tomorrow’s storytellers.” [Full Release]
Third annual “A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline” empowers indie creators to
uncover unique concepts for further network development
BIO Channel to again hear live pitches at the 2013 New York Television Festival
[New York, NY, March 27, 2013]– The NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) and A+E Networks has
announced that A&E Network and BIO Channel are returning as NYTVF development partners
in 2013. This includes the third installment of the A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline, a
sponsored initiative through which the network is seeking original, unscripted television concepts
from independent artists and production companies.
For the third iteration of this unique partnership, 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 non-scripted television landscape. The goal is to galvanize the NYTVF's creative base – totaling over 12,000 writer/producers – to bring their unique creative sensibilities to non-scripted storytelling. [Full Release]
BET Networks, Channel 4, IFC, MTV, truTV and VH1 to be Festival Development Partners; Sundance Channel returns as NYTVF Pitch Partner
Each will guarantee to offer a development deal during the 9th Annual New York Television Festival, Now Officially Set for October 21-26, 2013
[New York, NY, February 26, 2013] 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 seven 2013 development partners. BET Networks is coming aboard as a new development partner, with Channel 4, IFC, MTV, Sundance Channel, truTV and VH1 all returning from last year. These seven join previously-announced 2013 development partners Comedy Central, CW Digital, HISTORY and NBC, and all 11 have committed to award a development deal to independent artists this year.
Additionally, the NYTVF has announced that the 9th Annual New York Television Festival will take place October 21-26, 2013, in downtown Manhattan. [Full Release]