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The NYTVF wants you to create the best content you can, with as many resources at your fingertips as possible. Here are some additional materials to help your project succeeed:
Talent Release Form Example:
Location Release Form Example
Writer’s Guild of America, East - Secure Script Registration
US Copyright Office
SAG-AFTRA Production Resources
“Through SAG-AFTRA's production center, film/tv producers can find the entire signatory process online for five SAG-AFTRA signatory agreements including the New Media Agreement, the Short Film Agreement, and the Ultra Low Budget Film Agreement, among others.”
Check out The NYTVF Blog, where you can find a helpful advice from network & studio execs, Fest Alumni, NYTVF staff, and MORE. Designed to provide submitting artists and TV fans with insight into the current development landscape... If you're thinking about submitting to the NYTVF, this is for you.
Additionally, here are some helpful tips from past Official Artists on how to make your submission(s) stand out:
“Think beyond the pilot and through to a series. Networks and studios aren't interested in your concept – they want your show as fully formed as possible. So come up with a plan, but remember to stay flexible."
- Joshua Bernhard
“Focus first and foremost on content. Without that you have nothing. Make sure your script or story or concept is rock solid. But then make sure that you are doing it justice in the production. You can still shoot your pilot on an iPhone, but just make sure you've found the right person to make that iPhone footage look awesome. You don't need to spend a million dollars, but there is no excuse in this day and age to not leverage the democratized technology to find the right way to tell your story."
- Eric Bryant
“Ask for advice or help from anyone you admire. Working with someone on a show is one of the best ways of networking there is. And if they're too busy, they'll usually refer you to someone else who is great."
- Stephen Levinson
“Be bold and funny and weird and tell your story the way you want to."
- Michael Cyril Creighton
“Make sure your script is tight and that you know how to talk about it!"
- Libby Leonard
“Make your passion project. Chances are, this pilot won't get made into a TV series. (It could! But the odds are stacked against every project.) The most important thing is that it represents your voice and sensibility. It can become a calling card that will open a lot of doors."
- Andy Miara