How to submit to the NYTVF

 

The NYTVF exists as a year-round development incubator, providing independent artists with multiple opportunities to create, share and showcase their best and most promising ideas. Each year the NYTVF offers creators opportunities to showcase their original pilots and web series through the annual Independent Pilot Competition and stand-alone sponsored initiatives.

 

What is the Independent Pilot Competition?

The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual competition, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and web series from around the globe. Official Selections from the IPC will screen in competition during the annual New York Television Festival each fall. IPC Official Selections are eligible for the competition's category and individual achievement awards as well as guaranteed development deals from Festival Development Partners. Visit the 2014 IPC page here.

 

What are Sponsored Initiatives?

Throughout the year, the NYTVF collaborates with networks, studios, and brands to provide exclusive submission opportunities for indie creators to get into business with industry partners. These sponsored initiatives allow creators to tailor their original projects exclusively with a particular partner in mind. In each case, the partner will guarantee a deal for at least one project selected.

Projects selected as finalists or semi-finalists in sponsored initiatives will also be named as Official Selections in the New York Television Festival. The winning project will enter into an option deal with the corresponding network and the remaining finalists and/or semi-finalists will be eligible for NYTVF Festival Development Deals once the period of exclusivity with the original initiative sponsor has ended. In addition, all creators with finalists or semi-finalists projects in sponsored initiatives will be named Official Artists and are eligible for the benefits of NYTVF Connect.

Current Sponsored Initiatives are listed below.

 




Currently accepting submissions for:

 

2014 Independent Pilot Competition

The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual competition, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and web series from around the globe. Official Selections from the IPC will screen in competition during the annual New York Television Festival each fall. IPC Official Selections are eligible for the competition's category and individual achievement awards as well as guaranteed development deals from Festival Development Partners.

 

FULL DETAILS HERE

 

 

2014 Just For Laughs TV Comedy Search

Just for Laughs and the NYTVF are looking for hilarious new TV comedy ideas (and the masterminds behind them) to compete in the third-annual joint initiative slated for the Just for Laughs ComedyPRO Conference in Montreal, July 24-26. Five finalists will be selected to pitch live during the event before a panel of comedy experts with one winner selected for exclusive showcase opportunities and participation at the 2014 New York Television Festival in October.

 

FULL DETAILS HERE

 

 

2014 A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline

A&E and the NYTVF have teamed for the fourth annual A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline to offer great independent producers the opportunity to develop new programming with A&E. If you have an eye for terrific characters and new worlds that add life and freshness to the TV landscape, then this is an opportunity for you.

 

A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to 15 semi-finalists. These semi-finalists will be presented to A&E development executives, who will select five finalists, each of whom will receive notes on their projects, a $2,500 prize, and an additional $1,500 to shoot a short presentation further exploring their subject, under the guidance of an A&E approved production partner. One winner, selected by A&E, will be awarded a $10,000 prize and and a development project order with a minimum guaranteed budget of $25,000.

 

FULL DETAILS HERE

 

 


More 2014 Initiatives to be announced soon




NYTVF Pitch

Open exclusively to Official Festival Artists, NYTVF Pitch offers even more guaranteed deals. Based on creative briefs provided by participating networks and studios, Officals Artists of the 2013 NYTVF will have the chance to pitch new show concepts directly to development executives at the Fall Festival in NYC.

 

2013 NYTVF Pitch Partners

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For more information about NYTVF Pitch, click here.





PAST INITIATIVES

Click on the years below to explore some of NYTVF's past endeavors.

  • 2013

    • 2013 A&E Unscripted Pipeline a&e

      In 2013, A&E Network and the New York Television Festival continued their innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. The top treatments were reviewed by the network, and the winning producer’s concept will be produced as a pilot in partnership with A&E Network.

      Winner: "Dirt Track Outlaws" Created by: Nathan Stoll

      Finalists:

      • "Carved in Vermont" Created by: Barre Pinske and Alex Stradling - Chester, VT
      • "Dirt Track Outlaws" Created by: Nathan Stoll - New York, NY
      • "The Location Scout" Created by: Jon Bartholomew - Minneapolis, MN
      • "The Mayor of Malibu" Created by: Jay Falk - Malibu, CA
      • "Tornado Alley" Created by: Patrick Guzzo, Melanie Clapp, Elena Sorré, and Joanna Shaw - New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2013 History Unscripted Pipeline history

      History and the NYTVF teamed up for an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments. Twenty-five semi-finalists were reviewed by the network with five finalists receiving development funding to produce additional tape. Finally, one winner received $10,000 and an opportunity to work with History Programming to produce a pilot presentation of their winning submission.

      Winner: "Fire Bombers" Created by: Rick Dobbis

      Finalists:

      • "Beer Guts & Glory" by Mike Baca, Inga Bagne, and Scott Mason
      • "Factory Ride" by David Novack
      • "Fire Bombers" by Rick Dobbis
      • "Preacher Man" by Renee Poole
      • "Remodeling Reality" by Greg Dart and Ryan Shaffer

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2013 NBC Drama Challenge nbc

      The New York Television Festival and NBC teamed up to offer aspiring TV writers and producers the opportunity to win $25,000 and a development deal with NBC!

      Winner: "Blackbird" created by Casey Campbell and Yosh Hayashi

      Finalists:

      • "Blackbird" by Casey Campbell and Yosh Hayashi
      • "Citizens" by Brian DeCubellis and Diana DeCubellis
      • "The Conspiracist" by Barry Gribble
      • "Downeast" by Wes Hopper
      • "Euston Prep" by Annie Liu and Andrew Connor
      • "Home" by Brian H. Kim and Kristen Thompson
      • "Land of the Living" by Liam Finn
      • "Last Responder" by Corey Patrick
      • "The Lottery" by Sean Tracy
      • "Pass/Fail" by Caitlin McCarthy and Jim Forbes
      • "The Plague" by Joseph Gerbino
      • "Serpent's Park" by Michael Colucci
      • "Shining City" by Douglas Stark and William N. Fordes
      • "Spade" by Justin Santore
      • "Two Harbors" by Jim Macak and James Gardner

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2013 Independent Pilot Competition

      The 2013 Independent Pilot Competition invited talented writers, producers and actors from across the world to submit their independently-produced, original television pilots.

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNERS
    • 2013 Fox Comedy Script Contest fox

      In 2013, the New York Television Festival and FOX Broadcasting Company teamed up to host the 6th annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The competition invited aspiring writers to submit scripts for an original half-hour comedy pilot. Finalists had their scripts evaluated by FOX, and one winner received $25,000 and a development deal.

      Winner:“We're Not Your Parents” by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith

      Finalists:

      • "Alice, Wonderland" by Sean Presant
      • "Black Sheep" by Josh Sorokach
      • "Bros" by Mark Kosin
      • "Chimney Creek" by Ben Barnes and Joel Huggins
      • "Creatives" by Alex Sherman
      • "D-1" by Crystal Hubbard
      • "Evil Blond Kid" by Erik Voss
      • "Ex-Communication" by Gabi Conti
      • "The Good Samaritan’s Club" by Ben Greene
      • "Hot Fail" by Tim Drucker and Tracy Weiler
      • "Julie #2" by Julie Kraut
      • "The Manifest" by Joel Solomon and Lukas Kaiser
      • "Match Pointe" by Erick Pausz
      • "Park Life" by Steve Marovitch
      • "Peace" by Dane Brannan and Thane Economou
      • "The Pool" by Kevin Anglin
      • "Power Moms" by Melissa London Hilfers – New York, NY
      • "Reject – A Recruiting Comedy" by Scott Eckert – Brooklyn, NY
      • "Rom.com" by Torrey Speer – Los Angeles, CA
      • "Rumspringa" by Philippe Iujvidin – Los Angeles, CA
      • "Third and a Mile" by David Eskridge – North Bergen, NJ
      • "We’re Not Your Parents" by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith
      • "What Goes Up..." by Hillary Handelsman
      • "Works in Progress" by David Budin and Brendan McCarthy
      • "Yellow Pine Pride" by Beau Henry

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2013 MSN Short-Form Storytellers msn

      MSN and the NYTVF teamed up to launch 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 Microsoft's digital platform. The partnership marked the first NYTVF development initiative conceived to specifically solicit micro-episodic content and challenged creators to creatively structure their storytelling in two minutes or less.

      Winner: “Coolest Thing I've Ever Made” by Guy Georgeson

      Finalists:

      • "Common Sense Police" by Robert King and Chris Harbur
      • "Coolest Thing I've Ever Made" by Guy Georgeson
      • "Device Squad" by George Stamkoski and Derek Adams
      • "Honchos" by Rory Covey
      • "Our Mysterious World" by Brian Gates

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2013 Lifetime Unscripted Pipeline lifetime

      Lifetime and the NYTVF teamed for the second annual Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline to challenge independent producers to find the next big Lifetime star. Fifteen semi-finalists were reviewed by the network with five finalists receiving development funding to produce additional tape. Finally, one winner received $10,000 and an opportunity to work with Lifetime Programming to produce a pilot presentation of their winning submission.

      Finalists:

      • "JR - Style by Fire" by Jake Greene
      • "LumberJill" by Sue Mowris
      • "Miss Vivian - the Funeral Lady" by Harold Abrams
      • "Sisters of the Game" by Bill Herndon and Brett Gay
      • "Wrestling Hollywood" by Soreyrith Um

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2013 Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition comedy central

      The New York Television Festival and Comedy Central teamed up to offer aspiring TV writers and producers the opportunity to win $7,500 and a development deal with Comedy Central.

      Winner: "Family Bum" from Ben Seccombe

      Finalists:

      • "Almost 30" by Matthew A. Cherry
      • "Animals" by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano
      • "Brutus Loves You" by Jonathan Grimm and Giancarlo Fiorentini
      • "City-Bound" by Corey Cohen
      • "The Common Cult" by Michael Jonathan Smith
      • "Deep South" by Brian Egeston
      • "Deer Diary" by Erik Parker, Eric Silver, and Kati Tikkanen
      • "Driving Arizona" by Joe Ahern, Dylan Tanous, and Anthony Pucillo
      • "Family Bum" by Ben Seccombe
      • "Ground Control" by Michelle Ciotta, Dylan Donahue, Keith Kingbay, Justin Lamb, and Sean O'Reilly
      • "Happy Place" by Grant Pardee
      • "How To Live Like A Lady" by Sydney Nikols and Julia Mattison
      • "Karate P.I." by Matthew Hill
      • "A Kind of a Show" by: Jason Headley
      • "Knives" by Peter Moses, Frank Cappello, and Michael Ciulla
      • "Left-Handed Radio" by Adam Bozarth, Dan Chamberlain, Matt Little, Anna Rubanova, and Brett White
      • "Life's Great!" by Susan Casey, Jackie Jennings, and Veronica Osorio
      • "Los Jarochos" by Alex Bechtel, Mike Doherty, and Greg Nix
      • "Nobodies" by Dave Child and Brooke Lenzi
      • "Pioneers" by Eric Gross and Kai Crouse
      • "Ray Collins MVP" by David Hoffman
      • "Ruby & Martin" by Taylor Coffman
      • "SBS: Stupid Bitch Syndrome" by Chelsea Devantez and Emily Walker
      • "Scary House" by Matthew Gudernatch and Espie Randolph III
      • "Sportz Time" by John Reynolds

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

  • 2012

    • 2012 A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline a&e

      In 2012, A&E Network and the New York Television Festival continued their innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. The top treatments were reviewed by the network, and the winning producer’s concept will be produced as a pilot in partnership with A&E Network.

      Winner: "Private Eyes" (originally titled "Deadbeats") Created by: Frank Mosca, John Morena, Stephen Franciosa Jr. and Vinny Parco

      Finalists:

      • "Bullied from Ed K, Erahm Christopher and JC Pohl
      • "Choir Boys MC" from Randall Wilson
      • "Deadbeats" from Frank Mosca, John Morena, Stephen Franciosa Jr. and Vinny Parco
      • "O'Lord" from Octavius Lee Johnson
      • "Sammytown" from Steve Gerbson

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2012 Independent Pilot Competition

      The 2012 Independent Pilot Competition invited talented writers, producers and actors from across the world to submit their independently-produced, original television pilots. Top pilots were eligible for development awards from 2012 IPC Award Sponsors IFC, MTV, VH1, SyFy, Amazon Studios and more.

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNERS
    • 2012 Fox Comedy Script Contest fox

      In 2012, the New York Television Festival and FOX Broadcasting Company teamed up to host the 5th annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The competition invited aspiring writers to submit scripts for an original half-hour comedy pilot. Finalists had their scripts evaluated by FOX, and one winner received $25,000 and a development deal.

      Winner: "Here to Stay" by Andrew Shafer

      Finalists:

      • "Aggravated At Large" by Sean Presant
      • "Ballers" by Jeffrey Stoltzfus
      • "Boomerang Kids" by Tim Cairo and Jake Gibson
      • "Bored of Ed" by Joshua Siegel and Jeremy Kaufman
      • "Brew City" by Tom Clark
      • "Bridges In Beta" by Erik Parker
      • "Couple of Dudes" by Andrew Ford
      • "Death and Mangos" by Josh Sorokach
      • "The Entrepreneur Squad!" by Greg Smith
      • "The Experts" by Bradley Barth and Tasha Gordon-Solmon
      • "Good People Doing Constructive Things" by Heather Huntington and Michael Milch
      • "Growing Up Morales" by Santa Sierra
      • "Here to Stay" by Andrew Shafer
      • "Inheritance" by David Hewlett
      • "The Late Bloomer" by Scott Fluhler
      • "Life After Beth" by Scott Brody
      • "Little League" by Isaac Gonzalez
      • "Me and Four A##holes" by Alec Pinkston
      • "Mr. Mayor" by John Loos
      • "No Class" by Joshua Corey and Brian Kratz
      • "Poker Night" by Matt Harry
      • "Sausage" by Lee Rubenstein
      • "Staff Ass" by Brian Glidewell
      • "Teachers' Lounge" by Steve Theiss
      • "Those Who Teach" by Alex Forstenhausler and Aaron Eisenberg

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2012 Samsung Second Screen Storytellers

      Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and the NYTVF launched a landmark partnered initiative providing indie producers and production companies with the opportunity to compete for a guaranteed production budget of $300,000 to create an original short series with accompanying second screen material. The partnership marked the first NYTVF development initiative conceived to specifically solicit content intended to be experienced across multiple devices and challenged creators to creatively expand storytelling norms by maximizing the viewing experiences enabled by Samsung's unique second screen technology.

      Winner: "D-TEC" Created by Joseph Saroufim, Peter Saroufim, and Stephen Interrante

      Finalists:

      • "D-TEC" from Joseph Saroufim, Peter Saroufim, and Stephen Interrante
      • "Super Chill" from Vin Shambry and Greg Ash
      • "We are Criminal Masterminds" from Timothy Cooper and Peter Fackler
      • "The Conspiracist" from Barry Gribble
      • "The Dilettantes" from Sean Skelton

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2012 Lifetime Unscripted Pipeline lifetime

      Lifetime and the NYTVF teamed up for an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. Submitting producers were asked to focus on concepts and characters that revolve around big, unique personalities and worlds that bring a fresh perspective to the television landscape. Twenty-five semifinalists were reviewed by the network with five finalists receiving development funding to produce additional tape. Finally, one winner will receive $10,000 and an opportunity to work with Lifetime Programming to produce a pilot presentation of their winning submission.

      Finalists:

      • "American Bombshells" from Steven Ryan
      • "Cake Lush to the Stars" from Cee French Harth, Paul Harth and Jeff Schubert
      • "Comediennes" from Tim Paul
      • "Junk Mom" from Pat Taggart
      • "Ladies on the Loose" from Jenn Dlugos and Andrea Henry

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

    • 2012 Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition comedy central

      The New York Television Festival and Comedy Central teamed up to offer aspiring TV writers and producers the opportunity to win $7,500 and a development deal with Comedy Central

      Winner: "The Venue" from Kevin Fleming, Al Samuels, Steven Fleming, and Katie Nahnsen

      Finalists:

      • "Anyone’s Guess" from Scott McCabe and Tory Stanton
      • "Complex" from Mike Leffingwell
      • "Drama School" from Frank Cappello
      • "Empty Women" from Jesse Barksdale, Joe Craig, Caleb Rugg and Jessica Wilson-Silas
      • "Evil Dictator School" from Brian Christensen and Joey Severini
      • "Gold Farmers" from Greg Burke and Lou Perez
      • "Grumpkin Hollow" form Andy Beckerman and Mark Bisi
      • "Honk If You're an LA Douchebag" from Brandon Klaus and Rachel Skidmore
      • "Hunters" from Nathan Floody
      • "I Think We Got It" from Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg and Drew Tarver
      • "Kleptos" from Chris Demarais and Aaron Marquis
      • "Life Sucks" from Allyson Condrath, Max Fox, Jake Mann, Kyle Miller and Ian Wexler
      • "Negatives" from Eddie King, Tyler Marshall, Paul Richardson and Ryan Richardson
      • "Onassis" from Emily Altman, Benjamin Apple, Eric Cunningham, Frank Hejl, Drake Miller, Jason Saenz and Mike Scollins
      • "Perfect Game" from Nick Armstrong and Trevor Tevel
      • "Planet Awesome" from Chris O’Brien and Nate Williams
      • "Retail" from Derek Baynham and Kelly May
      • "Robot Apocalypse" from Will Bozarth and Stephen Soroka
      • "Safe At Home" from Nipper Knapp, Matthew Letscher and Andrew Newberg
      • "Sarah's Ghost" from Dave Child and Brooke Lenzi
      • "Startups" from Kevin Mead, Darren Miller, and Kirk Larsen
      • "Stoners with a Time Machine" from David Fedor, John Feightner, Larry Phillis and Joe Wichryk II
      • "The Thin Blu Line" from Spencer McCurnin and Derek Schleelein
      • "The Trouble With Charlie" from Victor Varnado
      • "The Venue" from Kevin Fleming, Steven Fleming, Katie Nahnsen and Al Samuels

      GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

  • 2011

    • 2011 A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline a&e

      In 2011, A&E Network and the New York Television Festival introduced an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. The top treatments were reviewed by the network, and the winning producer’s concept will be produced as a pilot in partnership with A&E Network.

      Winner: "Pushing the Limits" from Javier Bermudez

      Finalists:

      • "American Genius" from Phillip Hullquist
      • "Pushing the Limits" from Javier Bermudez
      • "Racetrack Dads" from Donald Mann
      • "Surviving the Burn" from Paul Lima
      • "Tough Girl" from Tim Smyth
    • 2011 Independent Pilot Competition

      The 2011 Independent Pilot Competition invited talented writers, producers and actors from across the world to submit their independently-produced, original television pilots. Top pilots were eligible for development awards from 2011 IPC Award Sponsors IFC, MTV, FX, SyFy and more.

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNERS
    • 2011 Fox Comedy Script Contest fox

      In 2011, the New York Television Festival and FOX Broadcasting Company teamed up to host the 4th annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The competition invited aspiring writers to submit scripts for an original half-hour comedy pilot. Finalists had their scripts evaluated by FOX, and one winner received $25,000 and a development deal.

      Winner: “Adulthood for Beginners” written by Robby O'Connor

      Finalists:

      • "Adulthood For Beginners" by Robby O'Connor
      • "The Bachelor Party" by Justin Tyler, Alden Ford and Matt Fisher
      • "Best Picture" by Jonathan Marx and Chandler Scales
      • "Brothers in Law" by Steve O' Brien
      • "Counseled" by Pearson Jenks
      • "Double Wide" by Gordon L Smith
      • "FACT:" by Adam Wagner, Hallie Cantor, Zack Bornstein, Jamie Brew and Alex Rosenberg
      • "Gamers" by Gabriel Duran
      • "The Green Zone" by Steven Chang
      • "High Court" by Katie Gault
      • "Home to Roost" by Joe Boothe
      • "How to be Alone" by Adam Conover and David Segal
      • "The Intelligencer" by Edward Kirkpatrick and Courtney Kirkpatrick
      • "ODD SQUAD!" by Ken Pisani
      • "RAs" by Jonathan Kuhn
      • "The Second Chris" by John Bayer
      • "Sh*tcom" by Alec Pinkston
      • "Spychologist" by Nik Blahunka
      • "Staffers" by Brian Agler
      • "The Still Life" by Libby Leonard
      • "Summer Break" by Jacob Marcet
      • "Town and Gown" by Erik Van Wyck and Adam Coplan
      • "Travel Center" by David Soldinger
      • "Under The Radar" by James Coker and Nick Bernardone
      • "Up the Hill" by Crystal Hubbard
    • 2011 Bing Decisions Project bing

      The NYTVF teamed up with Microsoft’s innovative decision engine, Bing, and branded entertainment visionary Ben Silverman’s new studio, Electus, to search for a great new concept based on the theme of “Decisions.” The winner of the Bing Decisions Project received $25,000 and a development deal with Bing and Electus.

      Winner: "Death Row Diet" created by Mike Salva and Tom Synder

      Finalists:

      • "Bro Docs" created by Rob Mor and Alex Weber
      • "Crash Course" created by Matt Fisher, Alden Ford, and Justin Tyler
      • "Death Row Diet" created by Mike Salva and Tom Snyder
      • "Dream Jobs" created by Joe Bullock and Greg Hughey
      • "Dwelling" created by Sean Skelton and Erik Lopez
      • "Hot Date" created by Nick Morrison and Rocco Privetera
      • "Indian Gangster" created by Snehal Patel
      • "Productive Addictions" created by David Morrow and Steve Morrow
      • "The Tavern" created by Miguel Drake-McLaughlin
      • "Welcome to the Jungle Gym" created by Allen Keller
      • "You Be the Judge" created by Benjamin Scott Wiesner
  • 2010

    • 2010 Sony Pictures Television Format Competition sony

      In 2010, the New York Television Festival teamed up with Sony Pictures Television to present a new initiative aimed at producers of non-scripted television. One winner received a $10,000 deal from the studio as well as the opportunity to pitch the format to global content buyers at MIPCOM 2011 in Cannes, France.

      Winner: "Dollars and Sense" created by Soreyrith Um

      Finalists:

      • "Dollars and Sense" created by Soreyrith Um
      • "Local Local" created by Ben Gonyo
      • "The Trend" created by Ahlilah Longmire
    • 2010 Fox Comedy Script Contest fox

      In 2010, the New York Television Festival and the Fox Broadcasting Company partnered for the 3rd annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The competition invited aspiring writers to submit scripts for an original half-hour comedy pilot. Finalists had their scripts evaluated by FOX, and one winner received $25,000 and a development deal.

      Winner: "Red Delicious" written by Austen Earl and Luke Cunningham

      Finalists:

      • "Almost Normal" written by: Erick Pausz
      • "Another Giant Leap" written by: Conor Ryan
      • "The Book of Dirt" written by: Mai B. Nguyen
      • "Chicken Corner" written by: Jen Braeden
      • "Common Law" written by: Carly Wray & Chris Koch
      • "Culture Clash" written by: Dan Ahdoot & Sarit Catz
      • "Dead Level Best" written by: Ravi Dinesh & Jeremy Wickman
      • "FFR" written by: Katherine Stevens
      • "Guidoville" written by: Heidi C. Bordogna
      • "Indebted" written by: Jeff Galante
      • "Mad" written by: Christopher A. Scott
      • "Man Maid" written by: Russell Johnson
      • "The Misadventures of Tucker and Dolores" written by: Elise Holowicki
      • "Monkey Business" written by: Jennifer O'Brien
      • "My Name Is Trouble" written by: Douglas Stark
      • "O'Connell For Congress" written by: Megan Angelo & Erik Parker
      • "Out of Character" written by: Kyle More
      • "Pirate Practice" written by: Will Bailey
      • "Prick" written by: Brandon Williams & Glenn Plaskin
      • "Red Delicious" written by: Austen Earl & Luke Cunningham
      • "Snap" written by: Stephany Folsom
      • "Taint of Glory" written by: Russell Ruffino & McKinley Freeman
      • "Unemployed" written by: Joseph Pickard & Corey Eisenstein
      • "The Very True Adventures of the Madoff Girls" written by: Taryn O'Neill
      • "When Mama's Boy Met Daddy's Little Girl" written by: Bernie Somers
    • 2010 Independent Pilot Competition

      The 2010 Independent Pilot Competition invited talented writers, producers and actors from across the world to submit their independently-produced, original television pilots. Top pilots were eligible for development awards from 2010 IPC Award Sponsors IFC, MTV, USA, AETN and the People's Choice Awards.

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNERS
  • 2009

    • 2009 Act I: The ION Television Movie Contest ion

      In 2009, the New York Television Festival and ION Television invited aspiring drama writers to submit an original idea for a dramatic TV movie. One winner received $40,000 and a development deal with ION Television.

      Winner: "Strong Suspicion" written by David Bennett Carren & J. Larry Carroll

      Finalists:

      • "Almost Normal" written by: Erick Pausz
      • "10b-5" written by: Elaine Loeser
      • "4 Corners" written by: Ken Pisani
      • "ARCHETYPE" written by: Stephen Sonneveld
      • "Art Theft Unit: Green Green Grass of Home" teleplay by: Jonathan Robert Kaplan, story by: Jonathan Robert Kaplan, David Ballard & Ken Brisbois
      • "Borderland" written by: Gordon Smith
      • "The Consultants" written by: Alasdair McMullan
      • "CHIANG" written by: B.R. Stanley
      • "Deadly McKenzie" written by: Sandy Silverthorne
      • "Fatal Exception" written by: Lois Tiller
      • "FIX" written by: Robert Piluso
      • "Gold Coast" written by: Casey Campbell
      • "Hit Factor" written by: Neil Hopkins & Jamie Rosenblatt
      • "MILLER'S WEB" written by: M.J. Fitzsimons
      • "The Odd Jobs" written by: Michael Klein
      • "The Protector" written by: Simon Bowler
      • "Paige Turner" written by: Kerwin McLaughlin
      • "Proven Innocent" written by: Randy Wade
      • "Renegades" written by: Pete Able
      • "The Stage" written by: David Morrow
      • "Sick City" written by: Adam Tobin & James Dutcher
      • "Spooked: When the Saints Come Marching In" written by: Mirtha Vega
      • "Strong Suspicion" written by: David Bennett Carren & J. Larry Carroll
      • "The Third Confession" written by: Jim Macak
      • "Twisted Sister" written by: Margaret M. Parker
      • "VX-NY" written by: Laura Kelber
    • 2009 Independent Pilot Competition

      In 2009, the Independent Pilot Competition invited talented writers, producers and actors from across the world to submit their independently-produced, original television pilots. Top pilots were eligible for awards from 2009 IPC Award Sponsors Fox Television Studios and the People's Choice Awards.
    • 2009 PGP Fox Comedy Script Contest pgpfox

      In 2009, the New York Television Festival teamed up with the Fox Broadcasting Company and Procter & Gamble Productions (PGP) to present the second annual Comedy Script Contest inviting writers to submit scripts for an original half-hour comedy pilot. One winner received a development deal with Fox and a $25,000 prize, and Procter & Gamble Productions offered the opportunity to produce a network pilot from the winning script.
  • 2008

    • 2008 Independent Pilot Competition

      The 2008 Independent Pilot Competition invited talented writers, producers and actors from across the world to submit their independently-produced, original television pilots. Top pilots were eligible for the 2009 NYTVF People's Choice Award.
    • 2008 PGP-NYTVF Flying Solo Contest pgp

      In 2008, the New York Television Festival and Procter & Gamble Productions teamed up to offer young, aspiring TV producers the opportunity to help create and star in a new female-oriented reality/drama TV pilot. The NYTVF Awards ceremony featured the world premiere of two winning pilots.
    • 2008 Fox Comedy Script Contest fox

      In 2008, the New York Television Festival partnered with Fox Broadcasting Company to launch the first annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The competition invited aspiring writers to submit scripts for an original half-hour comedy pilot. Finalists had their scripts evaluated by FOX, and one winner received $25,000 and a development deal.
  • 2007

    • 2007 Independent Pilot Competition

      In 2007, the Independent Pilot Competition invited talented writers, producers and actors from across the world to submit their independently-produced, original television pilots. Top pilots were eligible for awards from 2007 IPC Award Sponsors MSN and TV Guide.
    • 2007 PGP Comedy Talent Search pgp

      In 2007, Procter & Gamble Productions teamed with the NYTVF on a nationwide talent search to find the best sketch comedy groups from around the country. Groups from across the country were flown to New York to perform live for the chance to win meetings with representatives from the William Morris Agency and Comedy Central.
    • 2007 Xbox Live Originals Contest xbox

      In 2007, the NYTVF and Xbox Live granted aspiring television producers the opportunity to create a pilot for the Xbox Live online gaming and entertainment network. The producers of the comedy pilot received $100,000 from Xbox to create six additional episodes of the series.
  • 2006

    • 2006 Independent Pilot Competition

      The 2006 Independent Pilot Competition invited talented writers, producers and actors from across the world to submit their independently-produced, original television pilots. Top pilots were eligible for the 2006 MSN Sponsored Award and NYTVF category awards.
  • 2005

    • 2005 Independent Pilot Competition

      In 2005, the NYTVF launched the inaugural Independent Pilot Competition inviting talented writers, producers and actors from across the world to submit their independently-produced, original television pilots. Top pilots were eligible for the 2005 TV Land Sponsored Award and NYTVF category awards.


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