Industry FAQ

Industry Opportunities at the 2016 New York Television Festival


Calling buyers, agents, managers, distributors and production companies: attend the 2016 New York Television Festival as an accredited Industry Passholder and enjoy access to the best independent television content and creators in the marketplace.


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“There is nothing more exciting than discovering new creative voices, and the New York Television Festival has become a strong showcase of independent talent.”

- Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group


What is NYTVF Connect?


NYTVF Connect is the Festival’s comprehensive industry track serving artists and top-tier entertainment executives across the creative development spectrum. The program encompasses several unique opportunities that are each designed to maximize Festival participation for artists and executives, providing them with the tools to network, build relationships and collaborate on projects.


As an Industry Pass holder you will enjoy the benefits of Executive Access. Executive Access provides Festival Industry Partners and Industry Pass holders with pre-Festival access to all eligible independent content showcased at the Festival as well as the opportunity to utilize the NYTVF's executive concierge service to arrange meetings and pitches with projects and artists of interest during the 2016 NYTVF.

Get more info on NYTVF Connect.


Comprehensive access to the 2016 class of Official Artists and their projects is exclusive to Industry Partners and Industry Pass holders.


Contact for more information on getting involved and becoming and NYTVF Industry Partner.

Download our NYTVF Partnership Guide for a list of full partner benefits and opportunities.



What the Industry has to say:


"No longer do storytellers need to max out credit cards and sell their own blood to stitch together 90 minutes of film to show at Sundance or Telluride. Instead, they can make mini-TV shows and show them to development executives with an equal love of original voices and thrift."

- The Wrap


"At its best, indie TV allows a platform for voices not often represented on TV. Similarly, it allows for more unconventional storytelling. "

- The A.V. Club


"[Aspiring] television creators are getting a shot at practicing their crafts on the next level."

- The Hollywood Reporter