NYTVF Friends and Family,
On behalf of everyone at the NYTVF, I want to thank you for your continued patience as we endeavor to find the best way forward for the New York Television Festival and our exceptional community of creators. When I wrote to you in March, I was hopeful that by this summer we would have identified an effective restructure strategy to take us into 2020. However, it's become clear to me that more work needs to be done in order to reset the independent television festival model and make it beneficial for the artists as well as the platforms, networks, studios, and agencies that have looked to the NYTVF for the last 15 years for the best voices in independent television.
Therefore, we will not be hosting a Festival this year. I know that this is less than ideal news, and please know that we are similarly disappointed. But also know that this decision was not made lightly.
The NYTVF is more than a Festival. Our team is committed to creating pathways and fostering connections between creators and decision-makers. We will continue to look for new models and methods to bring the best and brightest artists to the forefront and provide tangible opportunities to connect, showcase, and capitalize on the unique setting that the Festival provides.
As I have said before, the NYTVF has the most talented community of artists in independent television. Over the next year, the NYTVF will continue to promote our artists and work with our partnering organizations to offer the best Industry opportunities.
Thank you for your continued engagement, enthusiasm, and passion. Keep creating - and we hope to see you in 2020.