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NYTVF Newsletter
May 12, 2011
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NYTVF and the Hollywood Radio and Television Society Partner to Launch “Next Gen Committee”
Audio Network Offers NYTVF Community Free Access to Music Library for IPC Submissions
NYTVF in LA: Thanks to our Partners and Guests!
A MESSAGE FROM NYTVF PARTNER: Tubefilter Hollywood Web Television Meetup
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Partnership focused on bridging emerging creative talent with rising television industry decision makers

hrtsThe NYTVF in partnership with the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) announced the formation of the Next Generation Committee, comprised of promising young leaders from across the industry. The committee members will serve as Jury Members for the Festival's Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) awards as well as act as honorary hosts for joint HRTS/NYTVF events and ambassadors for Festival initiatives. The announcement was jointly made yesterday by Dave Ferrara, executive director, HRTS and Terence Gray, founder, NYTVF.

"The ongoing career development of our junior membership represents an important part of HRTS' overall strategic vision," said HRTS’s Mr. Ferrara. "This partnership with the New York TV Festival provides our next generation of industry leaders a unique opportunity to participate in the process of identifying and acknowledging new industry talent. HRTS congratulates all of our junior members who have been selected to participate in this initiative."

The Next Generation Committee members were selected from applicants within HRTS's junior membership division, the Junior Hollywood Radio and Television Society. The seventeen-member committee counts members from networks, studios, production companies and agencies in both Los Angeles and New York.

"This committee represents the wide-ranging scope of the television industry on both coasts and includes some really talented and passionate young professionals," said NYTVF's Mr. Gray. "The goal of the NYTVF is to equally serve both independent artists as well as the industry, and we believe this committee will act as a catalyst on both sides. We're truly honored to work with HRTS on this endeavor and congratulate the inaugural members."

The 2011 HRTS-NYTVF Next Generation Committee:

  • David Boorstein, Dare to Pass (Director of Development)
  • Kate Bowen, Imagine Television (Coordinator)
  • Kristin Brutout, Leftfield Pictures (Development Assistant)
  • Saleda Bryant, Left Right Inc. (Assistant to the Co-Founder/Co-President)
  • Steve Cousineau, The Chernin Group (Analyst)
  • Jason Gold, AMC (Manager, Original Series Production)
  • Jonny Gutman, William Morris Endeavor (Scripted Television Assistant)
  • Lauren McGrath, Creative Artists Agency (Assistant)
  • Dahlia Metchis, Twentieth Century Fox Television (Executive Assistant)
  • Danny Samit, Fox Networks Group (Executive Assistant)
  • Eric Scott, United Talent Agency (Talent Agent Trainee)
  • Angela Silak, TheWrap News (Assistant to the CEO/Editor-in-Chief)
  • Matt Snow, Bernero Productions (Assistant)
  • Becca Tesarfreund, 3 Arts Entertainment (Global TV Management and Packaging Assistant)
  • Kenny Tsai, Michaels Goldwyn Productions (Development Assistant)
  • Marisa Weinstein, DiGa Vision LLC (Executive Assistant)
  • Sonja Wright, Katalyst (Assistant)

audio networkCreating a pilot for the NYTVF's Independent Pilot Competition? Searching for that perfect music cue to set the tone? You're in luck! NYTVF partner Audio Network is offering FREE and UNLIMITED access to their music library of over 40,000 tracks for any artist submitting to the 2011 NYTVF.

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A huge THANKS for this incredible opportunity from our generous friends at Audio Network! You can learn more about them here:, become a fan on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

*License is only valid for 1 submission per person to the Independent Pilot Competition. Should further episodes be produced please contact Audio Network to discuss our blanket license options.


clicker showbizA special thank you to and Showbiz Software for hosting us in Los Angeles this week. Terrific to meet so many new artists and see old friends and Festival alumni.

In addition, we'd like to thank the Screen Actors Guild New Media Department, iO West, Second City, and the International Academy of Web Television for promoting the events to their members.

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