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March 7, 2012
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NYTVF SUBMISSIONS OVERVIEW: Current and Upcoming Initiatives
NYTVF ON THE TOWN: Upcoming Events and Appearances
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ccThe NYTVF is pleased to announce the following selections have been named finalists in the first-ever Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition and will advance to the network for consideration. A winner will be identified in the coming months and will receive $7,500 and a development deal with Comedy Central. Additionally, all twenty-five finalists will be invited to the 8th Annual New York Television Festival as Official Artists and enjoy exclusive opportunities available through NYTVF Connect.

Congratulations to the finalists and sincerest thanks to all who entered!

  • Anyone’s Guess
    Created by: Scott McCabe and Tory Stanton – Berkeley, CA

  • Complex
    Created by: Mike Leffingwell – Los Angeles, CA

  • Drama School
    Created by: Frank Cappello – Los Angeles, CA

  • Empty Women
    Created by: Jesse Barksdale, Joe Craig, Caleb Rugg and Jessica Wilson-Silas – New York, NY

  • Evil Dictator School
    Created by: Brian Christensen and Joey Severini – New York, NY

  • Gold Farmers
    Created by: Greg Burke and Lou Perez – New York, NY

  • Grumpkin Hollow
    Created by: Andy Beckerman and Mark Bisi – New York, NY

  • Honk If You're an LA Douchebag
    Created by: Brandon Klaus and Rachel Skidmore – Los Angeles, CA

  • Hunters
    Created by: Nathan Floody – New York, NY

  • I Think We Got It
    Created by: Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg and Drew Tarver – Los Angeles, CA

  • Kleptos
    Created by: Chris Demarais and Aaron Marquis – Austin, TX

  • Life Sucks
    Created by: Allyson Condrath, Max Fox, Jake Mann, Kyle Miller and Ian Wexler – Brooklyn, NY

  • Negatives
    Created by: Eddie King, Tyler Marshall, Paul Richardson and Ryan Richardson – Provo, UT

  • Onassis
    Created by: Emily Altman, Benjamin Apple, Eric Cunningham, Frank Hejl, Drake Miller, Jason Saenz and Mike Scollins – New York, NY

  • Perfect Game
    Created by: Nick Armstrong and Trevor Tevel – Los Angeles, CA

  • Planet Awesome
    Created by: Chris O’Brien and Nate Williams – New York, NY

  • Retail
    Created by: Derek Baynham and Kelly May – Santa Monica, CA

  • Robot Apocalypse
    Created by: Will Bozarth and Stephen Soroka – New York, NY

  • Safe At Home
    Created by: Nipper Knapp, Matthew Letscher and Andrew Newberg – Los Angeles, CA

  • Sarah's Ghost
    Created by: Dave Child and Brooke Lenzi – Los Angeles, CA

  • Startups
    Created by: Kevin Mead, Darren Miller, and Kirk Larsen – New York, NY

  • Stoners with a Time Machine
    Created by: David Fedor, John Feightner, Larry Phillis and Joe Wichryk II – Pittsburgh, PA

  • The Thin Blu Line
    Created by: Spencer McCurnin and Derek Schleelein – Chicago, IL

  • The Trouble With Charlie
    Created by: Victor Varnado – New York, NY

  • The Venue
    Created by: Kevin Fleming, Steven Fleming, Katie Nahnsen and Al Samuels – Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA


A Quick Guide to Current NYTVF Initiatives

U.K.-Exclusive Development Deals: ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS NOW!

  • wbNon-scripted Development Deal with Warner Bros International Television Production
    • Final Submission Deadline: March 9, 2012
      NOTE: Entries must be submitted through Withoutabox or in-hand at the NYTVF no later than this Friday, March 9.
      Please email with submission questions.
    • Award: $5,000
    • Genre: Non-scripted Formats (Documentary, Factual, Game Show/Competition)

  • ftvsScripted Development Deal with Fox Television Studios and Apostle
    • Final Submission Deadline: April 6, 2012
    • Award: $5,000
    • Genre: Scripted (Narrative) Dramas and Comedies
  • Find out more about the UK deals and how to submit here


A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline: ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS NOW!

  • A&ESeeking unscripted formats focused on big characters in exciting and fresh worlds that are highly entertaining and of the moment.
    • Twenty-five semi-finalists will be considered by A&E with five finalists each receiving $2,500 to shoot additional tape.
    • One winner to receive $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in pilot production with the network.
  • Final Submission Deadline: April 3, 2012
  • Full details here


2012 Independent Pilot Competition: ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS NOW!

  • Accepting independently-produced pilots across all television genres
  • Official Selections are eligible for guaranteed development awards from 2012 partners:
    • IFC: $25,000 Development Deal for Alternative Comedy
    • MTV: $10,000 Development Deal for Animated or Live-Action Comedy
    • Syfy: $5,000 Development Deal for Scripted or Non-Scripted Entry that includes science fiction, adventure and/or fantasy elements
    • VH1: $5,000 Development Deal and Creative Lab Fellowship for Unscripted Producer and Format
  • Final Submission Deadline: June 29, 2012
  • Full details here


FOX Comedy Script Contest: SUBMISSION PERIOD BEGINS 4.16.12

  • foxSeeking original sitcom scripts between 25-35 pages
  • Twenty-five finalists will be considered by FOX and one winner will be awarded $25,000 and a development deal with the network
  • Submission Period: April 16 – April 30 (or until 1,500 scripts are received, whichever comes first)
  • Full details here

Any producer with a project named an Official Selection in the 2012 Independent Pilot Competition or a finalist or semi-finalist in any of the partnered initiatives outlined above will earn designation as an Official Artist for the 2012 New York Television Festival and will enjoy exclusive opportunities to meet, pitch and network through NYTVF Connect, including NYTVF Pitch with guaranteed development deals available from BIO Channel, Hasbro Studios, Logo, SevenOne International, Sundance Channel and the U.K.'s Channel 4.


NOTE: Our address has recently changed. Direct entries to: New York Television Festival, 121 W 27th Street, Suite 901, New York, NY 10001
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  • McGraw-Hill Building, 49th St. and 6th Ave., New York City
  • Click here for info
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