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March 27, 2013
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ADDITIONAL 2013 NYTVF DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS: A&E and Bio Channel slated to return
APRIL EDITION OF NYTVF TV TUESDAYS: Production is the focus of third installment of monthly panel series
NYTVF IN ATL: Fest Organizers in town for events today and tomorrow
BAFTA RETURNS TO NYTVF 2013: Rocliffe New Writers' Forum on-tap for 9th Annual Fest
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Third annual “A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline” empowers indie creators to uncover unique concepts for further network development.

a&e The NYTVF and A+E Networks have announced today that A&E is returning as NYTVF development partners for the third installment of the A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline. Through this sponsored initiative, the network is seeking original, unscripted television concepts from independent artists and production companies.

For the third year of this unique initiative, A&E and the NYTVF are encouraging producers to think outside the box, seeking concepts and characters that inject new life and freshness into the non-scripted television landscape.

NYTVF Founder Terence Gray:
“Audiences are hungry for authenticity and we believe that creators with a fresh perspective – be it comedic, cinematic or otherwise – have a unique ability to present a concept that's outside of what's currently being pitched to network executives, who are more open than ever before to hearing new voices.”

From April 15, 2013 through June 5, 2013, producers and creators can submit their two-to-four minute DVD of a subject and a one-to-two page treatment describing the format. A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to 25 semi-finalists, which will then be reviewed by the network, with five finalists receiving $2,500 in development funding to produce additional tape. One winner will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in the production of a pilot based on their concept, and A&E may elect to enter into development agreements with the remaining finalists. All of the 25 semi-finalists will be invited to participate in the 9th Annual New York Television Festival, taking place October 21-26 in downtown Manhattan, as Official Artists. This designation gives them exclusive access to networking and educational opportunities at the Festival, including NYTVF Pitch.

Terence Gray recently spoke about non-scripted programming and the ways in which non-traditional television producers (comedians, filmmakers, etc.) can get involved in the first edition of NYTVF Development Download.

The BIO Channel to again hear live pitches at the 2013 New York Television Festival.

bio Also announced today, the BIO Channel will be returning as a NYTVF Pitch partner in 2013. Pitch partners, which also include previously-announced Sundance Channel, will take pitches on-site at the Festival from Official Artists, based on a creative brief outlining their development goals and types of pitches in which they are interested, and guaranteeing a development deal for at least one producer. For additional information about the program, visit https:///

Check out the full press release HERE.


The NYTVF is excited to announce the April TV Tuesdays event, slated for 4.9.13, with a focus on PRODUCTION

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The NYTVF is pleased to present 'Production: Tricks of the Trade' for the third installment of our ongoing TV Tuesdays series. Hear first-hand from independent production professionals and NYTVF Alums on easy, cost-saving solutions for all of your production pitfalls. This panel is for the hands-on producer with an eye on content creation. NYTVF Founder Terence Gray will also be in-house to answer questions as part of NYTVF Development Download.

  • Tuesday, April 9
  • The Comedy Bar NYC (134 W. 29th Street)
  • 6:30 PM

Are you looking for a DP, editor, sound tech, lighting designer or other craft-related professional for your NYTVF projects? Immediately following the TV Tuesday discussion, join us for the "Cocktails with Craftsmen" networking mixer. craftsmen

Event is free to attend. Click HERE for additional information and to RSVP!

NOTE: If you RSVP'd for a past TV Tuesdays event, you will still need to re-RSVP for April.

Missed our last TV Tuesday? No problem.
March 12, 2013Check out the March event which included a discussion on television development with Dan Pasternack, VP of Development at IFC. WATCH IT HERE

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We're thrilled to be in Atlanta for our first-ever Georgian outreach! If you're an Atlanta-based filmmaker, producer, web series creator, comedian, casting director, or content enthusiast, we want to meet you!

NYTVF's Atlanta Networking Mixer

Tonight (Wednesday, March 27), the NYTVF is hosting a night of networking and cocktails with the Atlanta indie production community. Mingle and connect with fellow creatives and get the inside scoop on NYTVF's current opportunities.

The event is currently at capacity, and we look forward to meeting with all who RSVP’d. The first 50 people to check in at the door will receive a free drink ticket courtesy of NYTVF.

If you can’t make it to our event tonight, be sure to check out…

NYTVF at Get Connected Atlanta

get connectedTomorrow (Thursday, March 28), the NYTVF will be on-hand for the March Get Connected Atlanta event at the Porter Sanford Center on Thursday, March 28. If you're attending Atlanta's leading monthly entertainment industry mixer, stop by the NYTVF table to learn more about submission opportunities for 2013.

  • Thursday, March 28
  • Porter Sanford Center (3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA)
  • 6:00 PM
Find out more and RSVP HERE.


Rocliffe New Writing Forum on-tap for 9th Annual Fest

baftaThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Rocliffe today announced a call out for scripts from emerging comedy screenwriters for a chance to showcase their work in front of the cream of the UK and US television industry at two major international television festivals. For the first time, the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum will take place at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (GEITF) in August, as well as for a third consecutive year at the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) in October.

Places for both events are open to British UK-based comedy screenwriters who have not yet had a television series commissioned, although they may have broadcast writing credits.

Full application details and terms and conditions can be found HERE.

Read the full press release here.




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