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May 23, 2013
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LONDON 2013: NYTVF Headed to UK for Day of Panels, Screenings and Networking Events with London Programmers and Creators
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: History Names Finalists in Unscripted Pipeline
DEADLINE REMINDER: Less Than 2 Weeks to Submit to A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline
IPC Spotlight: New Development Partner BET Looking For Content From Among NYTVF Official Selections
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Panel series slated for June 14 at BAFTA Headquarters

NYTVF London

The NYTVF today announced continued international expansion efforts with a scheduled return to the U.K. for the second iteration of NYTVF London. The free event will take place on June 14 and will feature a panel series outlining emerging opportunities for independent producers and production companies across the digital landscape in the U.S. and U.K. The event will also feature a cocktail party hosted by Microsoft’s digital platform MSN, the event's signature sponsor. The festivities will conclude with a screening and artist roundtable with award-winning festival alumni and network sponsors including one of the organization's Development Partners, Channel 4. In addition to MSN and Channel 4, the day is supported by C21, WME, and BAFTA.

The announcement of the event comes on the heels of the NYTVF's launch of an MSN-sponsored, stand-alone development initiative offering a guaranteed $75,000 production budget for a micro-episodic series to be distributed across Microsoft’s digital platform. The Short-Form Storytellers Challenge is open to international submitters, and MSN commissioners will be on-hand for the London event to discuss their programming goals with U.K. creators.

The line-up for the event will also feature speakers from C21, FutureMedia, Blinkbox, ChannelFlip, Microsoft, Nesta, We R Interactive, and more.

Click HERE to see all the information on NYTVF London events and history and reserve your tickets! See you across the pond!


Finalists to receive additional funding and notes from NYTVF and History

historyHistory and the NYTVF are pleased to announce the five finalists chosen from the field of 25 semi-finalists in the first History Unscripted Development Pipeline. Each of the five will receive notes on their projects from NYTVF and History development executives as well as a cash prize of $2,500. Finalists will also receive $1,500 to shoot additional tape to further enhance their projects. From there, the creators of one winning project will receive $10,000 as well as the opportunity to participate in the creation of a network pilot based on their concept.

2013 History Unscripted Pipeline Finalists:

  • Factory Ride
    Created by: David Novack - New York, NY

  • Firebombers
    Created by: Rick Dobbis - New York, NY

  • Preacher Man
    Created by: Renee Poole - Las Vegas, NV

  • Remodeling Reality
    Created by: Greg Dart and Ryan Shaffer - Dayton, OH

  • Re-Publicans
    Created by: Mike Baca, Inga Bagne, and Scott Mason - San Francisco, CA


Less than two (2) weeks remain to submit character tape and treatment!

A&EThere is still time to submit to the NYTVF-A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline, offering great independent producers the opportunity to develop new programming with A&E. If you have an eye for terrific characters and new worlds that add life and freshness to the TV landscape, then this is an opportunity for you.

A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to 25 semi-finalists. These semi-finalists will be presented to A&E development executives, who will select five finalists, each of whom will receive notes on their projects and $2,500 prize. Finalists will also receive $1,500 to shoot presentations, exploring their subject, under the guidance of an A&E approved production partner. One winner, selected by A&E, will be awarded $10,000 and he/she will participate in the production of the pilot.

As a reminder, A&E is looking for original, new, and full of life worlds, taking the viewer into their lives on interesting characters. They are seeking resourceful groups of people that enjoy life and meet its adversities with good humor and perseverance.

Find out all the information and how to submit HERE. The deadline is fast approaching, so submit today!


BETNetwork offering 10K Development Deal to NYTVF Official Selection

What BET is All About:

  • Known for revolutionary content and providing opportunity and success for the next generation of content creators
  • Reaches a predominately female audience ages 18-49
  • Viewers are progressive, loyal, hardworking, stimulating, trend-setting, and family oriented individuals Current programming includes reality, scripted, web series, music competition, and award shows.
What BET is Looking For:
  • Non-derivative docu-drama, talk/variety, and formatted shows with a unique ensemble of characters.
  • Projects that are self-contained and repeatable.
  • Ground-breaking visuals and persuasive storytelling that connects with lovers of Black Culture
  • Shows with aspirational, inspirational, and "sexy cool" characters
  • Formatted shows in the space of music, comedy, fashion, and family
  • Creators with a fearless drive and a keen focus on the African-American experience
What BET is NOT Looking For:
  • Scripted pilots
Get the information on BET and ALL 2013 Development Partners HERE.




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