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NYTVF Newsletter
August 22, 2013
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Contents:
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN 2013 FOX COMEDY SCRIPT CONTEST
LIFETIME UNSCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE – ONE MONTH LEFT TO SUBMIT: Get the Inside Scoop on Lifetime's Dos and Don'ts for Submissions
"BAD MOMMIES" SELECTED IN NYTVF-JFL “SET TO SCREEN” TV PITCH COMPETITION
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: September TV Tuesday to Celebrate 2013 Official Artists
 
 
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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN THE 6th ANNUAL FOX-NYTVF COMEDY SCRIPT CONTEST
 

Twenty-five scripts selected to advance to FOX for consideration

foxThe NYTVF is pleased to announce the 25 selected finalists in the 6th Annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The winner will be announced at the 2013 NYTVF Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 26 and will receive $25,000 and a development deal with the Fox Broadcasting Company. Additionally, all 25 finalists will be invited to the 9th Annual New York Television Festival as Official Artists and will have the opportunity to participate in NYTVF Connect.

Thank you again to all those who submitted and congratulations to the finalists.

2013 FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest Finalists:

  • Alice, Wonderland
    Written by Sean Presant – Los Angeles, CA

  • Black Sheep
    Written by Josh Sorokach – Astoria, NY

  • Bros
    Written by Mark Kosin – Venice, CA

  • Chimney Creek
    Written by Ben Barnes and Joel Huggins – Los Angeles, CA

  • Creatives
    Written by Alex Sherman – Chicago, IL

  • D-1
    Written by Crystal Hubbard – Los Angeles, CA

  • Evil Blond Kid
    Written by Erik Voss – Toluca Lake, CA

  • Ex-Communication
    Written by Gabi Conti – West Hollywood, CA

  • The Good Samaritan’s Club
    Written by Ben Greene – Los Angeles, CA

  • Hot Fail
    Written by Tim Drucker and Tracy Weiler – New York, NY

  • Julie #2
    Written by Julie Kraut – New York, NY

  • The Manifest
    Written by Joel Solomon and Lukas Kaiser – Brooklyn, NY

  • Match Pointe
    Written by Erick Pausz – Chicago, IL

  • Park Life
    Written by Steve Marovitch – Los Angeles, CA

  • Peace
    Written by Dane Brannan and Thane Economou – Los Angeles, CA

  • The Pool
    Written by Kevin Anglin – Astoria, NY

  • Power Moms
    Written by Melissa London Hilfers – New York, NY

  • Reject – A Recruiting Comedy
    Written by Scott Eckert – Brooklyn, NY

  • Rom.com
    Written by Torrey Speer – Los Angeles, CA

  • Rumspringa
    Written by Philippe Iujvidin – Los Angeles, CA

  • Third and a Mile
    Written by David Eskridge – North Bergen, NJ

  • We’re Not Your Parents
    Written by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith – Los Angeles, CA

  • What Goes Up...
    Written by Hillary Handelsman – Arnold, MD

  • Works in Progress
    Written by David Budin and Brendan McCarthy – West Hollywood, CA

  • Yellow Pine Pride
    Written by Beau Henry – Los Angeles, CA

LIFETIME UNSCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 23
 

Development initiative puts focus on casting; seeks talent tapes featuring funny, real and unexpected characters.

lifetime The NYTVF and Lifetime have teamed for the second Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline! The initiative seeks casting tapes that highlight larger-than-life individuals that could be the network's next big star.

What to submit:

  • Casting tape(s) between 2-4 minutes in length that:
    • showcases your lead character and any supporting cast
    • includes a clear, concise description of what they do and why people will want to come back week after week to watch them
    • contains a world and characters that can sustain a series
  • 1-2 page series treatment
  • Deadline: September 23, 2013
Note: Technical and production savvy is helpful but not required. The most important element is capturing the "wow" factor in your subject(s), even if it's by Skype chat.

Lifetime is looking for:

  • Unique, larger-than-life individual or individuals with a specific business or skill or a unique set of circumstances that makes them unforgettable
  • Female-focused tape, but male characters are welcome
  • Characters like Abby Lee (from “Dance Moms”) that are loud and fun to watch and offer a fun escape
  • Funny, real, and unexpected characters, worlds, and moments
  • Characters that appeal to a broad, middle-class audience
Lifetime is NOT looking for:
  • Characters who seem too out of reach or lack layers
  • “One-Off” characters that wouldn’t repeat in a series
  • Shows with “Hosts” or a hosting casting tape
  • Law enforcement, touchy-feely spiritual healers, burlesque performers, “woman in a man’s world,” bikers, and/or ghost hunters
  • Shows revolved around weddings, dancing, life coaching, and/or therapy

For more information on this initiative, including rules and regulations, please visit the main initiative page HERE.

Questions? Concerns? Email us at ask@NYTVF.com for all the answers!

INDUSTY PANEL SELECTS "BAD MOMMIES" AS WINNER OF NYTVF-JFL “SET TO SCREEN” COMEDY PITCH COMPETITION
 

Creator Hilary Weisman Graham named Official Artist for 2013 NYTVF

jflCongratulations to Hilary Weisman Graham on being named the winner of the NYTVF-JFL “Set to Screen” Comedy Pitch Competition, which was held live during the Just for Laughs ComedyPro Conference in Montreal last month. An esteemed industry panel including executives from FOX, IFC, Adult Swim, the CBC, and Bell Media selected her pitch, “BAD MOMMIES”, from a competition slate that featured comedy writers and performers from the U.S. and Canada. As the winner of the competition, Weisman Graham has been named an Official Artist of the 2013 New York Television Festival and will enjoy the benefits of NYTVF Connect during the event in October.

Congrats to Hilary, and thanks to all who participated!

“MEET THE OFFICIAL ARTISTS” EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER TV TUESDAY
 

Join NYTVF organizers and 2013 Official Artists for the monthly TV Tuesday gathering slated for September 10 at Pioneer Bar. This meet-and-greet will serve to introduce Official Artists to the greater NYTVF community and offer a chance for talented creators to make connections in advance of the 9th Annual New York Television Festival in October.

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See you in September!

Tuesday, September 10

  • Pioneers Bar (formerly Comedy Bar NYC) - 138 W. 29th Street
  • 6:30 PM
  • Free to attend
RSVP HERE today!

NOTE: If you RSVP'd for a past TV Tuesdays event, you will still need to re-RSVP for June. Questions? Let us know at TVTuesday@NYTVF.com.

 
 

 

 
 

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