The NYTVF has distinguished itself as an industry leader in the cultivation and fostering of independent artists across episodic storytelling platforms while engaging a wide swath of decision-makers, buyers, agents, and managers as a trusted curator of new voices. With NYTVF SCRIPTS, that opportunity is extended to emerging writers by offering a Festival experience designed to provide maximum exposure, access, and opportunity.


NYTVF Scripts accepts original, half-hour comedy series and hour-long drama series scripts for consideration by broadcast, cable, and digital platform buyers. To enter, writers must submit a series pilot script (half-hour comedy or hour-long drama), a series overview (up to 4 pages), and a current C.V.


Writers of projects selected as NYTVF Scripts Official Selections will be designated as Official Artists and invited to attend the annual New York Television Festival (held each fall in NYC). Official Artists will also gain priority access to the NYTVF Writers Workshop, a day of panels and workshops specifically tailored to offer insights to TV writers both to hone their craft and move into the next stage of their career.


Additionally, a selection of “Notable Writers” whose work is not chosen as Official Selections will be invited to take part in the writers’ track of Festival events free of charge, including the NYTVF Writers Workshop and additional Artist events throughout the week.


NYTVF Scripts is not currently open for submissions. Visit the NYTVF Submit Page for submission opportunities.

The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands.



Click here for information about the NYTVF Artist Experience.