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  1. The New York Television Festival's annual Independent Pilot Competition is now accepting original, independently produced television and web series pilots in ALL genres, from 4-22 minutes in length. By submitting to the NYTVF, artists are eligible for category and sponsored awards including guaranteed development deals from partners IFC, MTV, Syfy, and VH1 Creative Lab. For additional details, rules and FAQ, visit: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.html Network sponsored awards: IFC "Out Of The Box Award" Genre: Alternative Scripted Comedy Award: $25,000 development deal MTV Comedy Development Deal Genre: Comedy Award: $10,000 Syfy "Imagine Greater" Award Genre: Scripted and unscripted pilots that include science fiction, adventure and/or fantasy elements Award: $5,000 VH1 Creative Lab "Theory of Creativity" Award Genre: Unscripted pilots, including competition, docu-series, social experiment, dating, sketch or talk show formats Award: $5,000 to further develop project and an invitation to participate in an upcoming VH1 Creative Lab session as a paid freelancer In addition to the four development partners guaranteeing deals inside the 2012 Independent Pilot Competition, all Official Selections are shared with the NYTVF's industry partners (http://www.nytvf.com/sponsors.html) in the weeks prior to the 2012 Festival, including the recently announced NYTVF Pitch Partners (http://www.nytvf.com/2012_pitch.html). No matter what you're producing – scripted, non-scripted, comedy, drama, animation or children's programming – there is a home for you and your work at the NYTVF. All Official Selections will be screened at the 2012 Festival in October where Official Artists will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in NYTVF Connect - including Executive access, NYTVF Pitch and Industry Development Chats (http://www.nytvf.com/artists.html). Important Dates: Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:59 PM --- Early Submission Deadline...$30 Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:59 PM --- Final Submission Deadline...$50 Friday, June 29, 2012, 11:59 PM --- Procrastinator Deadline...$100 Find out more information, view the Official Rules and Entry Packet here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.html About the NYTVF: Established in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, constructing new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model. Its annual New York Television Festival – held each fall in New York City – is recognized as the industry’s first independent television festival, which provides a platform to elevate the work of artists creating for the small screen. Through the Festival and other year-round activities – including NYTVF London, which launched in 2011 – the NYTVF’s mission is to connect its community of over 10,000 independent creative artists with leading networks, studios and brands by cultivating relationships that lead to new opportunities. For more information on the NYTVF, the annual Festival and these initiatives, visit www.nytvf.com.
  2. FROM SET TO SCREEN: THE SITCOM SEARCH A Sitcom Pitch Initiative for Comedy Performers Presented by the New York Television Festival and Just for Laughs NYTVF and Just for Laughs are looking for hilarious new sitcom ideas (and the masterminds behind them) to compete in a first-ever joint initiative slated for the Just for Laughs Comedy Conference in Montreal, July 26 – 28, 2012. Five finalists will be selected to pitch live during the event before a panel of comedy experts with one winner selected for exclusive showcase opportunities and participation at the 2012 New York Television Festival in October. More info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_jfl.html. For consideration, creators will be asked to submit a series treatment and outline along with supporting video and will retain all rights to their concepts throughout the process. What are we looking for? Some of the world's most beloved TV shows stemmed from comedy performers with a strong story and point of view that uniquely translated to the small screen. From The Cosby Show and Seinfeld to Everybody Loves Raymond, Ellen and Louie – a substantial swath of television history has been paved by comedians and we're looking for the next big thing. Submissions should be based on or inspired by stories, sketches or characters that have been developed and honed by performance. Single-camera, multi-camera or animation concepts are welcome. We're looking for fresh sitcom ideas that make us laugh. How do you submit? All entries must be submitted via the Just For Laughs upload page and must include the following: Series treatment Summaries for 4 episodes Professional CV Supporting Video A non-refundable fee of $40.00 CAD Full rules and submission requirements can be found at http://comedyconfere...hahaha.com/info ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY MAY 18, 2012 Got more projects in the works? The NYTVF is also currently accepting submissions for The FOX Comedy Script Contest (http://www.nytvf.com...ox_contest.html), The Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline (http://www.nytvf.com...e_pipeline.html) and the 8th Annual Independent Pilot Competition (http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.html). Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/nytvf) and Twitter (@nytvf) for updates about the NYTVF!
  3. The New York Television Festival's annual Independent Pilot Competition is now accepting original, independently produced television and web series pilots in ALL genres, from 4-22 minutes in length. By submitting to the NYTVF, artists are eligible for category and sponsored awards including guaranteed development deals from partners IFC, MTV, Syfy, and VH1 Creative Lab. For additional details, rules and FAQ, visit: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.html Network sponsored awards: IFC "Out Of The Box Award" Genre: Alternative Scripted Comedy Award: $25,000 development deal MTV Comedy Development Deal Genre: Comedy Award: $10,000 Syfy "Imagine Greater" Award Genre: Scripted and unscripted pilots that include science fiction, adventure and/or fantasy elements Award: $5,000 VH1 Creative Lab "Theory of Creativity" Award Genre: Unscripted pilots, including competition, docu-series, social experiment, dating, sketch or talk show formats Award: $5,000 to further develop project and an invitation to participate in an upcoming VH1 Creative Lab session as a paid freelancer In addition to the four development partners guaranteeing deals inside the 2012 Independent Pilot Competition, all Official Selections are shared with the NYTVF's industry partners (http://www.nytvf.com/sponsors.html) in the weeks prior to the 2012 Festival, including the recently announced NYTVF Pitch Partners (http://www.nytvf.com/2012_pitch.html). No matter what you're producing – scripted, non-scripted, comedy, drama, animation or children's programming – there is a home for you and your work at the NYTVF. All Official Selections will be screened at the 2012 Festival in October where Official Artists will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in NYTVF Connect - including Executive access, NYTVF Pitch and Industry Development Chats (http://www.nytvf.com/artists.html). Important Dates: Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:59 PM --- Early Submission Deadline...$30 Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:59 PM --- Final Submission Deadline...$50 Friday, June 29, 2012, 11:59 PM --- Procrastinator Deadline...$100 Find out more information, view the Official Rules and Entry Packet here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.html About the NYTVF: Established in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, constructing new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model. Its annual New York Television Festival – held each fall in New York City – is recognized as the industry’s first independent television festival, which provides a platform to elevate the work of artists creating for the small screen. Through the Festival and other year-round activities – including NYTVF London, which launched in 2011 – the NYTVF’s mission is to connect its community of over 10,000 independent creative artists with leading networks, studios and brands by cultivating relationships that lead to new opportunities. For more information on the NYTVF, the annual Festival and these initiatives, visit www.nytvf.com.
  4. Are you a comedy writer or producer? Got an idea for a TV show that would be perfect for Comedy Central? Submit to the NYTVF Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition! Winner receives a $7,500 Development Deal with Comedy Central. Entries will include a produced 8 – 15 minute original comedy pilot presentation and the accompanying shooting script of the episode. The NYTVF will be accepting entries from October 12, 2011 through January 27, 2012. FREE to enter! More details and submission info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_comedycentral.htm About the New York Television Festival: The New York Television Festival was founded in 2005 as the industry’s first creative festival for television artists. The NYTVF works in partnership with networks, studios, brands and agencies to more effectively and efficiently deliver the best projects and showcase the most promising artists. In September 2011 The NYTVF celebrated its 7th annual Festival, in which nine industry partners presented thirteen guaranteed deals to U.S.-based creators and nearly forty networks, studios, agencies and production companies met with over 200 artists to begin relationships that could yield many more deals to come. Held in New York City each fall, the NYTVF hosts events ranging from red-carpet premieres (NYTVF Primetime), focused discussions on digital development and distribution (NYTVF Digital Day), fan panels (NYTVF Development Day) and screenings of the best in independent content (Independent Pilot Screenings). For additional information, visit www.NYTVF.com
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    NY TV Festival - lots of comedians...

    Marc Maron, Jason Sudeikis, Jonah Hill, Damon Lindelof, Jon Glaser, Scott Adsit and Phil Rosenthal (whew!) headline this year's New York Television Festival (Sept 20-24 in Manhattan)! Check out the website for more details on each event and ticket reservation: http://www.thefestguide.com/nytvf2011/ Festival Highlights: The Cult of Comedy Join New York comedy mainstays Jon Glaser (Delocated) and Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Adult Swim's Moral Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole) for this hilarious panel on the development of alternative-comedy for the small screen. Saturday, September 24, 3 PM at 92Y Tribeca. FOX's newest animated series Allen Gregory will premiere at the New York Television Festival! Talk-back with series star and co-creator Jonah Hill to follow! Tuesday, September 20, at 7 PM in Manhattan. Marc Maron's TV Pilot, based off the WTF podcast, will premiere at the New York Television Festival! Screening and talkback with Maron on September 20, Tuesday, at 9 PM in Manhattan. Jason Sudeikis will host the Late Night Writing Panel, featuring the comic forces behind New York's late night institutions on Thursday, September 22, at 9:30 PM. Panel focuses on the process of creating topical humor straight from the 24-hour news cycle. Writers from The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and more share their experiences and provide their take on the current state of the genre. Damon Lindelof – NYTVF Creative Keynote Conversation September 22 at 8:30 PM, 92Y Tribeca The NYTVF welcomes visionary storyteller Damon Lindelof as the 2011 Creative Keynote. The co-creator and executive producer of Lost, Lindelof will participate in this intimate discussion of television writing and producing, offering TV lovers and Lost fans unique access and insight into the process of creating one of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about shows in the history of the art form. Phil Rosenthal (Creator of Everybody Loves Raymond) is hosting the BAFTA comedy writing forum and Q&A at this year's New York Television Festival! Takes place on Thursday, September 22 in Manhattan. About: The New York Television Festival is a week-long celebration featuring screenings of the best independently-produced content, panels and talkbacks with industry thought leaders and creative luminaries and red-carpet premieres of the stars and creatives behind the seasons' most anticipated new network and cable shows.
  6. Marc Maron, Jason Sudeikis, Jonah Hill, Damon Lindelof, Jon Glaser, Scott Adsit and Phil Rosenthal (whew!) headline this year's New York Television Festival (Sept 20-24 in Manhattan)! Check out the website for more details on each event and ticket reservation: http://www.thefestguide.com/nytvf2011/ Festival Highlights: The Cult of Comedy Join New York comedy mainstays Jon Glaser (Delocated) and Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Adult Swim's Moral Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole) for this hilarious panel on the development of alternative-comedy for the small screen. Saturday, September 24, 3 PM at 92Y Tribeca. FOX's newest animated series Allen Gregory will premiere at the New York Television Festival! Talk-back with series star and co-creator Jonah Hill to follow! Tuesday, September 20, at 7 PM in Manhattan. Marc Maron's TV Pilot, based off the WTF podcast, will premiere at the New York Television Festival! Screening and talkback with Maron on September 20, Tuesday, at 9 PM in Manhattan. Jason Sudeikis will host the Late Night Writing Panel, featuring the comic forces behind New York's late night institutions on Thursday, September 22, at 9:30 PM. Panel focuses on the process of creating topical humor straight from the 24-hour news cycle. Writers from The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and more share their experiences and provide their take on the current state of the genre. Damon Lindelof – NYTVF Creative Keynote Conversation September 22 at 8:30 PM, 92Y Tribeca The NYTVF welcomes visionary storyteller Damon Lindelof as the 2011 Creative Keynote. The co-creator and executive producer of Lost, Lindelof will participate in this intimate discussion of television writing and producing, offering TV lovers and Lost fans unique access and insight into the process of creating one of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about shows in the history of the art form. Phil Rosenthal (Creator of Everybody Loves Raymond) is hosting the BAFTA comedy writing forum and Q&A at this year's New York Television Festival! Takes place on Thursday, September 22 in Manhattan. About: The New York Television Festival is a week-long celebration featuring screenings of the best independently-produced content, panels and talkbacks with industry thought leaders and creative luminaries and red-carpet premieres of the stars and creatives behind the seasons' most anticipated new network and cable shows.
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