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ITVFest is a non-profit organization with the mission of encouraging change in conventional television and the growth of artistic expression in television and new media. Simultaneously, ITVFest provides local, national and international artistic communities with a public forum for independently produced television pilots. ITVFest receives pilot submissions from around the world in comedy, drama, alternative (reality, game show, talk show, etc) documentary, web series and out-of-competition categories. By screening the official selections to a live audience, which includes ITVFest's executive, advisory board and extensive network contacts, ITVFest provides a bridge to the inner workings of the television industry. The 2009 ITVFest – it is your chance to share your creativity and talent. The ITVFest will accept submissions for the following categories: * Comedy * Drama * Alternative (reality, game show, etc.) * Documentary * Web Series * Non-competitive pilots (commissioned, but unpurchased/unaired) Early Submission Deadline: April 23, 2009 Regular Submission Deadline: May 14, 2009 WAB Extended Submission Deadline: May 17, 2009 The world of successful independent production is not merely limited to the silver screen. Pilotmakers showcased at ITVFest have gone on to get script deals with NBC, development deals with Starz!, web deals with, and representation from top reps such as UTA and 3 Arts. Winners of the 2008 ITVFest also walked home with $5,000 in production support each! For more information, visit our website and forum at Submissions are being accepted through and The 4th Annual ITVFest will take place July 31- August 6th, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

4th Annual ITVFestival Panel Lineup and more

Tickets and passes are on sale. If you don't buy them now, they'll
be sold out soon. We have some fantastic programs and panels shaping
up. Down below is our list of confirmed panelists...

Important Dates...

July 30th Opening Night Gala. Official invites are on their way, but in
the meanwhile, you can rsvp at
. There will be food and liquor and beer and music.

July 31st First day of ITVFest!!!

August 3rd, Web TV Day sponsored by Tubefilter

August 4th International Day

August 5th MobiFest

Confirmed Panelists
July 31st, 11:30 AM

Polish Your Pitch

Barbara Weintraub, Executive Producer

Donna Michelle Anderson (DMA), Executive Producer

August 1st, 12:15 PM

Casting Panel: Good Actors Make Your Show Great

Matt Skrobalak, VP Casting CBS

Tricia Wood, "Dexter"

Megan Branman, "How I Met Your Mother"

Lisa Miller Katz, "According To Jim"

Debi Manwiller, "24"

Dorian Frankel, Curb Your Enthusiasm

August 1st, 2:30 PM

Development: Executives Explain

Scott Freeman, EVP Bunim Murray

Brandon Riegg, Executive Director of Alternative, ABC

Monika Zielinska, Manager, Comedy Central

David Bickel, Executive Producer, Yes, Dear

Andy Weil, Exectuvie, Berman Braun

August 2nd, 12:15 PM

Representation: How Do I Get That, Why Do I Need That?

Barry Kotler, Gersh

Melissa Myers, WME

Michael Pelmont, New Wave

Greg Gellman, Morris Yorn

August 2nd, 2:30 PM

Pitching: How Do I Do That

Damona Resnick, Director of Development, SyFy

Adrian Kulp, VP Development, Borderline Amazing

Jason Ensler, Director/Producer

Heath Corson, Executive Producer

Guy Shalem, Executive Producer

August 3rd, Web TV Day sponsored by Tubefilter

August 3rd, 12:00 PM

Let's Go Digital

Brandon Martinez, Digital Agent, Abrams Artists

Bob Jensen, Manager of New Media, SAG

August 3rd, 1:00

Developing For The Web sponsored by Unicorn Media

Ilsa Berg, Fox TV Studios

Ian Friedman, Atom

Warren Chao, My Damn Channel

Next New Networks

David Samuels,

Jigar Thakarar, CBS Interactive


August 3rd, 3:30 PM

Web TV or TV: Success Stories sponsored by Tubemogul
Lindsay Goffman, FreMantle, My Secret Girlfriend

Dan Levy, My Long Distance Relationship

Ben and Rafi Fine

David Burch, Tubemogul

Dina Kaplan, co-founder,

August 4th, 3:30 PM

International Format Panel: Selling Your Show Overseas

Karrie Wolfe, SVP RDF USA

Kevin Kappock, Former VP Lion Television

Matt Gaven, Executive Producer

August 5th 12:00 PM

Marketing Your Show

Sean and Lori Percival,

August 5th 3:30 PM

Multi Platform Panel: And Other Buzzwords

Frank Chindamo, Fun Little Movies

Saskia Wilson-Brown, Current TV

Tim Morse, Unicorn Media

Chris Denson, AFI Digital Content Lab

Mike Rotman, Producer/Writer/Director

August 5th, 8:30pm
Special Screening with Kevin Pollak
Kevin Pollak will be on hand to talk about his independent venture
which the LA Times describes thusly... "Kevin pollak’s Chat show is
streamed on the internet, and there’s no reason to stop a good
interview - not for time slots, not for commercials and certainly not
for censors. The long-format show is unlike anything else on the web or
certainly, with its unfiltered conversations, on broadcast television."

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About ITVFest

The Independent Television Festival is a festival for independently produced, original and innovative television pilots and webseries.

The only festival for independently produced television pilots in Los Angeles, ITVFest prides itself on being for and about the pilotmakers.

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