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The NYTVF was launched in 2005 as the industry’s first creative festival for television artists. A pioneer of the “independent television” movement, the Festival strives to construct a new and innovative path for program development. Where a film festival showcases completed works of art, competing for distribution and ready for the market, the NYTVF showcases ideas and talent, complementing the development process required for network, studio and branded entertainment development.

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OPENS IN ONE WEEK: truTV and the NYTVF partner for 2nd Annual truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative

truTV is returning to the NYTVF for the second annual truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative! The network is looking for Talent/Creator-Driven Comedy Formats with Distinct POVs and High Production Quality. This competition is built to provide indie TV creators with a unique opportunity to create new, comedy-centric formats and unscripted/reality series for the network. The winning creator(s) gets a shot to further hone their idea (with a budget of up to $25,000) in conjunction with...

2018 Independent Pilot Competition: FINAL DEADLINES APPROACHING

The 14th Annual New York Television Festival is moving to July 2018 -- FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING!   Want to get your work in front of industry decision-makers? Don’t wait -- submit today! In 2018, NYTVF is accepting submissions for the Independent Pilot Competition (IPC). Looking to submit your produced TV pilot? Submit to the Independent Pilot Competition, the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and ...

Call for Entries: NYTVF Scripts NOW OPEN for Submissions!

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NYTVF Scripts OPEN for Submissions! In its third year, NYTVF Scripts is accepting original comedy and drama pilot scripts for consideration by broadcast, cable, and digital platform buyers. To enter, writers must submit: (1) A Pilot Script for an Original Series, (2) A Series Overview, and (3) A Current Writer's C.V./Bio.  FINAL DEADLINE: March 28, 2018 at 11:59am (noon) EST. NYTVF Scripts Official Selections will be shared with the largest collection of buyers, ...

14th Annual New York Television Festival: Dates and Deadlines Announced!

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The 2018 New York Television Festival is moving to July -- submit to the NYTVF for the chance to engage with more TV execs, buyers, agents, managers, and decision-makers than any other Festival! Submit your independently produced pilot or script for the opportunity to become an Official Artist next summer. Check out 2018 submission deadlines below.   The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, origina...

LAST WEEK TO SUBMIT

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NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition: One Week Left to Submit! Looking to submit your produced TV pilot or series? Submit to the Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. 2017 Industry Participants include HBO, Bento Box Entertainment, IFC, Comedy Central, truTV, Jax Media, The CW, Seeso, and WEtv. More to be announced! ...

Last Chance for Discounted Entry: Submit to the 13th Annual Independent Pilot Competition Today!

Looking to submit your produced TV pilot or series? Submit to the Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. For discounted entry, submit by the Regular Deadline, May 31!   Regular Deadline: Wednesday, May 31 ($50 entry fee) Final Deadline: Wednesday, June 28 ($100 entry fee)   Don’t miss your chanc...

One Week Left to Submit!

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ONE WEEK LEFT: Submit to NYTVF Scripts Today! Only one week left to submit to the Second Annual NYTVF Scripts Competition. Submit by Tuesday, May 16 for the opportunity to have your script read and considered by the largest group of industry partners on the TV Festival landscape. NYTVF Scripts is accepting original comedy and drama series pilot scripts from around the world. Want to get your script in front of TV decision-makers? Submit to NYTVF Scripts and join the indie television movement...

OPEN NOW: Submit to NYTVF Scripts - Accepting Comedy & Drama TV Pilot Scripts

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Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners,  participate in the 2017 NYTVF Writers Workshop, and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festival circuit. ...

FREE to Submit: truTV and NYTVF Seeking Comedic Formats and New Voices

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truTV is partnering with the NYTVF to find the next generation of distinct comedic voices to create unscripted and scripted comedy-based formats. Through the truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative, an outstanding content creator will be chosen to develop a project in partnership with truTV.   Submission to the Comedy Breakout initiative is FREE for eligible creators, and all Finalists will be invited to attend the 2017 New York Television Festival as Official Artists.   For inspiration, ...

New York Television Festival Two Weeks Away!

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Get Tickets for the 12th Annual NYTVF Today!   The leading festival for indie television will host TV fans and creators for a week of panels, premieres, and more from October 24-29 in NYC. This year’s Primetime lineup includes the final season premiere of SundanceTV's Rectify, comedy events from Seeso, truTV, MTV, Pop, a keynote conversation with GIRLS featuring Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham, and a first look at TNT’s new drama, Good Behavior.  All Primetime events are...

ONE WEEK AWAY: NYTVF SCRIPTS

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: 2016 NYTVF Scripts Competition Accepting Original Sitcom Scripts Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners, and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers any...

TWO WEEKS AWAY: Get your scripts ready!

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2016 NYTVF Scripts Competition Accepting Original Sitcom Scripts Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners, and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festi...

JUST ANNOUNCED: 2016 NYTVF Scripts Competition Accepting Original Sitcom Scripts

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Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners,  and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festival circuit. In its inaugural year, NYTVF Scripts is accepting ...

Showcase your work at JFL and the 12th annual New York Television Festival - 3 Weeks Left to Submit!

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The NYTVF and Just for Laughs invite you – the comics, writers, creators, and producers on the cutting edge of comedy – to present your show ideas in an open-pitch forum at the Just for Laughs ComedyPRO Conference in Montreal on July 29, 2016. Concepts can be scripted or unscripted. Finalists in From Set to Screen: The TV Comedy Search will be selected to pitch their ideas LIVE at the ComedyPRO conference, the winner of which will be invited to participat...

12th Annual NYTVF: Early IPC Deadline Approaching! Submit Now for Discounted Rate!

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Make the next great television comedy, short-form series, drama, or unscripted format. Win guaranteed TV development opportunities at the premier festival for independent creators! The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. If your project is episodic in nature and is meant to be consumed in multiple chapters over ...

NYTVF Opening Night Event: WGN’s MANHATTAN Season Two Celebration

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Get onboard with the show that TIME MAGAZINE called last season's “secret weapon” during this NYTVF Opening Night Special Event featuring a debut of an episode from the second season of WGN America’s MANHATTAN, produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios. Screening followed by a talkback featuring cast members John Benjamin Hickey, Rachel Brosnahan, Ashley Zukerman, Michael Chernus, Katja Herbers and...

A+E Networks and the NYTVF present the Lifetime Writers Project: Submit Your Scripts!

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For the first time, Lifetime is partnering with the NYTVF in search of emerging TV writers with bold, brand-defining scripted concepts. To submit, writers must enter an original series overview (up to four pages) along with an excerpt from the series' pilot script (up to fifteen pages) and a current C.V.   Lifetime Creative Brief: As partner of the 2015 New York Television Festival, Lifetime, the premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quali...

A+E Networks and the NYTVF Offer Guaranteed Development Deals for Unscripted Producers: Submit Sizzle Reels and Character Tapes!

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A+E Networks (A&E, History, Lifetime) has teamed with the NYTVF for the 360° Unscripted Pipeline, which is seeking original unscripted series concepts from independent artists and production companies. This year, A&E, History, and Lifetime each guarantee at least one $5,000 development deal to a winning project. If you have an eye for talent and a passion for unscripted TV, submit your 2-4 minute casting/teaser tape for the chance to win $5k and the opportunity to further develop you...

NYTVF Regular Deadline Reminder!

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NYTVF's  11th Annual Independent Pilot Competition is now accepting original TV, web and digital series pilots, 4-60 minutes in ALL genres.   The NYTVF is like no other Festival in the world: offering indie creators year-round opportunities to submit, providing unprecedented access to TV buyers and decision-makers, and awarding GUARANTEED deals from top networks including Comedy Central, TruTV, and much more!  Someone is guaranteed to walk away with these deals...why not you...

Early Deadline Reminder: New York Television Festival 2015 IPC

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Don't forget to submit your independet pilot to the 2015 IPC by May 11th for a discounted fee. Detials below! The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. If your project is episodic in nature and is meant to be consumed in multiple chapters over time, then it's TV. IPC submissions should be between 4 and 60 ...

Make the next great television drama, sitcom, digital series or unscripted format. Win guaranteed TV development deals!

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The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. If your project is episodic in nature and is meant to be consumed in multiple chapters over time, then it's TV.   IPC submissions should be between 4 and 60 minutes in length, and all genres are welcome (Comedy, Unscripted/Doc, Drama, Family, Animation, etc). If s...

11th Annual New York Television Festival: Submit an original comedy TV pilot; land a deal with Comedy Central!

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NYTVF's  11th Annual Independent Pilot Competition is now accepting original TV, web and digital series pilots, 4-60 minutes in ALL genres.   The NYTVF is like no other Festival in the world: offering indie creators year-round opportunities to submit, providing unprecedented access to TV buyers and decision-makers, and awarding GUARANTEED deals from top networks including Comedy Central,  A&E, and much more!   Someone is guaranteed to walk away with these deals.....

HISTORY UNSCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE: Channel Seeks Exciting Characters ($25K Production Budget)

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History and the NYTVF are seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. One winner, selected by HISTORY, will be awarded the opportunity to produce a pilot presentation with a minimum $25,000 budget in conjunction with NYTVF Productions. Submit your short treatment and 2-4 minute sizzle reel or casting tape by Feb. 23. Concepts should focus on charismatic male characters living in surprising worlds or with fresh points of view. Fre...

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline

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Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline: CASTING SEARCH   Lifetime and the NYTVF have teamed for the third annual Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline to challenge YOU to find exceptional, interesting, and entertaining women and worlds that are perfect for TV. If you have an eye for talent and a passion for TV, then submit your 2-4 minute casting/teaser tape for the chance at $10k and the opportunity to produce your show with Lifetime.   Awards: * 15 semi-finalists will be...

Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline: CASTING SEARCH

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Lifetime and the NYTVF have teamed for the third annual Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline to challenge YOU to find exceptional, interesting, and entertaining women and worlds that are perfect for TV. If you have an eye for talent and a passion for TV, then submit your 2-4 minute casting/teaser tape for the chance at $10k and the opportunity to produce your show with Lifetime. Awards: * 15 semi-finalists will be reviewed by the network and invited to participate in the 2014 NY...

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