For young TV creators, the NYTVF is the best place to launch a career. The exposure to key people in the industry is invaluable. Attending some of the panels diversity, point of view and keep creating content were the themes echoed by most of the professional on the panels.
The 12th annual New York Television Festival wrapped tonight after a landmark week for the organization. During an awards reception at the Helen Mills Theater and Event Space in Manhattan, NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) announced the winners of its flagship Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) in 15 categories, with the “Best of the Fest” honors going to “The Worst Husband” (Independent Pilot Competition) and “Medium Well” (NYTVF Scripts). Recipients of development deals from the NYTVF’s network and studio partners were also announced. (See below for a full list.)
The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies …
From October 24 through 29, thousands of artists, fans and industry representatives attended the Festival’s 93 events at the Helen Mills Theater and Event Space, the SVA Theatre and Tribeca Three-Sixty. This included in-competition screenings, red carpet premieres and panels, networking events, keynotes, educational seminars, parties, and a day dedicated to virtual reality storytelling.
2016 NYTVF DEVELOPMENT DEALS AND NETWORK AWARD WINNERS
Bento Box Development Award: Tiffany So and Saba Saghafi for their project “Limited Space” (Los Angeles, CA)
Comedy Central Development Award: Julia Mattison and Noel Carey for their project “Brooklyn Sound” (Brooklyn, NY)
IFC Comedy Selects: “Door on the Left” created by Kati Skelton (Brooklyn, NY) and “E. Coli High” created by Kevin Barker and Ben Miller (Brooklyn, NY)
OneX Pitch Deal: Chas Jackson (Los Angeles, CA)
Red Arrow Entertainment Development Award: Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman for their project “Yidlife Crisis” (Montreal, Quebec)
Seeso Development Award: Tynan Delong, Ryan Bennett and Ana Fabrega for their project “Jana and Shasta” (Brooklyn, NY)
Super Deluxe Pitch Deal: Meghan O’Neill (Brooklyn, NY)
In the photo: Terence Gray (Founder Executive Director-NYTV), Sarah Babineau SVP Original Programming East Coast-Comedy Central), C.C. Hirsch,-(Agent-CAA), Chris Linn(President, Head of Programming-tru TV ), Tony Hernandez(President-Jax Media)