NYTVF Chicago

April 4-5, 2017

 

The first-annual NYTVF Chicago put the spotlight on Windy City creators, with two days of sold-out panels, screenings, networking, and comedy showcases at iO Chicago and The Second City. NYTVF Comedy Partners offered insights and advice on building a career in TV and the current comedy landscape, along with an exclusive inside look at the brand-new Chicago-made series Shrink on Seeso.

Be sure to check out recaps/audio of the panels along with information on NYTVF Chicago Presenting and Industry Partners below:

 

 

 

PANELS + EVENTS

 

Translating Talent to TV


Panelists, including comedy performers as well as representatives from CAA, IFC, and Seeso sat down with NYTVF Founder Terence Gray to discuss how comedic performances translate to the small screen, ways to develop your comedic voice for an episodic format, and what to avoid when filming your work. The panel included an introduction from NYTVF Director of Programming Ian Thake and NYTVF Alums Jo Scott and Nnamdi Ngwe.


LISTEN TO THE PANEL HERE:
http://nytvf.com/chicago/talentotv.mp3


 

Comedy in 2017: State of the Industry


The rapid expansion of the TV landscape, including new buyers, distributors, and platforms, has yielded unprecedented opportunities for comedy performers and writers working in the episodic space. But navigating the terrain and building projects for success can be both overwhelming and difficult, especially for indie creators. This State of the Industry discussion took an inside look at the current state of development and production, and offering insights on what’s working, what’s selling, and what’s next in comedy. The panel included representatives from Comedy Central, Funny or Die, truTV, and WME, with a special introduction by iO Comedy Network’s Cody Reiss and Quinn Wilson.


LISTEN TO THE PANEL HERE:
http://nytvf.com/chicago/comedyin2017.mp3


 

 

Development Roadmap: Getting Your Show to Series


So, you have a pilot, script, or short-form series, and you're ready to share it with the world. Now what? This panel explored the process of getting your project made, seen, and bought. Executives working in the comedy space gave insight on the development process, how creators can build their projects for success, and how to best navigate the production-partner landscape.


LISTEN TO THE PANEL HERE:
http://nytvf.com/chicago/developmentroadmap.mp3


 

A Study in Shrink: The NYTVF Chicago Creative Keynote


Shrink is a partially-improvised, dark comedy from Ted Tremper (The Daily Show) and Tim Baltz (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$). The series was created in Chicago and came to the New York Television Festival in 2012, where it won both Best Comedy and the Critics Choice Award. It then entered into 5 years of development leading up to the premiere of its eight-episode first season on Seeso in March of 2017.

To discuss the show’s development and production process, the Chicago Tribune’s Nina Metz sat down with the show's creators – and stars Sue Gillan and Claudia Michelle Wallace – to discuss the journey from micro-budgeted web series to the newest jewel in Seeso’s comedy crown.


CHECK OUT THE PILOT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8WH9XiwQw8

 

WATCH SEASON 1:
http://shrink.seeso.com/

 

READ A Q&A WITH CREATORS TIM BALTZ AND TED TREMPER:
http://nytvf.com/blog/2017-03-30shrink.html

 

 

$5K Challenge: Making Your Pilot on a Budget


Tailored to indie producers looking to create a pilot or to produce a presentation tape to shop to networks, this panel shared practical and real-world advice on how to apply a guerrilla-style indie filmmaking approach to creating a pilot. Panelists discussed helpful tips on how to stretch a meager budget, demonstrating that you don't need big bucks to make a huge impact.


LISTEN TO THE PANEL HERE:
http://nytvf.com/chicago/5kchallenge.mp3



 


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PRESENTING PARTNERS

 

 

 

iO Theater and the iO Comedy Network

1501 N. Kingsbury Chicago, IL 60642

 

The Second City Harold Ramis Film School

230 W. North Avenue Chicago, IL 60610


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INDUSTRY PARTNERS

 


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