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NYTVF Newsletter
May 17, 2013
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Contents:
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Finalists Announced in the NBC 'Voice and Vision' Drama Challenge; 15 Projects Advance to Network for Review
NYTVF DEVELOPMENT DOWNLOAD: Fest Director Terence Gray on Transitioning from Film to TV
FOX COMEDY SCRIPT COMPETITION: Two-Week Submission Window Opens Monday, May 20
DEADLINE REMINDER: Submit to BAFTA Rocliffe by Wednesday, May 22
 
 
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THE NYTVF ANNOUNCES THE 15 FINALISTS IN THE NBC ‘VOICE & VISION’ DRAMA CHALLENGE
 

nbcThe NYTVF is pleased to announce the following selections have been named finalists in the first NBC ‘Voice and Vision’ Drama Challenge and will advance to the network for consideration. A winner will be identified in the coming months and will receive $25,000 and a potential development deal with NBC. Additionally, all fifteen finalists will be invited to the 9th Annual New York Television Festival as Official Artists and enjoy exclusive opportunities available through NYTVF Connect.

Congratulations to the finalists, and thank you to all who submitted.

2013 NBC Drama Challenge Finalists:

  • Blackbird
    Created by Casey Campbell and Yosh Hayashi - Los Angeles, CA

  • Citizens
    Created by Brian DeCubellis and Diana DeCubellis - Katonah, NY

  • The Conspiracist
    Created by Barry Gribble - Los Angeles, CA

  • Downeast
    Created by Wes Hopper - Brooklyn, NY

  • Euston Prep
    Created by Annie Liu and Andrew Conner - Los Angeles, CA

  • Home
    Created by Brian H. Kim and Kristen Thompson - Los Angeles, CA

  • Land of the Living
    Created by Liam Finn - Los Angeles, CA

  • Last Responder
    Created by Corey Patrick - Brooklyn, NY

  • The Lottery
    Created by Sean Tracy - Maspeth, NY

  • Pass/Fail
    Created by: Caitlin McCarthy and Jim Forbes - Worcester, MA/Agoura Hills, CA

  • The Plague
    Created by Joseph Gerbino - West Palm Beach, FL

  • Serpent's Park
    Created by Michael Colucci - Los Angeles, CA

  • Shining City
    Created by Douglas Stark and William N. Fordes - Glendale, CA

  • Spade
    Created by Justin Santore - White Plains, NY

  • Two Harbors
    Created by Jim Macak and James Gardner - Boston, MA/Orange, CA

DEVELOPMENT DOWNLOAD WITH TERENCE GRAY
 

Terence talks transitioning ideas from Film to TV with the NYTVF Staff

tgrayIn the latest in our ongoing Q&A series with Fest Founder Terence Gray, Terence sat down with NYTVF Staff for a conversation on the current state of the TV industry and insights for indie filmmakers on making the transition to the small screen:

“…In the simplest sense, there are more opportunities for creators on television…either as creators of their own series or as important members of the television-making process, be it as directors, DPs, writers, producers, etc. With that aura of collaboration comes a lot more jobs, and a lot more opportunities to get your voice heard and your work seen...”

Check out the full Q&A and past Development Downloads

FOX COMEDY SCRIPT CONTEST OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS MONDAY, 5/20
 

foxThe submission period for the sixth annual FOX Comedy Script Contest opens this coming Monday, May 20 at 12 pm (noon) EST and will remain open through 12 pm (noon) EST on Monday, June 3, or when 1,500 submissions are received, whichever comes first.

Submit your original script for the chance to win $25,000 and a development deal with FOX!

For additional details, click here.

DEADLINE REMINDER: BAFTA ROCLIFFE NEW WRITING FORUM NEXT WEEK (5/22)
 

baftaThe deadline is fast approaching to submit your script to the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum. Submit for a chance to showcase your work in front of the cream of the UK and US television industry at two major international television festivals. For the first time, the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum will take place at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (GEITF) in August, as well as for a third consecutive year at the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) in October.

Both events are open to British UK-based comedy screenwriters who have not yet had a television series commissioned, although you may have broadcast writing credits.

Full application details and terms and conditions can be found here and here.

 

 

 
 

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