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NYTVF Newsletter
May 20, 2013
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Contents:
JUST ANNOUNCED: MSN Taps NYTVF Community for Micro-Episodic Series Ideas: $75K Direct-To-Series Order for Winner
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: FOX Comedy Script Contest is Open
MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER: Realscreen West
 
 
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JUST ANNOUNCED: MSN OFFERING DEVELOPMENT DEAL FOR ‘MICRO-EPISODIC’ CONTENT
 

One winner guaranteed $75K and direct order for short-form series

msn short-form storytellers challenge

The NYTVF today announced the launch of the “Short-Form Storytellers Challenge,” providing indie producers and production companies with the opportunity to compete for a guaranteed production budget of $75,000 to create an original short-form series for MSN. This is the first NYTVF development initiative seeking digital content that is accepting submissions from outside the U.S.

For the first time, the NYTVF is specifically soliciting micro-episodic content that challenges creators to structure their storytelling in two minutes or less. Additionally, this is the largest MSN-sponsored NYTVF competition. More details of this Challenge will be discussed during an Internet Week panel hosted by MSN and the NYTVF at 5:30 p.m. ET today at 92YTribeca in NYC.

“Short-form is an under-appreciated art form on the web. We are excited to work with the New York Television Festival to discover video storytellers who know how to delight MSN audiences in two minutes or less,” said Adam Berliant, Editor in Chief, MSN Video and Entertainment.

“This is an incredibly cool opportunity for artists to tap into one of the fastest-growing corners of the content market with the tangible promise of series production at the end of the process,” said NYTVF Founder Terence Gray. “MSN has a global approach to entertainment that allows us to accept projects from around the world, and we're grateful to be continuing our long-term relationship with MSN through a unique competition that shares their vision of the future of online entertainment with us and the producers who make up our creative community.”

You can find out all the information and how to SUBMIT HERE, and you can read more about the initiative in today’s Variety article here.

Happy Submitting!

FOX COMEDY SCRIPT CONTEST WILL BE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL JUNE 3 (6.3.2013)
 

Script submission period began today and will continue for up to two weeks

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The submission period for the sixth annual FOX Comedy Script Contest opened today (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!

To submit, click here.

MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER: REALSCREEN
 

Realscreen announces agenda for 5th edition of Realscreen West

realscreen west

The agenda for the fifth edition of Realscreen West is set and the conference is well on its way to reaching sell out capacity. Over 600 international delegates have confirmed their spots at the must-attend West Coast conference for content creators, broadcasters and distributors of unscripted entertainment.

Realscreen West returns to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, June 5 & 6 and brings together stakeholders in the reality TV/factual entertainment industry for two days of inspiration, discussion about the current state of reality/factual TV and where it's going, and of course, networking.

Session highlights include Howard T. Owens, president of National Geographic Channels, in a keynote conversation with Access Hollywood anchor and radio personality Billy Bush. In what promises to be a provocative and entertaining closing conversation with Thinkfactory Media's Leslie Greif, the driving force behind History's massive hit Hatfields & McCoys, will talk to Dirk Hoogstra, EVP of programming for History and H2; David McKillop, EVP of programming at A&E; and Robert Sharenow, EVP of programming at Lifetime Networks. In addition, we are introducing Meet a Mentor sessions hosted by some of the industry's most successful producers who have agreed to provide delegates with unprecedented access in an informal and interactive setting.

To register, email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot at what promises to be another sold out event.

 

 

 
 

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