Submission Info

The NYTVF has partnered with Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios, in conjunction with Apostle, to offer two development opportunities exclusively to U.K. producers. In addition to the awards being offered by our partners, selected producers will be invited to participate as Official Artists in the 2012 New York Television Festival in NYC next fall, where they will have the opportunity to network, meet and collaborate with over forty U.S.-based television networks, studios, agencies and fellow TV creators.


Please note: the deals with Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios are only open to submissions from the U.K.

Questions? Check out the Submissions F.A.Q. here or Ask the NYTVF.

Use the links below to explore the various aspects of submitting to the U.K. Section of the IPC.

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Blind Development Deals

Below are the specific creative briefs provided by Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios for their respective deals. See exactly what each sponsor is looking for.


    Award: $5,000
    Genre: Non-scripted formats


    At Warner Bros. we’re of the firm belief that entertaining TV will continue to attract viewers in their millions now and for a good many years to come.  In the same way that our scripted shows such Two And A Half Men and The Mentalist have become must see viewing events, we are holding a similar aspiration for our non-scripted, local production format business.    

    Through sponsorship of this event, we are seeking to uncover genuinely new and original, genre defining non-scripted concepts that have the potential to travel as a format to countries small and large, developed and emerging.  Formats that can make their mark in a genre and with the viewer in the same way that  The Bachelor, Supernanny, and Who Do You Think You Are? have for factual entertainment or The Voice and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for talent and game shows.    

    They can be big primetime concepts or high volume ratings builders.  Above all they need to be entertaining and possess a unique point of view to break through the clutter.  Well structured and tightly formatted so that they can offer real security and production know-how to our broadcast clients, and capable of returning for multiple series.   

    Your submission should include:
    • A format description on a maximum of 2 sides of paper, with an opening paragraph that summarises the format pitch or logline.
    • A clear statement of the target audience you are aiming to reach
    • A view on where the format would fit in the broadcast schedule
    • Note: Any additional materials will be welcomed but are not necessary to qualify for a full submission
    Some guidance:
    • We’re not looking for formats in the scripted reality or ob doc genres, or shows that are one-offs
    • We’re not looking for concepts that are mean-spirited or exploitative
    • Please be as detailed as you can be in outlining what the audience experience will be over the course of an episode
    • Think about how broad the appeal of the show will be and whether it will appeal to both men and women
    • If your idea is in a similar space to programmes on air, please think about and identify the differences and strengths of your idea.
      We can’t wait to see your ideas!


    Award: $5,000
    Genre: Scripted dramas and comedies
    Demo: Men and women ages 18-49


    Fox Television Studios is a premiere producer of scripted and alternative programming for US cable networks and international broadcasters. Hit series include Burn Notice and White Collar for USA, The Glades for A&E, The Killing for AMC, which earned six Emmy nominations in 2011, and former award-winning series The Shield and Saving Grace. The studio also is in production on the pilots Outlaw Country for FX, and Wild Card and Over/Under for USA.

    Apostle, launched in 1994 by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico, is based in New York City and has produced an unprecedented array of edgy, smart and groundbreaking projects for TV and film. With a repertoire that includes the television series Rescue Me and the feature film Blow, Apostle has become a force in the entertainment industry, impacting the face of pop culture with projects that encompass scripted and non-scripted, animation and live action, drama and comedy.

    Together, FtvS and Apostle are working to continue the tradition of supporting bold concepts, unique voices and rich character journeys that are thought-provoking, authentic, audacious and "fun.”  We are looking to find an ADULT character-driven project that has a smart, subversive and unique point of view while still maintaining a darkly funny edge. Both FtvS and Apostle have an “in your face” brand and a bold sense of strength and self-assuredness that informs narrative and character, and appeals to both men AND women. We are looking for scripted dramas and comedies that target our demographic of men and women ages 18-49.

    Up next in the FtvS-Apostle pipeline is a half-hour adaptation of the UK series Sirens, currently in development for USA.

Important Dates

  • Warner Bros. Non-scripted Deadlines:
    • January 27, 2012…….......….……$30 Early Submission Deadline
    • March 9, 2012…………........…....$50 Final Submission Deadline

  • Fox Television Studios Scripted Deadlines:
    • February 24, 2012……......………$30 Early Submission Deadline
    • April 6, 2012…………...........…....$50 Final Submission Deadline

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Required Running Times

  • All pilots (both non-scripted and scripted) must have a total running time of between 4 and 22 minutes.

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  • Pilots received before the Early Submission Deadline ..... $30

  • Pilots received between the Early Submission Deadline and the Final Submission Deadline ..... $50

  • Check and money orders in US dollars and made payable to the “New York Television Festival” or “NYTVF” are acceptable forms of payment. Fees may be paid via credit card using Withoutabox.

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  • Programs created or funded by broadcast networks, cable networks or major production studios are ineligible to compete.

  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and residents of the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland (the “UK”)

  • Multiple entries may be submitted by the same entrant providing that each is accompanied by its own submission packet and entry fee.

  • Programs may not contain any copyrighted music, images or brand names without proper clearance. For more info on US copyright law visit:

  • Foreign language programs must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.

  • Programs must be received by the appropriate submission deadlines above.

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Entry Packet

  • DOWNLOAD Entry Packets here or Click to submit, Withoutabox:
  • Pilots must be submitted on playable DVDs; International submissions must be submitted on DVD formatted for multi-zone or Zone 1 (North America)

  • Five (5) copies of the Pilot Program with label of Producer, Director and/or Production Company and contact information

  • One-minute pilot Trailer for promotional purposes

  • One-minute “Artist Commentary” (This should consist of brief introductory footage with the creators, producers, cast, and/or crew of the pilot, discussing any interesting production anecdotes or other points about the making of the pilot that viewers might find interesting. This is for promotional use only and WILL NOT be used to evaluate your pilot submission)

  • Trailer and commentary may be placed on the same data DVD or separate data DVDs. Both ways are acceptable. While five copies of the pilot are required, only one copy of the trailer and commentary are required. Trailer and commentary should each be separate compressed file burned to a data DVD.

  • Two black-and-white or color screen capture images or digital stills from the pilot program on CD or DVD and any available press kit material

  • Signed Application Form and Entry Fee


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All submissions, accompanied by a signed Application Form and Entry Fee, must be sent to:

New York Television Festival, Attn: U.K. Entries '12
121 W 27th St., Suite 901
New York, NY 10001


The New York Television Festival was founded in 2005 as the industry’s first creative festival for television artists. A pioneer of the “independent television” movement, the Festival strives to construct new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model.