Winner Announced

For the sixth consecutive year, FOX partnered with the NYTVF on the annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest, inviting aspiring television writers to enter their scripts for original half-hour comedy TV pilots for the opportunity to win $25,000 and a development deal with the network. Twenty-five finalists were selected to be evaluated by FOX, and the winner is:

- “We're Not Your Parents” by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith (Los Angeles, CA)


Finalists Announced


The New York Television Festival and Fox Broadcasting Company are proud to announce the 25 finalists in the 6th Annual Fox Comedy Script Contest. Congrats to these amazing writers. The winner will be announced at the NYTVF Awards Show on October 26, 2013.

  • Alice, Wonderland
    Written by Sean Presant – Los Angeles, CA

  • Black Sheep
    Written by Josh Sorokach – Astoria, NY

  • Bros
    Written by Mark Kosin – Venice, CA

  • Chimney Creek
    Written by Ben Barnes and Joel Huggins – Los Angeles, CA

  • Creatives
    Written by Alex Sherman – Chicago, IL

  • D-1
    Written by Crystal Hubbard – Los Angeles, CA

  • Evil Blond Kid
    Written by Erik Voss – Toluca Lake, CA

  • Ex-Communication
    Written by Gabi Conti – West Hollywood, CA

  • The Good Samaritan’s Club
    Written by Ben Greene – Los Angeles, CA

  • Hot Fail
    Written by Tim Drucker and Tracy Weiler – New York, NY

  • Julie #2
    Written by Julie Kraut – New York, NY

  • The Manifest
    Written by Joel Solomon and Lukas Kaiser – Brooklyn, NY

  • Match Pointe
    Written by Erick Pausz – Chicago, IL

  • Park Life
    Written by Steve Marovitch – Los Angeles, CA

  • Peace
    Written by Dane Brannan and Thane Economou – Los Angeles, CA

  • The Pool
    Written by Kevin Anglin – Astoria, NY

  • Power Moms
    Written by Melissa London Hilfers – New York, NY

  • Reject – A Recruiting Comedy
    Written by Scott Eckert – Brooklyn, NY

    Written by Torrey Speer – Los Angeles, CA

  • Rumspringa
    Written by Philippe Iujvidin – Los Angeles, CA

  • Third and a Mile
    Written by David Eskridge – North Bergen, NJ

  • We’re Not Your Parents
    Written by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith – Los Angeles, CA

  • What Goes Up...
    Written by Hillary Handelsman – Arnold, MD

  • Works in Progress
    Written by David Budin and Brendan McCarthy – West Hollywood, CA

  • Yellow Pine Pride
    Written by Beau Henry – Los Angeles, CA

Thanks to all who entered.



Submission Info - Deadline has passed


The New York Television Festival and Fox Broadcasting Company have teamed up to offer aspiring TV writers the opportunity to win $25,000 and a development deal with FOX!


Additionally, the 25 finalists will receive NYTVF designation as 2013 Official Artists and be invited to the New York Television Festival, held in NYC in October, 2013.


Enter the 6th Annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest and submit your script for an original half-hour comedy series. 25 Finalists will have their scripts evaluated by FOX for a possible development deal with the network and one single individual winner (or a winning team of two co-writers) will receive $25,000 and a development deal. Scripts must be entered by uploading them in a PDF format on the NYTVF upload page.

The submission period will open at noon Eastern Time (ET) on May 20, 2013 and will close at noon ET on June 3, 2013.
All submissions must be uploaded during this time period, without exception. The contest will stop accepting entries when this period elapses or when the Festival receives 1,500 script entries, whichever comes first.

Use the links below to explore the various aspects of submitting to the Fox Comedy Script Contest.

Important Dates

  • May 20, 2013……Script Submission Period Begins (at 12:00 noon ET)
  • June 3, 2013……Script Submission Period Ends (at 12:00 noon ET)
  • On or about August 19, 2013……Finalists Announced
  • On or about October 26, 2013……2013 Winner announced at the Festival Awards Show

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Required Length and Format

  • All scripts must be uploaded to the NYTVF Web site. The scripts must be a PDF document formatted recognizably as a television script, and they must be 25 to 35 (letter-sized) pages in length.
  • Proper formatting of scripts is advised, including proper indenting of character names and dialogue. All elements may be single or double-spaced – there is no preference provided that the script falls within the length guidelines. There are many acceptable ways to format script entries, and many online resources offer templates and helpful tips on how to format a script correctly. For a rough sample script template, click here.

Entry Fees

  • There is no fee to enter the script contest.

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  • Limit one entry per person. Each entry must include only one (1) script.
  • A maximum (team) of two (2) co-writers are permitted; co-writers may only be associated with a maximum of one entry.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 years or older.
  • Entries must be written in English.
  • Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty United States and D.C.
  • Scripts must be PDF documents received between 12:00 noon ET on May 20, 2013 and 12:00 noon ET on June 3, 2013.
  • Scripts must be wholly original (e.g. NOT adapted from books, plays or any other source material and NOT a “spec” of existing television programs or treatments).
  • Scripts must be copyrighted or registered. (Help on this)
  • Scripts must be submitted under the entrant’s legal name as indicated on such copyright or WGA registration, and as evidenced by entrant’s valid government-issued identification.
  • Scripts may not have been previously entered into any other contest or competition. A script that has been produced as a pilot or entered into the NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition is not eligible for the Comedy Script Contest.
  • Scripts must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party.

For a full list of Eligibility Requirements see the Official Rules

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The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of over 12,000 artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands. Year-round submission opportunities for TV and digital development culminate at the annual New York Television Festival each fall, uniting indie creators, industry decision-makers, and TV fans, alike.