A Multi-Genre Development Pipeline for Indie TV Creators and Production Companies


In 2015, A+E Networks is teaming with the NYTVF for an exclusive artist program, Create 360°, offering independent television writers, producers, and production companies scripted and unscripted opportunities with the network group. The comprehensive development program builds on the the longtime unscripted partnership between the NYTVF and A+E Networks, and provides additional opportunities for scripted television writers and producers.


The partnership includes multiple programs for indie producers looking to further develop projects at a number of networks inside the cable group, including A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, H2, and FYI.


Check out the programs below:


The Lifetime Writers Project


For the first time, NYTVF is partnering with Lifetime in search of talented television writers with bold new scripted concepts for further development opportunities with the premier female-focused entertainment destination and home to one of the summer's breakout hits, UnREAL.


The NYTVF-Lifetime Writers Project is soliciting new hour-long, brand-defining series concepts from emerging TV scribes. To submit, writers must enter an original series overview (up to four pages) along with an excerpt from the series' pilot script (up to fifteen pages) and a current C.V.


Online submission for the Lifetime Writers Project will be open from Monday, July 27 to Friday, August 7, 2015 on this page.


A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to a selection of semi-finalists for review by Lifetime, and all semi-finalists will be invited to participate in the 2015 New York Television Festival as Official Artists. The network will select five (5) writing fellows, each of whom will receive a grant ($1000 per artist) to attend the 2015 Festival and meet with Lifetime executives during the event.  


This competition is FREE to enter. GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE.



360° Unscripted Development Pipeline


A&E, HISTORY, and Lifetime are returning to the 2015 New York Television Festival in search of new, bold, unscripted show concepts and out-of-this-world characters. The A+E Networks 360° Unscripted Development Pipeline is seeking character tapes and sizzle reels from independent producers and production companies, with each network offering at least one producer a potential development deal to further develop their concept with the corresponding network.


Submitting producers can review creative briefs from A&E, HISTORY, and Lifetime for additional information and creative guidelines.


A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to a selection of finalists for review by the participating networks, who will identify projects of interest for meetings during the 2015 New York Television Festival. Each network will select one winner to receive $5,000 and the opportunity to further develop their concept at A+E Networks.  


All finalists in the 360° Unscripted Development Pipeline will receive designation as 2015 NYTVF Official Artists and an exclusive invitation to participate in the 11th annual New York Television Festival, held in NYC in October.


This competition is FREE to enter.

Final deadline: Monday, August 17, 2015. GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE.



NYTVF Pitch: FYI and H2

h2fyiWriters/creators named Official Artists for the 2015 New York Television Festival, including those for the above as well as all other 2015 NYTVF competitions, will be eligible to submit original series concepts for consideration by FYI and H2 executives. Additional creative guidelines will be provided exclusively to Official Artists by the networks.



Click here for information about the NYTVF Artist Experience.