New York Television Festival Announces Official Selections to the 2010 Independent Pilot Competition

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August 9th, 2010

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NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTIONS TO THE 2010 INDEPENDENT PILOT COMPETITION

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Top pilots are eligible to win development deals with IFC and MTV and additional honors from USA, AETN and the People’s Choice Awards.

ION Television returns as Official Artist Sponsor.

[NEW YORK, NY, August 9, 2010] – The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today announced the slate of 42 original television pilots featured in this year’s Independent Pilot Competition (IPC).  The pilots will be presented for industry execs and TV fans at the sixth annual independent television showcase, held at Tribeca Cinemas, with additional Festival events at the SVA Theater, in Manhattan September 20-25.

“The New York Television Festival congratulates all those who were named Official Selections in this year’s competition,” said NYTVF founder Terence Gray.  “We are impressed each year by the growth demonstrated by our artists and are thrilled to offer them such tremendous opportunities to gain visibility for their work and to further their careers in television.”

In addition to category winners, the Festival is welcoming several networks as individual award sponsors in 2010. The winner of the IFC “Out of the Box” Award, selected by the network, will receive a $25,000 development deal.  “Food Party,” winner of the 2008 “Out of the Box” Award, recently finished its second season on IFC.  MTV is presenting an award for the Festival’s “Outstanding Animator,” which is accompanied by a $5,000 development deal for the selected artist.

USA Network has joined the NYTVF in 2010 as a Network Sponsor and will present the USA “Characters Welcome” Award, a new award for outstanding character creation in a scripted pilot. Additionally, long-time sponsor AETN will be honoring the Best Nonscripted or Alternative pilot in competition.  And for the third year, the People’s Choice Awards returns to the Festival to honor the audience favorite. All awards will be presented at the NYTVF Awards Show on Saturday, September 25.

The 2010 NYTVF is welcoming back ION Television for its second year as the official Artist Sponsor. In this capacity, ION provides all Official Artists with resources to make the most of their NYTVF experience. In addition to the artists selected for the Independent Pilot Competition, finalists from the ION Act I and FOX Comedy Script contests will enjoy designation as Official Artists of the 2010 Festival.

The pilots selected for the Festival’s Independent Pilot Competition represent talented writers, producers and actors from across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom and feature a number of names and faces recognizable to TV fans, such as French Stewart (“3rd Rock from the Sun”), Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911”), Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24"), Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob Squarepants”) and Paul Kozlowski (“Mr. Show”). Additionally, writers and producers from “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Important Things with Demetri Martin”, “The Flight of the Conchords” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” are featured.

2010 INDEPENDENT PILOT COMPETITION OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

9 AM Meeting (Animated Sitcom)

Created by: Dan McCoy – Brooklyn, NY

A Okay (Dark Comedy)

Created by: Clay Keller, Russell Ford, and Andrew Merrill – Los Angeles, CA

Agent X (Spy Related Sitcom)

Created by: Philip Connolly – London, England

American Surf Design (Reality)

Created by: Benjamin Scott, Adam Wiesner, and Jason Martinez – Santa Monica, CA

Asylum (Drama)

Created by: Dan Williams – Los Angeles, CA

Baby Daddy Memoirs (Comedy)

Created by: Al Thompson – New York, NY

The Bear, The Cloud, And God (Animated Comedy) Created by: Dan McNamara – Jersey City, NJ

Bush Cooking (Educational Cooking Show)

Created by: Christopher Cannucciari – New York, NY

Captain Coulier (Space Explorer) (Sci-Fi Spoof Comedy) Created by: Lyndon Casey – Toronto, ON, Canada

Cooking With Werner (Comedy/Mockumentary) Created by: John Webb, William Maier, and Garth Mueller – Los Angeles, CA

Copy & Pastry (Comedy)

Created by: Tory Stanton and Scott McCabe – Berkeley, CA

Craig & the Werewolf (Comedy)

Created by: Brett Register – Sherman Oaks, CA

Four Angry Men (Animated Adventure Comedy) Created by: The Maxwell Brothers – Chicago, IL

Gelber and Manning in Pictures (Dramedy) Created by: Jesse Gelber, James Lester, and Kate Manning – Brooklyn, NY

Gentrification (Dramedy)

Created by: Nipper Knapp – Los Angeles, CA

Greg & Donny (Comedy)

Created by: Matt Yeager and Jeff Skowron – New York, NY

A Guy and His Beaver (Animated Comedy)

Created by: Stephen Leonard – Los Angeles, CA

H the Great (Dramedy)

Created by: Jay Rogers – New York, NY

Hello, Dum Dum (Comedy)

Created by: Landline TV and M.A.D. – New York, NY

The Horrible Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins (Comedy) Created by: David Atkins, Brian Lindstrom, and Andy Brown – Los Angeles, CA

I Confess (Animated Comedy)

Created by: Andy Haskins, Paul Kozlowski, and Ann Sloan – Burbank, CA

Illuminati Brothers (Adventure Comedy)

Created by: Matt Fisher, Alden Ford, and Justin Tyler – Brooklyn, NY

It’s All Elementary (Animated Comedy)

Created by: J Kyle Manzay – Brooklyn, NY

Jack in a Box (Comedy)

Created by: Michael Cyril Creighton and Marcie Hume – New York, NY

Max the Hero (Animated Comedy)

Created by: Mike Salva – Nashville, TN

My Mans (Sketch Comedy)

Created by: Andy Miara, Mark Raterman, Tim Robinson – Chicago, IL

Octane Pistols of Fury (Comedy)

Created by: Chris Prine and Greg Stees – Brooklyn, NY

Off Campus (Comedy)

Created by: Brian Frager and Alex Pearlstone – Los Angeles, CA

Owl’s Ghetto Television (Animated Comedy) Created by: Richard Graham and Adam Lake – Arlington, TX

Patrick and Molly and all the small things… (Comedy) Created by: John Brookbank – Los Angeles, CA

Permanent Stakeout (Comedy)

Created by: Dan Redmond – Los Angeles, CA

Pioneer One (Drama)

Created by: Josh Bernhard – New York, NY

Pointless (Comedy Variety)

Created by: Ethan T. Berlin and Eric Bryant – New York, NY

Rising Above (Drama)

Created by: Allison Del Franco and Kirsten Moore – Orange, CA

Rolling (Comedy)

Created by: Justin Dec and Carlos Vega – Miami, Fl

SOLO (Sci-Fi Comedy)

Created by Jonathan Nail – Sherman Oaks, CA

the_source (Sci-Fi Drama)

Created by: Marc D’Agostino – Philadelphia, PA

The Stalkers (Comedy)

Created by: Janine DiTullio and Kelly Kimball – New York, NY

Sugar Babies (Comedy)

Created by: Eric Pearson and Ryan Judd – New York, NY

Til Death Do Us Parts (Reality Drama)

Created by: Frank Mosca, Joe Ferra, John Morena, and Stephen Franciosa – Bronx, NY

Training Day (Reality Sports Show)

Created by: Flo Vinger – Los Angeles, CA

Wunderkrafthaus (Comedy)

Created by: Patrick Groneman, Derek Muro, Doug Olsen – New York, NY

The New York Television Festival will take place Sept. 20-25, 2010.  All Access Passes and Industry Packages will soon be available at www.newyorktelevisionfestival.com by selecting “Box Office.” Additionally, previews of all Official Selections can be accessed at www.nytvf.com/mediashowcase.htm.

The 2010 NYTVF is supported by sponsors such as Procter & Gamble Productions, MSN, NYCLife, the People’s Choice Awards, Anheuser Busch/InBev and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.  Official Network Sponsors for the 2010 NYTVF include NBC Universal, FOX, ABC, ION Television, A&E, History, Lifetime, MTV, Vh1, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Spike, IFC, USA and E!.  The NYTVF works in conjunction with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting.

For tickets or more information on the NYTVF, please visit www.nytvf.com

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About the New York Television Festival

The NYTVF was founded in 2005 as the industry's first recognized independent television festival, providing a platform to elevate the work of artists creating for the small screen.  Held annually each fall in New York City, the birthplace of modern television, the Festival unites artists, executives, industry figures, and fans together in one forum to celebrate the medium and to help shape its future.  Along with the Independent Pilot Competition, the Festival features panel discussions, network premiere screenings, and other special events designed to honor television as an institution and as an art form.

 
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