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New York Television Festival Announces Award Winners And Development Deals

29 October 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the golden age of television, the New York Television Festival is quickly becoming the place to find the next crown jewel. Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to grow each year both in scope and prestige, boasting a record number of submissions, artists, and industry participation.

“It’s taken us a couple of years to get to this point, but we’re hitting our stride at a time where there is great creativity in TV and digital,” said Nytvf Founder and Executive Director Terence Gray, surveying the room bustling with pitch meetings on plush couches. “It’s fun, you see these incredibly talented people that are being given a shot to sit down with agents and managers and executives.”

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

Grey founded Nytvf twelve years ago, shrewdly filling an opening for a Sundance-like festival for independent television creators. »

- Jude Dry

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New York Television Festival Announces Award Winners And Development Deals

29 October 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the golden age of television, the New York Television Festival is quickly becoming the place to find the next crown jewel. Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to grow each year both in scope and prestige, boasting a record number of submissions, artists, and industry participation.

“It’s taken us a couple of years to get to this point, but we’re hitting our stride at a time where there is great creativity in TV and digital,” said Nytvf Founder and Executive Director Terence Gray, surveying the room bustling with pitch meetings on plush couches. “It’s fun, you see these incredibly talented people that are being given a shot to sit down with agents and managers and executives.”

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

Grey founded Nytvf twelve years ago, shrewdly filling an opening for a Sundance-like festival for independent television creators. »

- Jude Dry

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Indie Pilots ‘According to My Mother,’ ‘Poor Todd’ Take New York Television Festival Prizes

29 October 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Independently produced pilots from a trio of writers from Queens and a comedy writer from Los Angeles have taken top prizes at the 12th annual New York Television Festival, which wrapped Saturday.

The weeklong festival features a competition for completed pilots and for the first time added a script competition. Participants also compete to secure development deals with the fest’s partner networks and production companies.

“According to My Mother,” created by Daniel K. Isaac, Cathy Y. Yan, and Devin Landin of Queens, won for drama pilot. The series revolves around a gay Korean-American man in New York whose life changes when his devout Christian mother moves in with him. Isaac also took the fest’s award for drama actor.

Poor Todd,” created by Liz Astrof of Los Angeles, won for comedy pilot. The series focused on a pediatric dentist and her “menschy” husband.

The winners were chosen from a pool of 84 official pilot selections and 21 scripts »

- Variety Staff

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