4 items from 2016
2016 has been a banner year for the New York Television Festival. The Duplass Brothers-produced “Animals” pilot, which won Best Comedy at the festival in 2013, landed a two-season deal over at HBO. Multi-year alums of the festival Tory Stanton and Scott McCabe wrote a pilot called “No Tomorrow” that will score a premiere on The CW this fall. And that’s just the start.
Deadlines have passed for this year’s annual Independent Pilot Competition (Ipc) and the festival’s inaugural Nytvf Scripts competition. The statistics show interest in independent television — at least as far as it crosses into the festival — is hotter than ever.
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The inaugural Nytvf Scripts competition received 995 submissions from comedy writers in the indie TV community Nytvf received a record number of Independent Pilot Competition submissions: »
- Russell Goldman
No word yet of a director to take the reins, though the outlet does reveal Todd Garner (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews are currently attached to produce. That search for a director will no doubt intensify now that Wilson has boarded the embryonic project, which is shaping up to be a meta rom-com centering on the actress’ cynical lead.
Erin Cardillo was the brains behind the original script, telling the tale of a hopeless singleton who “doesn’t believe in love and then wakes up one day to discover that her life has become a romantic comedy.” Dana Fox and Katie Silberman are the pair working on a revised version of the screenplay. Beyond that, there’s not much »
- Michael Briers
Erin Cardillo wrote the original script about a cynical young woman who doesn’t believe in love and then wakes up one day to discover that her life has become a romantic comedy. The rewrite is by Dana Fox and Katie Silberman.
Wilson starred in both “Pitch Perfect” movies and is attached to the upcoming “Pitch Perfect 3.” Credits for the Australian actress include “Bridesmaids,” “How to Be Single,” “Grimsby” and the upcoming “Absolutely Fabulous Movie.”
Garner produced both the “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” movies. Scharbo and Matthews were executive producers on several TV series including “The Gates,” “Missing” and “Rush.” Matthews also was a producer on the feature films “13 Going on 30” and “What Women Want. »
- Dave McNary
The CW has put in development hourlong romantic dramedy I Do Crew from Significant Mother creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, and Little Engine Productions. Written by Cardillo and Keith, I Do Crew focuses on the events leading up to a destination wedding from the point of view of the friends of the bride and groom. Cardillo and Keith will executive produce with Little Engine's Gina Matthews & Grant Scharbo. Warner Bros TV is the studio. Cardillo & Keith are repped… »
4 items from 2016
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