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'Teachers' gets apple at Nytvf

17 September 2008 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York -- Several comedy pilots were among the big winners Wednesday at the fourth annual New York Television Festival, which celebrates independent TV programming.

"Teachers," a sitcom about a teacher at a suburban public school, received the 2008 Nytvf People's Choice Award. The pilot from Jim Garvey starred "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis along with Katherine Holland, Sarah Litzinger and Noah Starr. It was voted upon by festival attendees.

Winning the Fox-nytvf Comedy Script Contest was "Selling Hell," Mike Maloney's creation about a divorced couple who has to work in marketing in Hell. Maloney will receive $25,000 and a Fox development deal.

"Below the Law," about two brothers who have to wait to get into the police academy, won for best comedy pilot. It was created by Dan Levy and Steve Basilone of Los Angeles. "Hit Factor," about three actors who moonlight as hit men in Hollywood, won for best drama pilot. »

- By Paul J. Gough

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