New York TV Festival 2018: Women Dominate a Diverse and Exciting Indie Lineup — Watch Trailers

New York TV Festival 2018: Women Dominate a Diverse and Exciting Indie Lineup — Watch Trailers
From the festival that’s highlighted such strong talents as Cathy Yan (who’s helming DC’s upcoming Margot Robbie-starring Harley Quinn movie) and Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano (who have a third season of HBO’s “Animals” hitting in August), comes the next generation of talent.

The New York Television Festival (Nytvf) has unveiled its lineup for the 2018 Independent Pilot competition, including 45 world festival premieres and a number of well-reviewed entries from this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The 59 pilots come from a diverse group of creators from various international locations. A few highlights:

A record 72 percent of all selected pilots feature persons of color above the line, up from 56 percent in 2017 70 percent of these pilots include a woman in a core creative role, including 53 percent with a female creator (up from 50 percent in 2017 and the largest number in the festival’s history); 40 percent of Official Selections have
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