You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TV fests team up for ‘PassPort’

New York and Edinburgh do exchange program

The New York Television Festival is sending four of its favorite creators to Scotland. The fest is partnering with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to form an exchange program called “PassPort.”

For the 2008 Edinburgh fest, four creators from the New York pilot contest will screen their shows before the Edinburgh audience in hopes of securing U.K. distribution.

Producers Mitchell Hurwitz, Tom Rosenthal, Tom Fontana, and Michael Davies each picked a creator based on the 28 finalists in the pilot competition. Naren Young’s “The Happy Hour,” Kevin Napier’s “Ex-Pats: Bangalore,” Anne Jarmain’s “Dear Harvard,” and Barry Gribble’s “Codeword: Secret” have each earned their respective creators a place at the Edinburgh competition. “Dear Harvard” took home Gotham fest’s award for drama.

Amy Brown, director of the 33-year-old Edinburgh confab, expressed confidence that “this collaboration will lead to other joint projects between the two festivals.” As part of the bargain, Edinburgh’s Fast Track program will now include comp passes to the 2008 edition of the N.Y. TV fest.

More Scene

  • NMHC Impact Awards

    Aubrey Plaza, NHMC President Call Out Under-Representation of Latinos at Impact Awards

    The New York Television Festival is sending four of its favorite creators to Scotland. The fest is partnering with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to form an exchange program called “PassPort.” For the 2008 Edinburgh fest, four creators from the New York pilot contest will screen their shows before the Edinburgh audience in hopes […]

  • 'Seven Seconds' TV show premiere

    Regina King Talks Heaviness of Role in 'Seven Seconds'

    The New York Television Festival is sending four of its favorite creators to Scotland. The fest is partnering with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to form an exchange program called “PassPort.” For the 2008 Edinburgh fest, four creators from the New York pilot contest will screen their shows before the Edinburgh audience in hopes […]

  • UnReal Athena Film Festival

    How Trump Beating Clinton Impacted the Gender Politics of 'UnReal' Season 3

    The New York Television Festival is sending four of its favorite creators to Scotland. The fest is partnering with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to form an exchange program called “PassPort.” For the 2008 Edinburgh fest, four creators from the New York pilot contest will screen their shows before the Edinburgh audience in hopes […]

  • 'Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and

    'Unsolved' Stars Point Out Racial Injustice in Biggie and Tupac Murder Cases

    The New York Television Festival is sending four of its favorite creators to Scotland. The fest is partnering with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to form an exchange program called “PassPort.” For the 2008 Edinburgh fest, four creators from the New York pilot contest will screen their shows before the Edinburgh audience in hopes […]

  • Taura Stinson, Common, and Diane WarrenVariety

    Common, Pasek and Paul, Diane Warren Reveal Inspiration Behind Oscar-Nominated Songs

    The New York Television Festival is sending four of its favorite creators to Scotland. The fest is partnering with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to form an exchange program called “PassPort.” For the 2008 Edinburgh fest, four creators from the New York pilot contest will screen their shows before the Edinburgh audience in hopes […]

  • 'Game Night' film premiere

    'Game Night': Director, Writer Talk 'Straddling Genres' and the Influence of 'Get Out'

    The New York Television Festival is sending four of its favorite creators to Scotland. The fest is partnering with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to form an exchange program called “PassPort.” For the 2008 Edinburgh fest, four creators from the New York pilot contest will screen their shows before the Edinburgh audience in hopes […]

  • Esquire 'Mavericks of Hollywood' party

    Terry Crews on His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: 'If I Don’t Get Justice, Nobody Can'

    The New York Television Festival is sending four of its favorite creators to Scotland. The fest is partnering with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to form an exchange program called “PassPort.” For the 2008 Edinburgh fest, four creators from the New York pilot contest will screen their shows before the Edinburgh audience in hopes […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content