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‘Law’ wins NYTV fest’s Indie Pilot Competition

Gamer gets cash, development option, fest slot

“Newton’s Law,” a U.K.-based, nonscripted game show pilot, has been chosen by Warner Bros. Intl. Television Prods. and the New York Television Festival as the winner of the fest’s Independent Pilot Competition.

The award comes with $5,000 plus a development option for the show with WBITVP and a slot in the official selection at the New York Television Festival, to be held Oct. 22-27 in Manhattan.

Created as a graduation project by Sean O’Riordan, a 24-year-old student at the U.K.’s National Film and Television School, “Newton’s Law” bills itself as a “psychological game show.”

“It has always been my dream and passion to work in television entertainment and I hope this award will help to open doors to an opportunity to become a development producer for innovative formats that include audience interactivity, not just in live shows but in recorded programs too,” Irish-born O’Riordan said.

It’s the first time the fest has awarded a guaranteed development deal exclusively to U.K.-based producers.

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