Fox, New York Television Festival Announce Alumni Competition for Pilot Development

Fox Broadcasting Co. and the New York Television Festival have announced details for their seventh annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest.  In celebration of NYTVF’s 10th year, the indie TV organization and its network partner are inviting competition alumni to submit original concepts for consideration.

The winning selection will be developed for pilot presentation for Fox in conjunction with NYTVF.  As opposed to previous years, only alumni will be eligible to participate.

“Fox has been a visionary and groundbreaking partner of the NYTVF since our founding, and this is a truly exceptional way to commemorate that relationship and our tenth Festival,” said NYTVF founder Terence Gray. “To be able to offer a guaranteed development opportunity of this magnitude to an emerging writer is unprecedented and I’m thrilled that the NYTVF will be playing a role in the project’s development and production as we move forward.”

A screening committee of NYTVF officials will review the entrants and narrow down the pool to five scripts.  The finalists will then be presented to Fox development executives who will select a winner.

“Fox is so pleased to raise the bar with this year’s seventh annual Fox-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest, taking it beyond script development by ensuring that the winning script will be developed for pilot presentation,” said Suzanna Makkos, executive vice president of comedy development and programming for Fox.

All five finalists will also be invited to the 2014 New York Television Festival as Official Artists.

The Fox Comedy Alumni Program is the latest addition to the NYTVF’s 2014 development slate, which now includes 14 partners offering 22 deals thus far. Partners guaranteed to award at least one deal to artists in the NYTVF’s community include A&E, Comedy Central, History, Discovery, SundanceTV and more.

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