FOX Broadcasting Company, Procter & Gamble Productions and the New York Television Festival Team Up for the Second Annual ‘FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest’
Aspiring TV writers again have a chance to win
This year, the winning script has the opportunity to be further developed and produced for FOX by contest partner Procter & Gamble Productions.
“A major goal of the New York Television Festival has always been to provide opportunities for new and talented voices to be heard by the TV industry, and this year’s Comedy Script Contest is a revolutionary step toward that goal,” said NYTVF founder
“FOX has been a proud supporter of the NYTVF since its inaugural season five years ago,” said
“Now in our third year as a Signature Sponsor, we are proud to continue our support of the NYTVF,” said
The script contest is open to US Residents age 18 and over who do not have any contractual commitments preventing them from entering into an exclusive development deal with FOX. All scripts not currently under development at a network, studio, or major production company and meeting all other criteria in the Official Rules located at http://nytvf.com/2009_scripts_info.htm are eligible for the competition. Scripts must be between 25 and 35 pages in a proper screenwriting format to be eligible.
Writers can enter by submitting a copy of their script online to the New York Television Festival. Scripts must be saved in a PDF file format and uploaded to the official contest Web site located at http://nytvf.com/2009_scripts_contest.htm. The NYTVF will begin accepting uploaded scripts on
A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to 25 finalists. These finalists will be presented to FOX and PGP development executives. One winner will be selected by FOX, and he/she will receive
The NYTVF debuted in 2005 as the industry’s first showcase for independent television. The fifth annual NYTVF will be held in Midtown Manhattan
The 2008 NYTVF was supported by sponsors such as Procter & Gamble Productions, MSN, People’s Choice, the Hollywood Reporter and the William Morris Agency. Official Network Sponsors for the 2008 NYTVF included FOX, NBC Universal, ABC, CBS, HBO, A&E, Bravo, the Rainbow Networks, MTV Networks, truTV, Lifetime, and E!. The NYTVF works in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of
For more information, please visit www.newyorktelevisionfestival.com.
About the New York Television Festival
The NYTVF was founded in 2005 as the industry’s first recognized independent television festival, providing a platform to elevate the work of artists creating for the small screen. Held annually each fall in
About Procter & Gamble Productions
Incorporated in 1949 as division of The Procter & Gamble Company [NYSE: PG], PGP creates relationships between consumers and brands through engaging content that is compelling, educational, and platform-neutral. PGP has a history of developing original content that engages consumers through storytelling using the latest technologies–which began in the 1930s when the company created soap operas on the radio, and evolved into television, award shows, television specials, movies of the week, sitcoms, and most recently into digital content that is relevant to the media habits and passion points of today’s consumers. Current PGP properties include soap operas As The World Turns and Guiding Light, The People’s Choice Awards, Gillette World Sport, and original content websites such as Petside.com.
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation. FOX finished the 2007-2008 season as the No. 1 network for the fourth consecutive year among Adult 18-49 viewers, while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. Additionally, FOX won the seasonal crown among all viewers for the first time in the network’s 21-year history. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.
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