or


[04/25/12 - 08:37 AM]
Lifetime and the NYTVF Announce "Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline"
The pipeline is modeled after a similar initiative first launched with the NYTVF and Lifetime's sister network, A&E, in 2011.

[via press release from Lifetime]

LIFETIME AND THE NYTVF ANNOUNCE "LIFETIME UNSCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE"

Development Initiative Seeks Treatments and Tape for Original Unscripted Programming for Women, Focused on Bold Characters

Five Finalist Projects will Receive Development Funding from the Network with One Winner Earning $10,000 and the Opportunity to Participate in Pilot Production

[New York, NY, April 25, 2012] - Lifetime and the NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) today announced the launch of a partnered initiative providing indie producers and production companies with the opportunity to develop unscripted programming with the cable powerhouse. Submitting producers should focus on concepts and characters that revolve around big, unique personalities and worlds that bring a fresh perspective to the television landscape.

The pipeline is modeled after a similar initiative first launched with the NYTVF and Lifetime's sister network, A&E, in 2011, the second installment of which wrapped its submission period earlier this month. Similar to the A&E initiatives, 25 semi-finalists in the Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline will have their submissions reviewed by Lifetime executives, as well as be invited to participate in the 2012 New York Television Festival - held October 22-27 in lower Manhattan - as Official Artists. Five finalists will then receive development funding from the network to produce additional tape, with one winner awarded with $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in the production of a pilot based on their concept. While the network's audience and focus is primarily women, participants are encouraged to consider broadly appealing scenarios that are multi-demographic, relevant and contemporary. Unscripted formats of all genres are welcome, with particular interest in docu-series, as well as social experiment, closed-ended competition and game show formats.

"As a long supporter of the NYTVF, I am very excited to be working with the organization on this initiative. Unscripted series often originate from the most surprising sources and this partnership's goal is to use the strong NYTVF platform to identify that next potential hit," said Rob Sharenow, executive vice president, programming, of Lifetime Networks.

"Lifetime is one of the original cable pioneers and the network has been rewriting the rules ever since its launch over twenty-five years ago," said NYTVF Founder Terence Gray. "Their willingness to look to indie storytellers makes them an ideal partner for the NYTVF and we're grateful for the chance to bring this terrific opportunity to our creative community. Nancy Dubuc and Rob Sharenow were some of the earliest supporters of the TV Festival and we look forward to seeing what our creators will deliver for them and the network."

The initiative is open to U.S. residents age 18 and over who do not have any contractual commitments preventing them from entering into an exclusive development deal with Lifetime. Unscripted formats not currently under development at a network, studio or major production company and meeting all other criteria in the Official Rules are eligible for the competition.

Completed entries will include a two (2) - four (4) minute DVD of the subject and a one (1) to two (2) page treatment describing the unscripted format. Official contest rules and dates can be accessed through the contest Web site located at http://www.nytvf.com/2012_lifetime_pipeline.html. The NYTVF will be accepting entries from May 23, 2012 through July 18, 2012.

A screening committee of NYTVF judges will narrow the pool of entrants down to 25 semifinalists. These semifinalists will be presented to Lifetime development executives, who will select five finalists. Each of the five finalists will receive notes on their projects and $2,500 to shoot short presentations, exploring their subject, under the guidance of the network. One winner will be selected by Lifetime, and he/she will receive $10,000 and have the opportunity to participate in the production of the pilot. Additionally, Lifetime may elect to enter into development agreements with the remaining finalists.

In addition to the Lifetime and A&E Unscripted Development Pipelines, thus far in 2012, the NYTVF has announced initiatives offering a record 24 guaranteed development deals from 16 partners, including the fifth annual FOX Comedy Script Contest and the first-ever Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition. Additionally, the NYTVF is currently accepting submissions for its annual Independent Pilot Competition, with guaranteed deals from partners IFC, MTV, Syfy and VH1 as well as the partnered NYTVF-Just for Laughs Sitcom Search. Semifinalists and finalists in these and all NYTVF initiatives will be invited to participate in the 2012 New York Television Festival as Official Artists, where they will enjoy the exclusive benefits associated with NYTVF Connect, including NYTVF Pitch which is currently offering guaranteed deals from Sundance Channel, BIO Channel, Logo, Hasbro Studios, SevenOne International and Channel 4.

Information for these and all NYTVF submission opportunities can be found at http://www.nytvf.com/submit.html.

About Lifetime

Lifetime Television is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hearst Corporation and NBC Universal.

About the NYTVF

Established in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, constructing new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model. Its annual New York Television Festival - held each fall in New York City - is recognized as the industry's first independent television festival, which provides a platform to elevate the work of artists creating for the small screen. Through the Festival and other year-round activities - including NYTVF London, which launched in 2011 - the NYTVF's mission is to connect its community of over 8,500 independent creative artists with leading networks, studios and brands by cultivating relationships that lead to new opportunities. For more information on the NYTVF, the annual Festival and these competitions, visit www.nytvf.com.





  [april 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.

[04/18/14 - 08:17 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday with "Scandal" Posting Best-Ever Season Finale Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:06 AM]
Celebrities, Renovating Families and Fixer-Uppers Take Center Stage in Nine New Series on HGTV
Among the network's latest additions: "Genevieve's Renovation," "Sold on the Spot" and "The Brothers Big Reno Project."

[04/18/14 - 07:45 AM]
Ed Stafford Returns to Discovery in All-New Epic Series, "Marooned" Premiering Wednesday, April 23 at 10PM ET/PT
Ed strive to prove to himself that he can tackle the challenges of any environment, once again with nothing except his camera - and find everything he needs to not just survive, but thrive in some of the world's toughest environments.

[04/17/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 17
Next week, on Wednesday, April 23, the Top Six get a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll as they perform two songs each - one country and one rock!