NYTVF Announces 2012 Development Award Winners
Deals from A&E, Fox, IFC, Lifetime, MTV, Syfy, VH1, others given to 19 receipients
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/27/2012 9:00:00 PM
Recipients of development deals from NYTVF Pitch Partners were as follows: Sundance Channel: I Want A New Life created by Stephen Soroka and Will Bozarth (New York, NY); Red Arrow International: Barely Legal created by Kynan Griffin and Jason Faller (Provo, UT); BIO Channel: Para-Not-So-Normal created by Nick Armstrong and Trevor Tevel (Los Angeles, CA); Channel 4: Celebrities Solving Crimes created by Melge Media (Brooklyn, NY); Hasbro Studios: Buckle and Swash created by Sarah Courtauld (London, UK); Logo: Burly Q's created by Carrie Preston and Daisy 3 Pictures (New York, NY); and truTV: Lords of the Land: NYC created by Frank Mosca (City Island, NY).
Here to Stay from Andrew Shafer (New York, NY) won the fifth annual Fox-NYTVF comedy script contest for $25,000 and a development deal. Private Eyes (originally titled Deadbeats) from Frank Mosca, John Morena, Stephen Franciosa Jr., and Vinny Parco (New York, NY) won the second annual A&E unscripted development pipeline and a $10,000 prize.
Lifetime selected five finalists for its unscripted development pipeline: American Bombshells from Steven Ryan (New York, NY); Cake Lush to the Stars from Cee French Harth, Paul Harth and Jeff Schubert (New York, NY); Comediennes from Tim Paul (Chicago, IL); Junk Mom from Pat Taggart (Philadelphia, PA); and Ladies on the Loose from Jenn Dlugos and Andrea Henry (Boston, MA).
Winners of the 2012 Independent Pilot Competition sponsored awards were: IFC "Out of the Box" Award: Hamsters from Damian Lanigan (Brooklyn, NY); MTV Comedy Development Deal: Galaxy Comics from Kevin McMullin and Jacey Heldrich (New York, NY); Syfy "Imagine Greater" Award: Time Trials from Lee Jordan and Clay Lapari (Los Angeles, CA); VH1 "Theory of Creativity" Award: Actors Anonymous from René Ashton (Studio City, CA); and Amazon Studios Audience Award: Captain Cornelius Cartoon's Cartoon Lagoon from Manny Galán (New York, NY).
Additional IPC award winner as well as descriptions and trailers for all IPC selections can be found here.
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