Call for Entries! UK Independent TV Pilot Competition

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For release on: Mar 15, 2012


The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) is calling for original, independently produced television pilots from UK-producers and production companies for the UK Section of their Independent Pilot Competition. The NYTVF has partnered with Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios, in conjunction with Apostle, to offer two development opportunities exclusively to U.K. producers through the competition.

In addition to the awards being offered, selected producers will be invited to participate as Official Artists in the 2012 New York Television Festival in NYC next fall, where they will have the opportunity to network, meet and collaborate with over forty U.S.-based television networks, studios, agencies and fellow TV creators.

Specific details for the sponsored initiative is below. For more information, please visit


The NYTVF and Fox Television Studios, in conjunction with Apostle, have teamed up to offer a development opportunity exclusively to U.K. indie producers through the 2012 NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition (U.K. Section). Submit a scripted pilot presentation for the chance to win $5000 and a development opportunity from Fox Television Studios.


Program type: Comedy or drama narrative pilots 

Runtime: 4-22 minutes in length

Details: Please read the creative brief provided by Fox Television Studios and Apostle to see exactly what scripted pilot concepts they are looking for:


Fox Television Studios will award one winner $5,000.


April 6, 2012 -- USD$50 Final Submission Deadline


Visit to read FtvS and Apostle's creative brief, find submission details and download an entry packet.

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 10,000 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 initiatives, visit 

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