Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office

Production Updates

  • 11/30/12
  • Comedy Central $7500 pilot teaser deadline!

    Comedy Central Pilot Competition

    Submission Info

    The New York Television Festival and Comedy Central have teamed up to offer aspiring TV writers and producers the opportunity to win $7,500 and a development deal with Comedy Central!

     

    Use the links below to explore the various aspects of submitting to the Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition.



    Comedy Central is looking for fun, fresh points of view that fit into the Comedy Central brand of comedy. The following scripted-comedy formats would apply: sketch, narrative/single-camera sitcom, animated and "late night" comedy (game shows, panel shows, etc.). Non-scripted formats are not applicable for this competition, regardless of hilarity.



    What do I need to submit?comedy central

    • A four to eleven (4-11) minute Pilot Presentation
    • A shooting script of the episode
    • Signed Entry Packet

    FULL RULES COMING SOON

     

    The submission period will open at 12pm (noon) EST on November 5, 2012 and will close at 12pm (noon) EST on February 4, 2013. All submissions must be received during this time period, without exception.

     

    Finalists will receive designation as 2013 NYTVF Official Artists and be invited to the New York Television Festival, held in NYC in October 2013.

     

    A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to 25 finalists which will be presented to Comedy Central development executives. One winner will be selected by Comedy Central and he/she will receive a development deal from the network. Additionally, Comedy Central may elect to enter into development agreements with additional finalists.

     

    Comedy Central will retain an exclusive option to enter into development deals with all Finalists' Entries for a period of three (3) months following the selection of the Finalists (which shall be on or about March 18, 2013).

     

     

    For more details Ask the NYTVF.

     

    www.nytvf.com/2013_comedycentral.html
  • 11/30/12
  • NBC seeks Pilot scenes & scripts

    Voice and Vision: The NBC Drama Challenge

    Submission Info

    The New York Television Festival and NBC have teamed up to offer aspiring TV writers and producers the opportunity to win $25,000 and a development deal with NBC!

     

    Use the links below to explore the various aspects of submitting to the NBC Drama Challenge.



    NBC is honored to partner with the annual New York Television Festival to discover inspiring, fresh writers. From the network that brings you hit shows like REVOLUTION and GRIMM we are looking for our next big, splashy drama. Here at NBC, no topic or genre is off limits. What excites us most are passionate ideas and strong, bold characters with specific points of view. We are offering a $25,000 prize along with the chance that we may develop your winning script and/or engage you to write additional ideas.



    What do I need to submit?NBC

    • Produced Pilot Scene (not to exceed 10 minutes in length)
    • Pilot Script (1-2 Acts, not to exceed 40 pages in length)
    • Series overview (not to exceed 2 pages in length)
    • Signed Entry Packet

    Full rules COMING SOON

     

    Finalists will receive designation as 2013 NYTVF Official Artists and be invited to the New York Television Festival, held in NYC in October 2013.

     

    A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to 15 finalists, whose entries will be presented to NBC development executives. Before any entries are presented to NBC development executives, each finalist will be required to enter into an option agreement with NBC. One winner will be selected by NBC and he/she will receive a development deal with NBC.

     

    NBC will retain an exclusive option to develop each of the Finalist’s entries for a period of thirty (30) days following the selection of the winner by NBC.

     

    Full rules COMING SOON

     

    For more details Ask the NYTVF.

    The submission period will open at 12pm (noon) EST on November 5, 2012 and will close at 12pm (noon) EST on March 15, 2013. All submissions must be received during this time period, without exception.

     

     

    www.nytvf.com/2013_nbc.html

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