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“Junk Mom” tops NYTVF, Lifetime competition

The New York Television Festival and Lifetime's inaugural unscripted development pipeline competition has named Pat Taggart and Frank Petka's Junk Mom as its winner.
February 4, 2013

The New York Television Festival and Lifetime’s inaugural unscripted development pipeline competition has named Pat Taggart and Frank Petka’s Junk Mom as its winner.

Taggart and Petka receive US $10,000 and the chance to work with Lifetime on the project.

The process began with the selection of 25 semi-finalists. From that batch, Lifetime development executives picked five finalists who were announced at the Festival’s awards ceremony last October. Those finalists were awarded $2,500 to shoot short presentations, and the winning submission, Junk Mom, was selected from that.

In other NYTVF unscripted development pipeline news, the next deadline is February 25. The prize is $10,000 and the opportunity to work with History to develop a project. For more information, click here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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