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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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