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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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