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Lifetime, NYTVF renew development partnership

The U.S. cable network's third annual Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline will give participating producers at this year's New York Television Festival a chance to develop unscripted programming. (Pictured: Lifetime's Dance Moms)
July 17, 2014

Lifetime is the latest network to sign on as development partner for the 2014 New York Television Festival (NYTVF).

The Dance Moms (pictured) network’s third annual Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline will give participating producers a chance to develop unscripted programming with a focus on casting tapes highlighting “unique characters and stories set in a world that is new to the audience.”

As in previous years, Lifetime execs will review submissions from 15 semi-finalists, who will also receive invites to attend this year’s festival as official artists. Five finalists will receive development funding to produce additional tape and one winner will score US$10,000 and a chance to work on a pilot presentation based on their concept.

Get full submission details via the NYTVF website.

This year’s event includes 15 partners offering a total of 27 deals. Previously announced development partners are A&E, Channel 4, Comedy Central, FremantleMedia North America, Fox, FYI, History, Investigation Discovery, Lionsgate, Sea To Sky Entertainment, National Geographic Channels, SundanceTV, Travel Channel, ulive, TruTV and WE tv.

This year’s NYTVF runs from October 20-25 in New York City.

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