FYI, Realscreen partner for Development Lab competition

The FYI Development Lab contest, slated for the 2015 Realscreen Summit, will award a series of development deals of up to US$20,000 each for up-and-coming producers.
November 4, 2014

The Realscreen Summit is partnering with A+E Networks-owned U.S. cable network FYI to launch the FYI Development Lab Contest, awarding a series of development deals of up to US$20,000 each for up-and-coming producers.

Producers interested in applying for the contest must submit a two- to five-minute video pitch and a series paper pitch, along with a two- to five-minute video sample of their company’s work.

“The Realscreen Summit has always been a goldmine for discovering new creative talent,” said Gena McCarthy, senior VPĀ of programming for FYI, in a statement. “FYI looks forward to tapping the next generation of hitmakers in this Development Lab, and to finding unique, breakthrough concepts and producers.”

Submissions should be uploaded via Entry guidelines and content criteria are also available at that link, and the deadline for submissions is December 5, 2014.

Five winners will be selected and named at a special session at the Realscreen Summit on January 28, 2015.

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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, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty