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Summit ’15: FYI Development Lab winners announced

A group of up-and-coming producers have won development deals worth US$20,000 each, through the FYI Development Lab Contest at the Realscreen Summit.
January 28, 2015

A group of up-and-coming producers have won development deals worth US$20,000 each, through the FYI Development Lab Contest at the Realscreen Summit.

The initiative – a collaboration between the U.S. network and Realscreen – aims to give rising production talent a chance to develop innovative unscripted programming for the lifestyle network. The winners were revealed at an afternoon session at the Washington DC event today (January 28), where FYI’s VP of development and programming James Bolosh discussed with delegates what the broadcaster is looking for in terms of commissions.

Producers who have never previously sold a series for television were encouraged to apply to the Development Lab this past fall by submitting a two- to five-minute-long video pitch and a series paper pitch along with a video pitch of their company ‘s portfolio.

The selected winners are:

The winners were chosen out of a pool of 75 applicants.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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