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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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