The 11th annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF) has unveiled its official selection of original television and web series pilots for this fall’s Independent Pilot Competition (IPC).
The New York-based organization, which aims to nurture up-and-coming talent, provides independent producers with the chance to meet, pitch and network with established industry players through the event’s marketplace.
Peppered into the 50 projects vying for an opportunity for television development are the reality series Funny Cause It’s True, an unscripted comedy created by Victor Varnado that takes a Mythbusters-style approach to the world of comedy; the Kevin Muyolo- and Reabetswe Moeti-created More Money Than Sense, a comedy game show exploring money’s unknown facts; and Jonathan Dakin and Brigitta Szaszfai’s hidden-camera format Monster Hunters, which intertwines hidden-camera pranks and scripted comedy to bring the public into scenes from a horror movie.
IPC winners are selected by a jury comprised of the NYTVF committee and the Next Generation committee – a joint venture between NYTVF and the Hollywood Radio and Television Society.
This year’s official selection and independent artists are also eligible for an opportunity to receive at least one development deal from NYTVF’s development partners, which include Starz, Red Arrow and Left/Right, Comedy Central, and TruTV.
The NYTVF awards show will take place on October 24. For a complete list of IPC selections, please click here.