NYTVF: A&E names winner for Unscripted Development Pipeline

As the New York Television Festival wrapped over the weekend, A&E named the winner for its Unscripted Development Pipeline, while Lifetime announced five finalists for its development contest.
October 29, 2012

The New York Television Festival wrapped on Saturday (October 27), with A&E announcing the winner of its Unscripted Development Pipeline, and Lifetime announcing five finalists in its own competition.

Private Eyes (originally titled Deadbeats) from Frank Mosca, John Morena, Stephen Franciosa Jr., and Vinny Parco, got the nod, selected from the five finalists announced earlier in the year.

The winning project receives US $10,000 and the opportunity to help produce a pilot for A&E.

Meanwhile, the Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline named five finalists – American Bombshells, from Steven Ryan; Cake Lush to the Stars, from Cee French Harth, Paul Harth and Jeff Schubert; Comediennes, from Tim Paul; Junk Mom, from Pat Taggart; and Ladies on the Loose, from Jenn Dlugos and Andrea Henry.

In additional NYTVF news, Newton’s Law from Sean O’Riordan, a project in which people take on their greatest fears so that a loved one has the chance to win his or her dream prize, took the best nonscripted pilot award in the fest’s Independent Pilot Competition.

Alec Pinkston, from youth-targeted travel format How to Get Lost, took the prize for nonscripted character or host.

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