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“Junk Mom” tops NYTVF, Lifetime competition

The New York Television Festival and Lifetime's inaugural unscripted development pipeline competition has named Pat Taggart and Frank Petka's Junk Mom as its winner.
February 4, 2013

The New York Television Festival and Lifetime’s inaugural unscripted development pipeline competition has named Pat Taggart and Frank Petka’s Junk Mom as its winner.

Taggart and Petka receive US $10,000 and the chance to work with Lifetime on the project.

The process began with the selection of 25 semi-finalists. From that batch, Lifetime development executives picked five finalists who were announced at the Festival’s awards ceremony last October. Those finalists were awarded $2,500 to shoot short presentations, and the winning submission, Junk Mom, was selected from that.

In other NYTVF unscripted development pipeline news, the next deadline is February 25. The prize is $10,000 and the opportunity to work with History to develop a project. For more information, click here.

About The Author
Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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