The New York Television Festival announced its official selections for the 2011 Independent Pilot Competition at the beginning of August. Earlier this month, the seven-year-old celebration and showcase inspired by the independent film movement with the goal to “construct a new and innovative platform for program development” released this year’s programming schedule.

Be sure to reserve your tickets now to one of the duder, Odessa, Night of the Zombie King, and other screenings of original web series favorites before their creators turn on that Al Thompson marketing hustle and sell out the standing room.

Other not to miss NTVF events include Friday, September 23’s Digital Day presented by MSN, where a host of experienced and talented online entertainment professionals, entrepreneurs, and creators will drop a combined several decades’ worth of knowledge for the audience’s edification. Yours truly also will be emceeing the MSN Pitch LIVE! event. (Free advice to all those participating. Ride in a lot of elevators between now and when it’s your time to shine on stage.)

Check out the schedule to see what’s in store for the rest of NYTVF. I’ll see you there in late September.

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