The New York Television Festival is a celebration and showcase inspired by the independent film movement with the goal to “construct a new and innovative platform for program development.” It will celebrate its eighth year in operation when it commences this October 22, 2012 in New York City. It will also honor more members of the indie TV community with guaranteed development deals from major network and studio partners of the Festival than it has at any other point in the event’s history.

A total of 17 of said guaranteed development deals are up for grabs to television and online video content creators. They include: Comedy Central’s Short Pilot Competition, a handful of development opportunities exclusively for UK content producers living across the pond, the deals offered as part of the Independent Pilot Competition from IFC, MTV, and VH1, A&E’s Unscripted Development Pipeline, and the offers given to the winners of NYTVF Pitch from Sundance Channel, SeveonOneInternational, The BIO Channel, Logo, Hasbro Studios, and Channel 4.

Get inspired by channeling some of that Al Thompson hustle and the realization you have an opportunity to grace the same winner’s circle as Kevin Sorbo, start making some great content, and submit. Check out the full list of all the deals there for the taking, as well as all the submission rules and logistics at

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