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A&E and NYTVF seek original unscripted treatments; one winner will create a pilot with the network

The A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline†

A&E Network and the New York Television Festival are introducing an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies.†Entrants should focus on treatments that center on individuals or small groups that represent unique points of view. To be considered, producers must submit a short treatment (1-2 pages) along with a brief video introducing the subject(s). The top treatments will be reviewed by the network and the winning producerís concept will be produced as a pilot in partnership with A&E Network and a production partner.

25 semi-finalists will be presented to A&E development executives.
Five finalists, selected by A&E,†will receive notes on their projects and $2,500 to shoot additional tape.
One winner, selected by A&E, will be awarded $10,000 and he/she will participate in the production of the network pilot presentation.
All semi-finalists will be invited to participate in the 2011 New York Television Festival as Official Artists, Sept 19th- 24th.

*†† Submission Period Begins: Monday, June 20, 2011
*†† Submission Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2011 (noon)

Free to enter.

For more info on the NYTVF and current initiatives including the 2011 Independent Pilot Competition, which awards guaranteed development deals with network partners IFC, MTV, and FX, visit:<>


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