New York Television Festival Awards 2014: 10th Annual Winners


The winners of the 10th Annual New York Television Festival Awards have been announced. The 2014 New York Television Festival Awards are part of the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) “a yearly gathering of artists, fans, and executives to celebrate independent small-screen productions. It was founded in 2005, and is held in venues in New York City.”

The winners for the 2014 New York Television Festival Awards and Development Deals:

2014 NYTVF Development Deals

HISTORY Unscripted Development Pipeline
Gary Simson and Andrew Giacometti for their project “Wreck Hunters” (Los Angeles, CA)

A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline
Eric Kutner for his project “Risk” (New York, NY)

Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline (winner to be announced at a later date):
– Nathan Stoll for his project “Can’t Knock The Hustle” (New York, NY)
– Ryan Basham for his project “Doctor Diva” (Los Angeles, CA)
– Kate Hendricks for her project “Kate the Wasp” (New York, NY)
– Mark Haapala and Stewart Gold for their project “Pinky & The Fan Girls” (Los Angeles, CA)
– Terri Lee Ryan for her project “Rori’s Party” (Chicago, IL)

Festival Development Awards and NYTVF Pitch

Festival Development Awards:
– Comedy Central: Caroline Fox and Daniel Obzejta for “This Old Thing” (Los Angeles, CA)
– Lionsgate/Sea to Sky – Channel 4 Drama Co-Development Award: Ben Snyder and Ari Issler for “The Come Up” (Brooklyn, NY)
– The Orchard GO Project: Jim Kozyra for “The Jamz” (Chicago, IL)

NYTVF Pitch Awards
– Channel 4: Nicole Paglia and Daniel Brierley (London, UK)
– Conde Nast Entertainment: Ramiro Castro Jr. and Pedro Castro (Los Angeles, CA)
– FremantleMedia/Tiny Riot!: Sutton Dewey and Mark Millner (Brooklyn, NY)
– FYI: James Spokoini & Massimiliano Bulgheroni (London, UK)
– H2: Carrie Preston and Kate Rigg (New York, NY)
– Investigation Discovery: Nicole Paglia and Daniel Brierley (London, UK)
– National Geographic Channels: Steve Sera, Tim Egan, and Bob Sylvester (Boston, MA)
– Red Arrow Entertainment:  Jessica Coleman (Sicklerville, NJ)
– SundanceTV: David Harris (Los Angeles, CA)
– Travel Channel and ULIVE: Jim Kozyra and Chris Petlak (Chicago, IL)
– truTV: Greg Ash (London, UK)
– WEtv: Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (Brooklyn, NY)

In addition to the above, the FOX-NYTVF Comedy Alumni Program,Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline and MTV development deal winners will be announced later this year.

Independent Pilot Competition Winners
– Best Animation Pilot:Future Duck!” created by Henry Dalton and Paul Cope (London, UK)
– Best Comedy Pilot: “Cowards” created by Daniel Clark, Megan Green, Joe Kwaczala, Joe McAdam, and Chris Stephens (Los Angeles, CA)
– Best Drama or Dramedy Pilot: “Dispatch” created by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (Brooklyn, NY)
– Best Short-Form Web Series: “Annie Undocumented” created by Daniel Hsia, Elaine Low, and Brian Yang (Los Angeles, CA)
– Best Unscripted Pilot:“Love Spitters” created by Rich Seng and Nicholas Charles Peters (Chicago, IL)
– Best Actress: Caroline Fox for “This Old Thing” (Los Angeles, CA)
– Best Actor: Chris Mast for “Go, Bolivia, Go!” (Los Angeles, CA)
– Best Director: David Eisenberg for “Witnesses” (Queens, NY)
– Best Editor: Matt VanDaniker for “The Neighborhood” (Queens, NY)
– Best Writing: “Trouble” written by Sean Skelton (New York, NY)
– NYTVF Critics Award: “Witnesses” created by David Eisenberg and Jon Higgins (Queens, NY)
– NYTVF Audience Award: “The Neighborhood” created by James Manzello and Matt Pavich (Queens, NY)
– NYTVF “Best of the Fest”: “Dispatch” created by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (Brooklyn, NY)

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Source: Wikipedia, Deadline

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