The NYTVF works with decision makers across the entertainment and content industry to effectively and efficiently provide access to its community of over 15,000 independent creators and the very best of their work. The NYTVF customizes participation for each partner, yielding a unique experience amid the pitch-laden landscape of traditional industry conferences.
Whether you're a buyer on the hunt for fresh ideas, a manager or agent on the lookout for the best talent, or a brand interested in leveraging the creative power of a vast artistic community, the NYTVF is the place for you.
Develop with the NYTVF and its Artistic Community
From broadcast and cable networks to studios, production companies, online distributors, agencies, and brands, the NYTVF offers niche-to-broad development opportunities across the spectrum, serving dozens of industry partners each year.
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Connecting with Official Artists and Industry Attendees
The NYTVF also hosts a slate of events open exclusively to Official Artists and Partners. This program, called NYTVF Connect, gives industry members premier access to creative content as well as the opportunities to directly message to an eager and talented pool of artists through development discussions, networking mixers, and meetings held at the Festival.
NYTVF CONNECT includes:
Executive Access puts the independent content showcased at the Festival in the hands of network, agency, and studio executives and serves as a mechanism for those decision-makers to interact with the creators in meetings arranged and coordinated by Festival organizers. Executive Access is a streamlined interaction model designed to provide both artists and executives a space to network, build relationships, and collaborate on future projects.
NYTVF Pitch is a unique opportunity for Official Artists to submit NEW SHOW CONCEPTS based on creative briefs provided by participating networks and studios. Finalists chosen from those submissions have the opportunity to pitch their ideas directly to development executives at the corresponding network or studio during the annual Festival. NYTVF Pitch is a closed initiative hosted on-site at the New York Television Festival that is open ONLY to Official Festival Artists.
Development Chats are half-hour Q&A’s with executives, agents, and important decision-makers in the television community, open exclusively to Official Artists. They give participating executives a forum in which to share insight about their company’s development and programming objectives and answer questions about the current state of the industry.
Happy Hours and Networking Mixers:
Happy Hours and Networking Mixers are opportunities for industry participants to mingle with Official Artists and other industry passholders in a more casual and friendly atmosphere. It’s the perfect time to meet new people creating independent content and work towards future collaboration.
Events at the Annual Festival
Not only a fan event or industry conference, the annual Festival provides Official Partners with a canvas of opportunities designed to provide maximum exposure across an event line-up unlike anything else on the crowded New York City slate.
For an overview on all the ways to be involved with the NYTVF, download the complete NYTVF Partnership Guide.