Fox Broadcasting Company and the NYTVF are again looking for new television comedy writers. The winner of the 5th annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest will win $25,000 and a development deal with Fox.
The winner will be announced during the 8th Annual New York Television Festival, being held October 22-27, 2012, in lower Manhattan. Scripts must present an original idea for a potential half-hour comedy series. The opening date for script submissions is Monday, April 16th and the deadline is April 30th
“Five years ago Fox took a chance on the NYTVF when they partnered with us to offer a guaranteed deal to a talented writer in our community,” said NYTVF Founder Terence Gray. “The network’s support and continued commitment have fundamentally changed the way in which we work with the industry and paved the way for artists to access opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach. We are thrilled and honored to continue this partnership with Fox and look forward to the creative response from our community.”
“Comedy is so vibrant and exciting right now, and our annual collaboration with the NYTVF to discover, cultivate and support new comedy writers is as important as ever,” said Suzanna Makkos and Marcus Wiley, Senior Vice Presidents and co-heads of Comedy Development for Fox Broadcasting Company.
The script contest is open to US residents age 18 and over who do not have any contractual commitments preventing them from entering into an exclusive development deal with Fox. Scripts not currently under development at a network, studio or major production company and meeting all other criteria in the Official Rules located at http://nytvf.com/2012_fox_rules.html are eligible for the competition. Scripts must be between 25 and 35 pages in length in a proper screenwriting format to be eligible.