The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) showcased and rewarded excellence for professionally generated video web series at the second annual LATV Fest Next TV Competition. Each year, the contest seeks to discover the best pilot for a new Web series or the best new episode from existing web series.
The 2009 winners are as follows:
Branded Entertainment: Lexus: Parts Art
Comedy: Natural Hazards
Documentary/News: Bit Museum
Drama: The Franki Show
Lifestyle/DIY: Word to Your Mutha, The Show
Reality/Unscripted: Spot Lab
Long Form: Dueling VHS
The recipients of the awards each will receive a one-year NATPE membership, a complimentary registration to NATPE 2010 in Vegas on Jan. 25-27, their winning entry played on NATPE’s official site, Stickam.com, NATPE’s YouTube channel and other video sharing outlets, as well as an opportunity for a development meeting with their category’s sponsoring company.