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Oct 26, 2013

FOX - NYTVF Comedy Script Contest


Enter the 6th Annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest and submit your script for an original half-hour comedy TV series. 25 Finalists will have their scripts evaluated by FOX for a possible development deal with the network and one single individual winner (or a winning team of two co-writers) will receive $25,000 and a development deal. Additionally, the 25 finalists will receive NYTVF designation as 2013 Official Artists and be invited to the New York Television Festival, held in NYC in October, 2013.


One single individual winner (or a winning team of two co-writers) will receive $25,000 and a development deal with FOX. 

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Scripts must be entered by uploading them in a PDF format on the NYTVF upload page: which can be found here beginning May 20, 2013 .

The submission period will open at noon Eastern Time (ET) on May 20, 2013 and will close at noon ET on June 3, 2013.
All submissions must be uploaded during this time period, without exception. The contest will stop accepting entries when this period elapses or when the Festival receives 1,500 script entries, whichever comes first.

Final deadline to upload: June 3, 2013 at noon EST
  • May 20, 2013……Script Submission Period Begins (at 12:00 noon ET)
  • June 3, 2013……Script Submission Period Ends (at 12:00 noon ET)
  • On or about October 26, 2013……2013 Winner announced at the Festival Awards Show
  • Eligibility
    • Limit one entry per person. Each entry must include only one (1) script.
    • A maximum (team) of two (2) co-writers are permitted; co-writers may only be associated with a maximum of one entry.
    • Entrants must be aged 18 years or older.
    • Entries must be written in English.
    • Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty United States and D.C.
    • Scripts must be PDF documents received between 12:00 noon ET on May 20, 2013 and 12:00 noon ET on June 3, 2013.
    • Scripts must be wholly original (e.g. NOT adapted from books, plays or any other source material and NOT a “spec” of existing television programs or treatments).
    • Scripts must be copyrighted or registered. (Help on this)
    • Scripts must be submitted under the entrant’s legal name as indicated on such copyright or WGA registration, and as evidenced by entrant’s valid government-issued identification.
    • Scripts may not have been previously entered into any other contest or competition. A script that has been produced as a pilot or entered into the NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition is not eligible for the Comedy Script Contest.
    • Scripts must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party.

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