July 15, 2017 deadline to submit for prizes at ITVFest
If you’ve got a script or a series pitch sitting around in your files, but dearly want to put it in front of the producers, suits and creative executives to make it on the TV, then you’ve still got time to submit it for the 2017 ITVFest. Not much time, though. The deadline is July [&hell... [Read More]
Today is the deadline for Independent Pilot submissions to 2017 NY TV Festival
Attention all aspiring TV show creators, screenwriters, directors and actors: Today is the deadline to submit for the 2017 New York TV Festival’s annual Independent Pilot Competition! You can submit online until midnight via Withoutabox. The NYTVF office at 121 W. 27th St., in Manhattan, also ... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘Away with Words,’ by Joe Berkowitz
We’ve now reached the pun solstice, the verbal equinox. The Henry Pun-Off is six months away, a comfortably far-off X in next year’s calendar. That’s five more Punderdomes for anyone who plans on heading to Austin in the spring. My performance at the December Dome was an improvemen... [Read More]
StandUp NBC announces open call dates for 14th annual diversity talent search, with NBCUniversal holding deal as top prize
NBCUniversal’s 14th annual diversity talent search, StandUp NBC, is about to get underway, so mark your calendars for the following open call dates and locations. 2017 SCHEDULE  CHICAGO Open Call: June 10, 2017 Showcase: June 11, 2017 Laugh Factory 3175 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657 SAN F... [Read More]
StandUp NBC announces open call dates for 14th annual diversity talent search, with NBCUniversal holding deal as top prize
NBCUniversal’s 14th annual diversity talent search, StandUp NBC, is about to get underway, so mark your calendars for the following open call dates and locations. 2017 SCHEDULE  CHICAGO Open Call: June 10, 2017 Showcase: June 11, 2017 Laugh Factory 3175 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657 SAN F... [Read More]
Just For Laughs now open to your 2017 pitches for TV and webseries
Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival has now opened its annual call for submissions for you to come up and pitch your TV shows and webseries and industry executives this July. As in past years, the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO conference is hosting the Stand Up & Pitch contest wher... [Read More]
JR De Guzman wins Stand-Up NBC for diversity talent search for 2016-2017
Congrats to JR De Guzman, the 2016 winner of NBC’s Stand-Up diversity talent search! De Guzman, born in the Phillipines and raised in California, beat out Raanan Hershberg, Gibran Saleem, Ismael Loutfi, Candice Thompson, Jessica Keenan, Keith McGill, Rojo Perez and Daniel Webb, who all pe... [Read More]
Malaysia’s Harith Iskander wins Laugh Factory’s “Funniest Person in the World 2016” contest
Harith Iskander calls himself “the godfather of stand-up comedy in Malaysia.” Now Iskander has an even grander moniker to go by: “Funniest Person in the World.” Plus a whopping $100,000 in cash prize money. It all came courtesy of the Laugh Factory, the Hollywood-based comedy... [Read More]
“The Bonfire” with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder turns 1, win tickets to its anniversary show
It seems like it took forever for Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder’s the SiriusXM radio show, The Bonfire to premiere. That’s probably because we heard rumblings of the show for a long time before an actual premiere date was set. The duo even addressed the time frame when the show first pr... [Read More]
FOX orders animated pilot presentation from 2015 NYTVF pitch as 2016 submission process comes to a close
FOX has ordered a pilot presentation for That's My Bus, the animated series about a New York City bus driver from comedians Dan Perlman and Will Julian that won the New York Television Festival's pitch contest last year at Montreal's Just For Laughs. It's too late to submit for the JFL Comedy Search... [Read More]