National Lampoon and Stage 32 offer $5,000 feature film screenwriting contest
National Lampoon and Stage 32 have launched a contest to find the next great comedy screenwriter. The contest, which is taking submissions through July, offers a grand prize of $5,000 with an 18-month option at the Lampoon, as well as mentoring from Lampoon creatives and executives. “We’... [Read More]
New York Television Festival selects comedy scripts up for development deal prizes in 2018
The New York Television Festival has selected 13 half-hour comedy scripts for its third annual NYTVF Scripts Competition, with industry executives poring over them and perhaps granting one or more of them with development deals after the fest this July in Manhattan. Among the more intriguing selecti... [Read More]
New York Television Festival selects indie pilots for 2018 competition
The 2018 New York Television Festival has selected 59 original pilots and pitches for its annual Independent Pilot Competition this July. This year’s festival, the 14th NYTVF, takes place in the summer for the first time – July 14-20, 2018 at The Helen Mills Theater a... [Read More]
New York Television Festival selects indie pilots for 2018 competition
The 2018 New York Television Festival has selected 59 original pilots and pitches for its annual Independent Pilot Competition this July. This year’s festival, the 14th NYTVF, takes place in the summer for the first time – July 14-20, 2018 at The Helen Mills Theater a... [Read More]
SeriesFest announces finalists in Storyteller Initative for comedy writers
SeriesFest, the nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the best and boldest emerging voices in television, in partnership with Elysium Bandini Studios and Parallel Entertainment, personal management company, today announced the three finalists of this year’s “Storyteller Ini... [Read More]
Submit your pitches for the 2018 truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative with the NYTVF
For the second year, truTV is partnering with the New York Television Festival to sponsor the truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative, offering up to $25,000 for the winning creator to develop his/her/their pitch into a potential series for the cable network. It’s free to submit. To qualify, you need... [Read More]
Submit your pitches for the 2018 truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative with the NYTVF
For the second year, truTV is partnering with the New York Television Festival to sponsor the truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative, offering up to $25,000 for the winning creator to develop his/her/their pitch into a potential series for the cable network. It’s free to submit. To qualify, you need... [Read More]
Ali Sultan wins Best of the Midwest comedy competition at Gilda’s LaughFest 2018
Five years after winning the Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest, Ali Sultan has leveled up, taking home the title of Best of the Midwest in the 2018 Gilda’s LaughFest competition. Sultan beat out seven other up-and-coming stand-ups from the region for the title and the $2,500 prize Thu... [Read More]
Win a copy of Jim Florentine’s new book, “Everybody is Awful (Except You!)
On February 20th, Jim Florentine will release a new book called Everybody is Awful (Except You!). Channeling the core rage… MORE Win a copy of Jim Florentine’s new book, “Everybody is Awful (Except You!) appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Win a copy of Jim Florentine’s new book, “Everybody is Awful (Except You!)
On February 20th, Jim Florentine will release a new book called Everybody is Awful (Except You!). Channeling the core rage… MORE Win a copy of Jim Florentine’s new book, “Everybody is Awful (Except You!) appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]