Red Arrow subsidiaries Left/Right and Fabrik Entertainment to develop two comedy projects selected during the festival
Red Arrow Entertainment Group expands its partnership with the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) offering further development and production opportunities for two new comedy projects from independent creators selected during the festival. In order to support the projects and shepherd the creators through the process, Red Arrow is bringing in two of its U.S.-based production companies: Left/Right (“Odd Mom Out”/Bravo; “donny!”/USA) will be selecting a pilot/producer from this year’s Independent Pilot Competition for a $10,000 grant to jointly develop the idea for television. Furthermore, Fabrik Entertainment (“Bosch”/Amazon, “The Comedians”/FX) will be offering a guaranteed deal to at least one writer having submitted a comedy script to the competition.
Michael Schmidt, CCO Red Arrow Entertainment Group, says: “We are extremely pleased to expand our partnership with the NYTVF, one of the most prestigious independent TV festivals, and to offer development and production opportunities to ambitious creative talents. We recently established a corporate presence in New York aiming to facilitate new partnerships with U.S. creatives. Red Arrow is continually looking at options how we can welcome new partners and this partnership perfectly fits our objectives. The U.S. is full of incredibly talented creators and we are very happy to engage with them in the context of the NYTVF.”
Terence Gray, NYTVF Founder, says: “The commitment from Red Arrow to develop two projects coming out of this year’s Festival represents a truly remarkable opportunity for independent creators to work with some of the best development and production executives in the business at Left/Right and Fabrik. We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be expanding our longtime partnership with Red Arrow, and in a year during which Festival alumni projects have gained traction at networks across the spectrum, including HBO and NBC, this is an important and dynamic next step in furthering the idea of independent TV and the role the NYTVF plays in the identification and fostering of new talent.”
New York Television Festival
Established in 2005, the NYTVF constructs new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model. By partnering directly with networks, studios, production companies, digital platforms, and brands, the NYTVF provides its Industry Partners with a streamlined development model, leveraging its vast creative community of over 15,000 independent producers and production companies, to create content with specific partners in mind. During the annual New York Television Festival – held each fall in New York City – the NYTVF brings together its top artists and industry decision-makers for a series of events designed to foster networking, collaboration and education. The Festival also marks the culmination of the organization’s yearly development efforts and features screenings of top independent content, educational panels, fan events, red carpet premieres, and more.