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February 18, 2014

$45,000 Script Development Award


Etan Vlessing / The Hollywood Reporter

The mini-studio’s joint venture with Thunderbird Films is putting $45,000 on the table for a TV script with cross-Atlantic appeal.

TORONTO – Lionsgate TV’s joint venture with Thunderbird Films is putting co-production development coin up for grabs with a newly-hatched Channel Four drama script competition at the New York Television Festival.

Targeting TV concepts with cross-Atlantic appeal, the Sea to Sky Entertainment venture will offer a $45,000 script development award to a drama project from the Canadian-based TV studio and Channel Four.

The competition for the drama script co-development funding will come through the NYTVF’s independent pilot competition.

“There is nothing more exciting than discovering new creative voices, and the New York Television Festival has become a strong showcase of independent talent,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, in a statement Tuesday.

The 10th New York Television Festival is set to run from October 20 to 25, 2014.