Day: June 28, 2017

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 will be open until midnight. If the building’s front door is locked, you can call the office at 212-675-5428 (ahead of time to let them know when you’re arriving). For full details on all of the rules and fees for the NYTFV pilot competition, click here. The festival, held each year in October...

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Say it ain’t so, Seeso? Digital platform selling off key original series

A couple of weeks after laying off most if not all of its original programming department, NBCUniversal’s digital comedy platform looks ready to part ways with its original programs for Seeso, too. My Decider colleague, Scott Porch, reported last night that Seeso had reached agreements to sell off two programs with hugely loyal fans — Dan Harmon’s Harmonquest, and the podcast-turned-series My Brother, My Brother and Me — to Otter Media. The sale would include at least one new season of Harmonquest that has yet to air on Seeso. Otter Media is jointly run by AT&T and the Chernin...

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Review: Chris D’Elia “Man On Fire” on Netflix

Chris D’Elia’s third hour of stand-up comedy, and second for Netflix, just came out. It’s called Man On Fire, as D’Elia references the Denzel Washington movie to remind us that we may all want to pretend we’re Denzel, but none of us are actually the stars of our own movie. He spends the majority of this hour telling us how he doesn’t want to pretend to be someone else. And yet, as I write in my review for Decider: America sees two Chris D’Elias. On TV, one Chris D’Elia outshines his co-stars in sitcoms such as NBC’s Whitney and Undateable. Onstage as a...

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