Author: Sean L. McCarthy

52 TV pilots selected for 2017 New York Television Festival Independent Pilot Competition

The New York Television Festival has announced the 52 official selections for the 2017 Independent Pilot Competition. They include 31 comedy pilots featuring the talents of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, David Wain, Felicia day, John Early, Kyle Dunnigan, Jemima Kirke, Jamie Kaler, Daniel Kellison, Ian Roberts, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Dot-Marie Jones, Will Janowitz, Ana Gasteyer, Maria Thayer, Betsy Sodaro, Joe Firestone, D’Arcy Carden, Ana Fabrega, Jeff Hiller, Madeline Walter and many more. All of the action at the 13th annual New York Television Festival takes place Oct. 23-28, 2017, at the Helen Mills Theater and the SVA Theatre. Among the...

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Episode #167: Brett Gelman and Janicza Bravo

Janicza Bravo has made several short films that debuted at premier festivals such as Sundance and SXSW, and also directed an episode of the hit FX series, Atlanta. Bravo’s first feature film, Lemon, features her husband, Brett Gelman, as an actor and acting coach who turns 40 and realizes nothing in his life is where it’s supposed to be. In real life, you’ve seen Gelman shine in everything from Mad Men to Twin Peaks, as well as Comedy Bang! Bang!, Eagleheart, Funny or Die Presents, Married, Love and Blunt Talk. They co-wrote Lemon, which hits theaters this August after a Sundance premiere earlier in 2017. I sat down...

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