Day: June 14, 2018

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’ve admired Stage 32’s mission to help creatives from all over the world gain the knowledge, access and support necessary to succeed in this competitive industry. Additionally, Stage 32’s talent pool is undeniably the deepest anywhere online. We’re thrilled to join forces with them to honor our mission in finding and cultivating the...

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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 selections, a script by FOX News/FOX Business Network’s Melissa Francis poking fun at her own employer (Fake News), and a sitcom pilot written by New York Magazine Vulture writers Jesse David Fox and Halle Kiefer (The Curse). 2018 NYTVF Scripts Official Selections COMEDY (half-hour) Age Appropriate [Live-Action] Written by Stephanie Bencin – New York, NY After...

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NBC first broadcast TV network to launch own TV-based podcast network

NBC has become the first American broadcast TV network to launch its own podcast network that complements its primetime programming. The NBC Entertainment Podcast Network has launched this summer with podcasts devoted to Late Night with Seth Meyers, American Ninja Warrior and The Good Place. You can find these podcast episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and other major platforms. “With the success of the ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast,’ we saw an opportunity to expand our storytelling beyond the broadcast and offer a deeper dive into their favorite shows,” said Rob Hayes, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment Digital....

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MoviePass for comedy? StandUp NY offers annual LaughPass for $99

Most anyone who thinks about MoviePass for more than a minute cannot figure out how they make money, which is why so many people are signing up for MoviePass. Can it “work” for comedy clubs, too? Standup NY thinks so. The Upper West Side comedy club has introduced LaughPass, which for an annual membership of $99, offers you: Access to see unlimited shows Free drink upon arrival No drink minimum ever Preferred seating (VIP on first come first serve) Advance notice when celebrity comics are added to a show Free ticket to bring a friend each show A bottle...

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