NY Television Festival, Ion Script Screenplay Competition
Winner Earns Development Deal With Network
Mike Reynolds 10/2/2009 11:24:01 AM

The New York Television Festival and Ion Television are partnering on a new screenplay writing competition with the winner securing a development deal with the network.
Running through Nov. 30, the "Act I: The Ion Television Movie Contest" will give the winner a guaranteed development deal with Ion, which reaches 96 million households.
To enter, writers must submit a movie treatment (5 to 10 pages) and the first act of their screenplay (20 to 40 pages). Check ---nytvf.com-- and ---iontelevision.com-- for details.
"We are excited to partner with NYTVF on this original film competition," said Leslie Chesloff, executive vice president, programming, Ion Media Networks, in a statement. "Ion Television is dedicated to building its original programming slate, and we are looking forward to producing a dozen films over the course of the next year. It's no secret that there are many talented screenwriters in the creative community with compelling screenplays who are looking for that ‘one big break'. We are thrilled to give the winner the opportunity to show his or her work to the American television audience."
"The New York Television Festival is proud to team up with Ion Television," said NYTVF Founder Terence Gray. "A major goal of the Festival is to provide avenues for our community to develop their ideas at the network level, and 'Act I: The ION Television Movie Contest' is an exciting opportunity for us and our artists."