Fox-224x106The New York Television Festival will be accepting scripts for comedy pilots 25-35 pages in length from June 1 to June 15. From NYTVF: "25 Finalists will have their scripts evaluated by FOX for a possible development deal with the network and one winner will receive $25,000 and a development deal." Only open to residents of the U.S.; there is no fee to enter.

The NYTVF runs concurrently with Independent Film Week (a strategic but somewhat annoying scheduling move) this September 20-25; the winner of the FOX contest will be announced at the conclusion of the festival. $25k isn't going to land you on a yacht, but if you don't already have a foot in the door this could be a good opportunity; be sure to read the find print, however, as I refrained from submitting The West Side to a similar NYTVF contest years ago because of some draconian legalese.

Link: NYTVF Comedy Script Contest