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ITVFest is a non-profit organization with the mission of encouraging change in conventional television and the growth of artistic expression in television and new media. Simultaneously, ITVFest provides local, national and international artistic communities with a public forum for independently produced television pilots. ITVFest receives pilot submissions from around the world in comedy, drama, alternative (reality, game show, talk show, etc) documentary, web series and out-of-competition categories. By screening the official selections to a live audience, which includes ITVFest's executive, advisory board and extensive network contacts, ITVFest provides a bridge to the inner workings of the television industry. The 2009 ITVFest – it is your chance to share your creativity and talent. The ITVFest will accept submissions for the following categories: * Comedy * Drama * Alternative (reality, game show, etc.) * Documentary * Web Series * Non-competitive pilots (commissioned, but unpurchased/unaired) Early Submission Deadline: April 23, 2009 Regular Submission Deadline: May 14, 2009 WAB Extended Submission Deadline: May 17, 2009 The world of successful independent production is not merely limited to the silver screen. Pilotmakers showcased at ITVFest have gone on to get script deals with NBC, development deals with Starz!, web deals with, and representation from top reps such as UTA and 3 Arts. Winners of the 2008 ITVFest also walked home with $5,000 in production support each! For more information, visit our website and forum at Submissions are being accepted through and The 4th Annual ITVFest will take place July 31- August 6th, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

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June 1st – June
Now Accepting Performance Applications


Some of the best improvisational comedians from stage and screen like 30 Rock, The Office, Broken Lizard and Reno 911, will be returning to their improv roots for the 7th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival, held June 1st – June 6th at iO West Theatre in Hollywood.

This nationally recognized event has become a favorite of both well-known comedians and up-and-comers alike. The festival sells out annually and this year promises to be no exception. Previous appearances have included Cast members of Reno 911, Mad TV’s Mo Collins, Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery and Creed Bratton from The Office, Drew Carey, Mr. Show’s Bob Odenkirk, the cast of Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers, Mad Men’s Joel Murray, and many more.

The Festival is now accepting applications from improv and sketch groups to perform at this years event. You can download an application form at
The application submission deadline is April 30th. Call 323-962-7560 with any questions.


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The only festival for independently produced television pilots in Los Angeles, ITVFest prides itself on being for and about the pilotmakers.

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