Monday, April 27, 2009

News Round-up: NYTVF, AW Returns, Darnell Williams

Fox Solicits Scripts From NYTVF
For the second year, Fox is partnering with the New York Television Festival on a comedy script contest. Aspiring comedy writers can submit scripts for a half hour pilot, with the winner getting $25,000 and a development deal with Fox. In addition, Procter & Gamble Productions will review the entry and can choose to produce it.

"Fox has been a proud supporter of the NYTVF for five years running," said Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment for the network in a statement. "This contest, now in its second year, is a marker of our commitment to reaching beyond traditional avenues to discover new voices and to shake up the comedy development process. In fact, we are currently in pre-production on a pilot to be produced by Ben Stiller and written by Kevin Napier, a NYTVF Fellowship recipient."

DEEP SOAP: I Can See Clearly Now
Sara Bibel on GH's switch to HD: "Even without HD, the show looks a lot better. The much-maligned lighting is now brighter. The new nurses’s station looks suspiciously similiar to NIGHT SHIFT’s set, but it’s a vast improvement. Unfortunately, the show itself has not changed along with the production values. There isn’t a single 'must see' story for me right now."

TeleNext Media, producer of Guiding Light and As the World Turns, is about to launch, a site that fills us in on what’s happened in Bay City since 1999, including which lovebirds are still together (Carl and Rachel, Cass and Lila) and which are kaput (Amanda and Cameron).

Holly Hill mayor's son cast as extra on GUIDING LIGHT
A Holly Hill 19-year-old wooed casting directors with his personality and "Florida look" and will appear as an extra on GUIDING LIGHT. Chris Via is in background scenes in Wednesday's show with two of the main characters, Bill and Lizzie, played by Daniel Cosgrove and Marcy Rylan.

The episode was filmed at Universal Studios Orlando last month. Via and 20 others were picked as extras at an open casting call out of 350 people, according to Alan Locher, show publicist. GUIDING LIGHT recently announced it would be going off the air in September after 72 years, but Locher said the show is trying to find another "home" or network.

Darnell Williams to Star in "Bonfire Night" Reading
Emmy Award winner Darnell Williams (Jesse, ALL MY CHILDREN) will star in a reading of "Bonfire Night," at the Cell Theatre, May 6-10. Pat Jones will direct.

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