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Exclusive: Inaugural North Fork TV Festival Announces Screenings And Panels

The first-ever North Fork TV Festival has announced it will take place on Saturday, August 20 in Greenport, New York. Presented alongside SeriesFest, the festival will highlight upcoming indie television projects and aim to elevate and draw attention to the innovative minds of television executives, directors, writers and actors from around the globe. The festival is open to the public.

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“New York is the center of so much of what we watch on TV these days, and we want New York to be the area that celebrates the independent producers who are creating much of that content,” said festival founder Noah Doyle in an official statement. “Each year more and more independent TV pilots are finding their way into our homes and into our lives. The North Fork TV Festival aims to bring that independently produced content to the greater New York media market.
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7 Great Independent Pilots from SeriesFest We Hope Become TV Series

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7 Great Independent Pilots from SeriesFest We Hope Become TV Series
The world of independent television is pretty chaotic right now, largely because, unlike the indie film scene, there’s no clear trajectory to success. Some shows threw all their money into shooting a pilot. Some shows have shot multiple episodes. Some shows have found alternate distribution opportunities already. Some shows remain unseen. All of them, though, want to go beyond their current status.

Read More: SeriesFest 2016 Winners Include Fan Fiction and Irish Crime

As an attendee of SeriesFest 2016, I had the opportunity to see a large percentage of the pilots screened as part of the independent pilot competition. Some of these pilots were not world premieres, but all of the ones I saw represented the impressive state of independent production today; where a shoestring budget can still produce content on a level equal to what you might watch on TV. Below are just a few of the pilots that impressed me most,
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SeriesFest 2016 Winners Include Fan Fiction and Irish Crime

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SeriesFest 2016 Winners Include Fan Fiction and Irish Crime
For the second year in a row, the Denver-based independent television festival SeriesFest has selected winners from its pool of 34 original pilots.

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Winning for Best Drama was “Farr,” a crime drama set in Northern Ireland (which also won the same prize at last fall’s ITVFest). Per the drama jury’s statement, “The pilot we would like to recognize is ‘Farr’ since we were invested in the characters and storyline. We can’t wait to see how it unfolds!”

Best Comedy was awarded to “Truth Slash Fiction,” which revolved around a teenage girl’s discovery of erotic fan fiction. According to the jury’s statement, “We decided to recognize work that exists as a true pilot – establishing a mood, conflicts, characters, relationships and an ongoing story that would make a compelling series. With our choices, we wanted to
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Sdcc trailer for sci-fi fantasy comedy Riftworld Chronicles

Ahead of its premiere next week, CBC has released a trailer for Riftworld Chronicles, the sci-fi/fantasy comedy starring Tahmoh Penikett (Man of Steel, Battlestar Galactica) and Erin Karpluk (Being Erica); check it out here…

Riftworld: Chronicles follows Alar of Caer Caladh (Tahmoh Penikett), who is stuck in Toronto after one of his spells goes awry. He teams up with struggling journalist Kim (Erin Karpluk) to help get him back home. Hunted by a fantastical foe, they try to solve the mystery of what binds their worlds – and their fates – together.

The series begins with a portal opening in a desolate alley in downtown Toronto, where Alar steps out to a foreign world – Earth. Clearly lost, he tries to use his powers to cast a teleport spell, to no avail. Fascinated by this new dimension, he seeks out a palace only to meet Kim, a savvy up-and-coming journalist, who is
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Wizard Stranded On The Streets Of Toronto. Check Out The Riftworld Chronicles Trailer!

Dollhouse star Tahmoh Penikett takes up his cloak and staff but sadly loses his magical powers whilst roaming the streets of Toronto in upcoming CBC backed fantasy web series Riftworld Chronicles. And sadly it turns out that Canada is a hard place to follow the ways of magic.Riftworld: Chronicles follows Alar of Caer Caladh (Tahmoh Penikett), who is stuck in Toronto after one of his spells goes awry. He teams up with struggling journalist Kim (Erin Karpluk) to help get him back home. Hunted by a fantastical foe, they try to solve the mystery of what binds their worlds -- and their fates -- together.  The series begins with a portal opening in a desolate alley in downtown Toronto, where Alar steps out to a...

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Golden Maple Awards'15 Winners Include Brandon Jay McLaren and Amanda Crew

Last Wednesday on Canada Day, the Academy of Canadians in Sports and Entertainment - Los Angeles (Acise-la) held the inaugural 2015 Golden Maple Awards at the Sls Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was hosted by Erin Karpluk from the upcoming Riftworld Chronicles who stepped in for Lauren Ash due to a sickness.

During the event former NBA basketball player and Canadian actor Rick Fox, was honored with the 2015 Maple of Excellence for Outstanding Athlete/Actor Crossover award and Canadian CrossFit champion Lucas Parker with the 2015 Maple of Excellence for Outstanding Athlete award.

Members of Acise-la had the opportunity to vote until June 23, 2015 for the winners in the following categories:

-Best Actor in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S

The winner was: Brandon Jay McLaren - "Graceland," Us Network: USA

Other nominees were:

Adam Copeland - "Haven," Network: Syfy

Alexander Ludwig - "Vikings," Network: History Channel

Greyston Holt - "Bitten," Network: Syfy

Jonathan Keltz - "Reign," Network: CW

Lyriq Bent - "The Book of Negroes," Network: Bet

Torrance Coombs - "Reign," Network: CW

-Best Actress in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S

The winner is: Amanda Crew - "Silicon Valley," Network: HBO

Other nominees were:

Anna Silk - "Lost Girl," Us Network: Syfy

Caroline Dhavernas - "Hannibal," Network: NBC

Jessalyn Gilsig - "Vikings," Network: History Channel

Katheryn Winnick - "Vikings," Network: History Channel

Kathleen Robertson - "Murder in the First," Network: TNT

Missy Peregrym - "Rookie Blue," Network: ABC

-Newcomer of the year in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S.

The winners were: Emily Hampshire - "12 Monkeys" and "Schitt's Creek," Networks: Syfy and Pop TV and Meaghan Rath - "New Girl," Network: Fox

Other nominees were:

Brooke Wexler - "Richie Rich," Network: Netflix

Italia Ricci - "Chasing Life,"Network: ABC Family

Shailyn Pierre Dixon - "The Book of Negroes," Network: Bet
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