Erin Day is the Festival Director of the New York Television Festival (NYTVF). Founded in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios and brands.
Part of the third season of Amazon Studio's television pilots, The Cosmopolitans tells the story of a small band of Americans living in Paris -- following them on Saturday afternoons until the wee, small hours of Sunday morning.
We can hardly turn on our TVs without seeing promos that reveal a child who died 32 years ago returning on ABC's new Sunday night drama, Resurrection. The promos pose this question: What if someone you lost returned?
This has not been a good autumn. A few weeks ago the U.S. Government shut down. It also seems as though the TV networks shut down. You're saying the networks didn't shut down? Yeah, OK, not officially but have you seen 2013's new comedies, dramas and reality shows?
The process is grueling, exhausting, insulting, exciting and demeaning. It is ridiculously imperfect (as every fall season proves). It is a kind of hell week, only it lasts a year. So why would otherwise sane people (well, most of them, anyway) subject themselves to this?
Just as data-driven analytics has been applied to baseball, finance, education, medicine, and, yes, feature films, it, too, can be applied to TV to remarkable success. It's a business calling for a new standard operating procedure