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The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands. Last year, of over 3000 submissions received for consideration in the NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition and stand-alone sponsored development initiatives, only 103 projects were chosen as official…

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With the season premiere of Iyanla Vanzant’s “Fix My Life,” the myth of the angry Black woman is once again in the spotlight. In multiple episodes, Vanzant examines how our pain and trauma affect our relationships with ourselves and with others. She facilitated an intense dialogue between the women in her “house of healing” and Black men who…

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Comedian D.L. Hughley may have started an intra-racial feud with black women when he got on Michael Martin’s shown on NPR the other day. One of the principle players of the iconic “Kings of Comedy” talks about his upcoming book, “I Want You to Shut the Fawk Up: How the Audacity of Dopes is Ruining…

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