AMC and UK-based Channel 4 are partnering to offer a drama development award to independent TV creators at the 2015 New York Television Festival. The AMC-Channel 4 Co-Development Award will honor an outstanding drama project with a $20,000 prize for script development.

To qualify, independent creators must be named Official Artists of the 2015 New York Television Festival, where they will have an opportunity to submit drama scripts and series pitches for consideration. The projects will be assessed during NYTVF, which runs October 19-24, with a guaranteed deal offered to at least one writer/creator. Artists participating in the NYTVF can submit a drama script for consideration outside of their original project selected for the Festival. More info can be found on the NYTVF website (http://www.nytvf.com).