New York Television Festival 2018

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

The New York Television Festival is thriving in its 10th year. It’s a festival more about informing the participating creators and matching them with networks than red carpet galas and fan screenings.

NYTVF has a very pragmatic way of approaching a festival. All of the panels were very informative with useful, practical information. The network executives and television writers paint a realistic picture of what it was like to deal with a network as a new show creator as well as what it would be like to be in a writers’ room.  There were also panels discussing what writers can expect from general meetings and pitch meetings. They gave practical advice on pitching and how to manage relationships in the business.

NYTVF is a difficult festival to get into with a finished pilot or a script. Everyone who spoke on a panel or as a keynote speaker spoke about NYTVF as an exclusive club. Everyone with work in the festival should be proud to be there and take advantage of the opportunity. If you want to make television and you feel your work is strong, I would highly recommend it.

For more on NYTVF and the festivals we’ve covered this year, check out our No Rest for the Weekend podcast.



Podcast Episode 101- Ajay Kishore

4749584By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

I’m very pleased to announce the first six episodes of our podcast is now live on our website, YouTube, iTunes, Pocket Casts,, and SoundCloud. The podcast is an extension of this blog. It’s dedicated to indie filmmakers and content creators. It’s a must see/must listen for everyone from the film professional looking to move up in the industry to the weekend warrior/DIY filmmaker.

Series one is hosted by Victoria Oliver, and in the first six episodes, I sat down with Ajay Kishore and Bri Castellini of, Director Meredith Edwards, Composer Adonis Tsilimparis, and Director Richard Lemay. It was an honor and a pleasure to talk to such accomplished artists and innovators in the world of indie film and series.

We would love to hear your feedback. Send us your questions, suggestions for topics, and let us know if you’d like to nominate a creator to be a guest on our show.

No Rest for the Weekend-The Series

4749584 by Jason Godbey, Creative Director of Behind the Rabbit Productions

Recently we produced a 22+ minute version of No Rest for the Weekend. We expanded on the web series by adding new footage and interviews.

This is the pilot show in the series where we go behind the scenes of indie film projects and talk about issues concerning independent filmmakers. We’re also looking at doing   a podcast version as well. The goal of  show will to provide helpful information and inspiration to all of our fellow independent content creators.

Artist Profiles-Nicola Raggi

4749584By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

Nicola Raggi, an accomplished cinematographer from Italy. I spent a day with him while he was shooting a film in Central Park. I shot some behind the scenes footage of the movie and got him to talk about himself and his craft.