greenport, new york

celebrating independent scripted television october 4 + 5


The North Fork
TV Festival

In our fourth year, the North Fork TV Festival is a pathbreaking two-day celebration featuring screenings, panels, and parties. Join elite actors, emerging creators, and industry executives in the next global marketplace for independent scripted television.


It is our distinct pleasure to honor Kelsey Grammer,
Constance Wu and Aasif Mandvi with a special
appearance by Chris Noth.


celebrating industry innovators

awards + honors



Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Tony Award winner, Kelsey Grammer will be presented with the Canopy Award by the previous receiver Chris Noth, while Greenport Mayor George Hubbard Jr will present Golden Globe nominee, Constance Wu with a letter of commendation for her commitment to and promotion of the arts.


The historic Greenport Theatre is the backdrop for pilot
premieres, professional discussions, festival honors,
and the future of independent scripted television.


festival programming

Screenings + Panels


The festival curates a leading selection of independently produced pilots, bringing together buyers and sellers of scripted television for a two-day celebration. This year, we’re screening five pilot selections and hosting thought provoking industry panels.


Creators of America, 2018 pilot selection


eka darville & italia ricci, 2018 actors panel


aida turturro, 2018 canopy award winner


creators of THe Russian cousin, 2018 pilot selection


creators of russian room, 2018 pilot selection


Toast and taste local flavors at the historic waterfront
restaurant Claudio's for our opening night party.


the festivities


After premiere pilot screenings and immersive panel discussions, it’s time to party. Surrounded by sea, rolling fields and never-ending vineyard vines, there are endless ways to celebrate with a scenic view. We’re thrilled to have the support of iconic local establishments to wine and dine festival attendees during back-to-back evening celebrations.


Opening Night party at claudio’s

Festival celebrations kick off opening night at the iconic Greenport Village waterfront hotspot, Claudio’s. Mix and mingle with industry folks over fresh local seafood in the recently revitalized historic restaurant with local beer by Greenport Harbor Brewery, and wine by North Fork’s own Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery. It’s an evening not to be missed.


closing night party at green hill kitchen

After two days of celebrating the future of independent television, the festival event will culminate in style at Greenport’s newest addition, Green Hill Kitchen, a warm and welcoming gathering place, located just a short walk from the iconic Greenport Theatre. Enjoy thoughtful seasonal bites made from local ingredients, live entertainment with a performance by The Simple Radicals, and local beer by Greenport Harbor Brewery.


Less than 100 miles outside of NYC, but a world away.

Sound View Greenport



the north fork


A visit to the North Fork of Long Island transports you to a place where over 60 vineyards flourish and local farms, orchards, and fisherman offer their bounty to visitors. Greenport, a centuries-old fishing village, has become a destination for up-and-coming artists, farm-to-table cuisine, and idyllic weekend escapes. Nestled on the East End of Long Island and steeped in history, it’s an ideal backdrop for fostering the future of independent scripted television.

We’re an answer to the systematic challenges independent creators face in the studio system — a place to nurture and amplify the talent.
— Noah Doyle, Founder