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Dinner for One in ITV Festival for comedy pilot

Dinner for One

Dinner for One is a New York-based comedy sketch group of Emerson alumni whose TV pilot is being featured at ITV Fest in Vermont this month. (Courtesy Photo)

Several Emerson alumni in the New York City comedy sketch group Dinner For One will have a television comedy pilot, Life Sucks, featured at the 10th annual Independent Television and Film Festival (ITV Fest) in Dover, Vermont, September 24–27.

ITV Fest 2015 features 93 TV pilots, web series, short films, and documentary films from across the world.

The alumni in Dinner For One are Ally Condrath ’11, Jake Mann ’11, Kyle Miller ’11, Ian Wexler ’13, Alex Zagey ’11, Catherine Kennedy ’11, Noel Carey ’11, Gio Naarendorp ’12, and Nathaniel Taylor-Leach ’11.

Another alumnus, Ryan McGovern '11, will be at the festival for his documentary film, Off the Wall: The Making of Blake Pfeil's Wallpaper.

Notable attendees this year include executives from HBO, CBS Interactive, America’s New Media Council, and more.

Celebrity screeners this year include Emily Althaus (Orange Is the New Black); Damon Wayans Jr., Willie Garson (Sex and the City, White Collar); Brandon Routh (Superman Returns); Andrew Keegan (7th Heaven); Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars, Just Shoot Me); Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica); and Markie Post (Night Court).

CBS Interactive will host a live, interactive workshop from which it will guarantee a paid development deal to the winning project.