About Us

SeriesFest is an award-winning festival dedicated to showcasing the best and boldest in episodic storytelling from around the world. At a time when television entertainment is expanding and evolving across multiple platforms, the need for a diverse range of programming is greater than ever. As trailblazers in independent content development, SeriesFest is a global marketplace and community for creators, industry professionals, and audiences to come together.

The annual SeriesFest takes place in Denver, Colorado – the birthplace of cable television. With opening night at Red Rocks Amphitheater and five full days of in-competition screenings, panels, and network sneak peaks and premieres, SeriesFest gives a platform for compelling and creative content while celebrating television history and engaging in meaningful dialogue.


Randi Kleiner
Founder and CEO

Randi has worked in the entertainment industry for many years and developed an interest for storytelling and episodic content early in life, beginning when she saw her first episode of I Love Lucy. In addition to serving as founder and CEO of SeriesFest, Randi also owns Trifecta Studios, an Event Production Agency, that works with major brands including Marc Jacobs, WWD, Sephora, Brooks Running, Godiva, and Pepsi to produce experiential events around the world. Utilizing emerging trends, talents, and technologies, Trifecta Studios generates custom marketing campaigns that include creative brand integration and consumer activations. She also recently teamed up with Vulcan Productions, Oceanic Preservation Society and Obscura Digital to produce major projection events on the Empire State Building and Vatican for the Racing Extinction Campaign. Randi previously produced events for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, including the renowned 17-day New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and the prestigious Chaplin Award Gala.


Kaily Smith Westbrook
Founder and CCO

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Kaily is a graduate of the University of Southern California's BFA acting program. After graduating in 2005, Kaily’s love of storytelling bore life to her production company, Red Ladders Entertainment. Simultaneously with developing and producing plays, episodic content and feature films under RLE, she has continued to act professionally on screen and stage in projects such as NBC's The Office, the CW's Gilmore Girls, Universal’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Broadway’s The Performers, among others. In 2009, Kaily created, wrote, and starred in the successful web series MERRIme.com, which has provided her with a unique insight into the entertainment industry. With SeriesFest held annually in Denver, Kaily is thrilled to have everything come full circle.  


Brian Brooks
Managing Director

Brian Brooks co-produces several programs at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, including its popular year-round talk series with filmmakers and talent, and oversees the organization’s industry outreach and special. He also spearheads specialty box office coverage for Deadline Hollywood with twice weekly columns. Brian has regularly attended film festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Korea since serving in his former position as managing editor of Indiewire, where he wrote daily interviews, news stories, event coverage and photography throughout the 2000s in addition to guiding the daily content of the site. A native of California, Brian spent a year-and-a-half living in Japan following graduation from UCLA in the late '90s. He has served on festival juries at SXSW, Seattle, Denver, Sarasota, Cleveland and Florida film festivals.


Justin Klosky
director of Business development

A graduate of New York University with a BFA in Drama and a BS in Computer Applications, Justin currently resides in Los Angeles as Founder and Creative Director of the O.C.D. Experience, a national organizational consulting firm catering to a high-profile list of clientele and is author of the book Organize & Create Discipline: An A-Z Guide to an Organized Existence published by Penguin Random House.Justin also continues his professional acting career, most known for his contract role on Guiding Light, starring in 115 episodes, with additional credits including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the upcoming film People You May Know currently in post-production. Fusing together his passion for acting and the arts, experience in the television industry, and business and development know-how, Justin is proud to be a part of SeriesFest, founded on the key mission of bringing the vital independent television movement to a global audience.

Kristin Nolan
Claire Taylor

Etai Benson
Leanne Agmon
Caleb Ward

Rachel Clair
Arielle Shannon

Haley Mednick

Joanna Black
Shauna Steele
Bita Khorrami
Sarah Poppitz
AC Crockett

Additional Support
Greene Advertising Agency
Elwoodz Digital Experience Agency
Fanology Social Media Agency

Director of Festival Operations
Director of Special Programs
 Strategic Partnerships
Programming Manager, IPC
Programming Manager, Late
Programming Coordinator
Director of Storytellers
Storytellers Initiative Coordinator

Associate  Director of Marketing
Associate Director of
Social Media Coordinator
Director of Music Programming
Director of Hospitality
Hospitality Coordinator

Advisory Board
Josh Charles
Tom Cunha
Ida Darvish
Charlie Ebersol
Britta Erickson

Seth Gabel
Amy Harris
Tim Kazurinsky
Eric Kuhn
Kim Leadford
Tom McGowan
Keith Patterson

David Quinn

David Quinney
Sherwin Shilati
Krista Smith
Tara Smith
Shelley Stevens
Brian Swibel
Emma Tillinger
Ken Tuchman

Meredith Wechter
Adam Westbrook
Kim Zimmer

Randy Zisk
Donald Zuckerman

Owner, Brigade Marketing
Actress & Producer
Festival Director, Denver Film
Writer & Producer
Deputy Director, Film Society of
Lincoln Center
Writer & Actor
Head of Marketing, Layers 3 TV
CEO, StarStream Entertainment
Director & Producer

CEO, Film Bank Entertaiment
and Producer
Co-founder and Chairman,
Founding Partner, Fanology Social
Director & Producer
West Coast Editor, Vanity Fair
Writer & Producer, NBC and
Producer & President, Sikelia
CEO, Teletech
Talent Agent, WME
Writer & Producer, NBC
and HBO
Film Czar of Colorado

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