Q&A with Seed&Spark’s Emily Best and Program Finalists
Opportunities to break into the industry are continuously expanding, and at SeriesFest, you’re right at the heart of it. In 2016, in an effort to discover and bolster new and diverse talent in the sphere of independent television, SeriesFest and Seed&Spark announced their New Voice Crowdfunding Rally in partnership with Band of Outsiders, Fullscreen and Mastercard. Dozens of new projects launched during the funding rally, with characters and themes as varied as the audiences they aimed to connect with. In the end, 4 #NewVoiceRally finalists—Twentyfiveish, Karate Tortoise, Root for the Villian, The Fob & I— will premiere their teasers in competition for the grand prize: $30,000 from MasterCard and a development deal with Band of Outsiders, with the winner announced at a special cocktail party following the screening. Also premiering is the winner of Fullscreen's Straight-To-Screen prize Table Talk, who got to produce their full series this spring.