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Women Writing Competition

In Partnership with Big Swing Productions

Broadening its mission to cultivate opportunities for and about women, SeriesFest is proud to partner with Big Swing Productions (founded by Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winner Kyra Sedgwick, Meredith Bagby and Valerie Stadler) for the Women Writing Competition to discover and celebrate bold new series with a distinctly female perspective. The script writing competition gives female artists the opportunity to share diverse ideas through visual media and create unique and powerful roles for women. The winning artist(s) will receive a year-long development deal with Big Swing Productions and a live read of her script with professional actors.



Interested participants should submit a pilot script for a female-centric episodic story along with a series regular and recurring character descriptions. We are accepting concepts for a 30-minute or 60-minute series. Visit the Women Writing Competition submission page for more information on guidelines, entry materials, entry fees and key dates. 

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Finalists will be notified late January/early Februrary 2020 to set up meetings with Big Swing Productions and SeriesFest. A winner will be announced as soon as possible following the interviews. Unregistered submissions will not be reviewed!



Int. Dining room - night Scott walks in from his stressful job. His gorgeous wife has made him a beautiful dinner, she’s so proud of him.

You remember her, right? We met her earlier at Pilates with her best friend. 

You know this show. It’s not us.

At Big Swing we tell stories about messy, complex characters. Characters we recognize. Because the women we know, the women we are, are messy and complex. 

We all view the world  through the lens of our own experiences, triumphs, and failures. We want the world to see your story, through your lens.

There’s a movement happening, Come join us.



Formed in 2018 by Kyra Sedgwick, Meredith Bagby and Valerie Stadler, Big Swing Productions is committed to celebrating new heroes and amplifying bold voices. Focusing on stories with heart and purpose, we believe that when talent meets opportunity, magic happens. We all deserve the chance to take a BIG SWING.

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