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Meet the Up-and-Coming Director and Shondaland Mentorship Winner Shelby Blake Bartelstein

Shelby Blake Bartelstein jokes that she’s a “recovering actor” whose “gateway drug” was musicals in junior high. Her passions have served her well, though: The Chicago native went from the theater to applying that same spunky, eccentric outlook to commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands. One of her projects, “I Can’t Wait to Wash My Face: The Musical!,” from Olay, went viral and made its TV debut on the 2018 MTV VMAs.

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SeriesFest Conversations: Ashley Michel Hoban, Showrunner of ‘Dr. Death’

Ashley Michel Hoban serves as the showrunner of ‘Dr. Death’ on Peacock, and we had the opportunity to speak with her about season two of the show, before its release in December of 2023. As luck would have it, Ashley was in attendance at SeriesFest this year for a pair of panels, giving us the opportunity and honor of speaking with Ashley again, to follow-up with her regarding the show, now that season two is on the airwaves.

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Bentonville Film Festival Announces Additional Programming Lineup and Awards

Pitch-a-Thon Presented by SeriesFest
Friday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m. / Fermentation Hall at The Momentary
Five filmmakers with selections at the 2024 Bentonville Film Festival will participate in an exclusive live pitch session with top television, new media and digital professionals in hopes of moving their projects – and careers – forward. Panelists include Lisa Ann Walter (Actor/Producer/Comic), Sarah Minnie (Head of Artist Development + Production, OTV), Erich C. Smith (Agent, TCA), Elias Plagianos (Writer/Director), and moderator Claire Taylor (Director of Programming, SeriesFest). Filmmakers pitching include Sylvester Folks, Set Hernandez, Cynthia Kao, Liann Kaye and Gabriella Moses.

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The resurrection of ‘S.W.A.T.’ demonstrates how TV fans still hold sway

The ninth annual SeriesFest recently took place in Denver, Colorado, where I attended the event for the first time.

A celebration of episodic TV, the festival gathers creators and fans for several days of screenings, workshops and more.

I was there to moderate a discussion after the screening of the “Peak TV” episode of CNN’s new limited series, “The 2010s.”

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SeriesFest Season 9 Independent Pilot Competition Winners Include ‘Humanized,’ ‘Chanshi’ (Exclusive)

SeriesFest Season 9 unveiled its list of winners in the independent pilot competition at a ceremony in Denver on Wed, May 10. Jurors screened 55 pilots from creative voices around the globe at this year’s iteration of the television festival.

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Chelsea Handler Talks Weed, Tucker Carlson, and Politics Ahead of SeriesFest Headliner

The more some people say they are happy, the less likely you are to believe them. But when Chelsea Handler [is] happy, you can sense the genuine smile behind her voice. …Soon, she’ll headline SeriesFest at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. “I’ve never been to Red Rocks!” Handler says. “My first time will be there on stage. I can’t wait.”

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Six picks to introduce you to Denver’s SeriesFest | Arts news

If you haven’t been to SeriesFest, one of Denver’s signature entertainment events of the year, just think of it as a film festival for television. One where, for one week, Denver (oddly enough) becomes the epicenter of the TV universe.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Producers to Be Honored With Impact in Television Award at SeriesFest (EXCLUSIVE)

SeriesFest has announced the official lineup for SeriesFest: Season 9, which will be held from May 5 to 10 in Denver. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” producers will be presented with the SeriesFest Impact in Television Award at the annual festival, Variety can exclusively reveal.

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SeriesFest: Starz, Tubi, and Televisa Univision Execs Set for Innovation Talks Lineup (Exclusive)

Candid conversations with Kathryn Busby (President, Original Programming, STARZ), Wade Davis (Chief Executive Officer, Televisa Univision) speaking with Mike Fries (CEO, Liberty Global) and Adam Lewinson (Chief Content Officer, Tubi) will take place during the “Innovation Talks” event, TheWrap can exclusively reveal.

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