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How Shondaland and SeriesFest Continue to Set Up Female Directors for Success

In the fourth year of the partnership, Shondaland’s commitment to expanding industry opportunities gains new ground.

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‘Fat Jesus’ Wins Pitch-A-Thon

Is Chicago’s next great comedy television series right around the corner? The Pitch-A-Thon initiative, powered by Denver/West Coast-based SeriesFest, Second City, and IFA Chicago is dedicated to discovering and nurturing the most promising independent episodic creators. The winner of the inaugural Chicago Pitch-A-Thon has been announced.

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Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Partners With SeriesFest

EXCLUSIVE: Janelle Monáe and her Wondaland Pictures have partnered with the non-profit SeriesFest on the ninth season of Storytellers, its Script Writing Competition spotlighting female-focused stories within the episodic arena.

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Spotlight Your Town Winner Announcement

SeriesFest and National Geographic Documentary Films have selected A.K. Sandhu‘s docuseries We Beg Your Pardon, America as the winner of the “Spotlight Your Town” initiative which supports an inclusive group of unscripted storytellers creating authentic, community-driven stories that embody the breadth and diversity of the people and places they represent.

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Candy Q&A | SeriesFest: Season 8

Watch a special Q&A after a screening of Hulu’s Candy (starring Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey) at SeriesFest: Season 8. Candy is a limited series that follows Candy Montgomery, a 1980s housewife and mother.

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Innovation Talk: W. Kamau Bell | SeriesFest: Season 8

You may know W. Kamau Bell as a stand-up comedian or the host of the Emmy-winning CNN docuseries “United Shades of America”, but you should know him as a prolific activist and creator with the recent Showtime docuseries, “We Need to Talk About Cosby”.

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What you missed as SeriesFest: Season 8

After a two-year in-person hiatus, SeriesFest finally made its way back to the SIE Film Center for its much anticipated Season 8. The six-day festival, which took place from May 5 to 11, featured everything from exclusive screenings to panel discussions with some of the biggest names in entertainment.

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SeriesFest Sets Season 8 Lineup, Starz’s ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ To Kick Off In-Person Event

SeriesFest, which returns for an in-person event, will kick off its Season 8 slate with a little bit of royalty.

On Thursday the annual television festival revealed the lineup, with Starz‘s new drama Becoming Elizabeth, set to get things started on May 5.

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