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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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SeriesFest Renews Partnership With Shondaland For Third Cycle Of Women Directing Mentorship Competition

EXCLUSIVE: SeriesFest and Shondaland have reunited to highlight a new generation of directors with the return of the Women Directing Mentorship competition.

First launched in 2018, the Women Directing Mentorship is a competition designed to discover aspiring female directors with a unique voice and provide them a launchpad for their career.

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SeriesFest And Shondaland Select Tamika Miller As Winner For Women Directing Mentorship

SeriesFest and Shondaland have announced Tamika Miller as the winner of their annual Women Directing Mentorship.

The Women Directing Mentorship was first launched in 2018 as a partnership between SeriesFest and Shondaland, founded by Shonda Rhimes who is a champion of inclusion in front of and behind the camera.

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SeriesFest Renews Partnership With Shondaland, Introduces Executive Elevation Mentorship Program (EXCLUSIVE)

SeriesFest is expanding its commitment to female-forward initiatives, renewing its partnership with Shondaland, introducing an Executive Elevation Mentorship Program and presenting a live-streamed roundtable discussion about the current state of parity in the industry, Variety has learned exclusively.

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Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland Partners With SeriesFest for Female-Director Initiative

SeriesFest has partnered with producer Shonda Rhimes’ company Shondaland to launch a new initiative supporting female television directors.

The Women Directing Mentorship will be an expansion of SeriesFest’s Featuring Women platform, and will offer participants the opportunity to shadow a director for an episode of a Shondaland production.

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Lady A Reflect on Band History, Red Rocks Milestone

“We’re all so much more present than we have been in a long time,” says singer Hillary Scott, prior to the trio’s SeriesFest debut at famed venue [Red Rocks Amphitheatre]

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Season One Recap Video

Hello, world! For the first time ever, SeriesFest brought independent episodic creators and industry professionals together to celebrate the power of television.

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