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SeriesFest and Canva Announce Partnership on New Programs to Empower Creators Across the Entertainment Industry

The multifaceted partnership will connect entertainment creators with resources, education and opportunities to connect with industry visionaries Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Sue Ann Pien, Patrick Macmanus, and Kelly Funke

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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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SeriesFest and Shondaland Announce Winner and Finalists of 2022 Women Directing Mentorship (EXCLUSIVE)

In partnership with Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, SeriesFest has awarded its 2022 Women Directing Mentorship to Gia-Rayne B. Harris.

The program first launched in 2018 and pairs rising female directors with established episodic directors on Shondaland-produced series.

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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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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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