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Professional Development

At the heart of its mission, SeriesFest champions and empowers artists in episodic storytelling to share their stories on a global scale. SeriesFest proudly presents year-round opportunities for creators to connect, collaborate, hone their craft and learn from established industry professionals to move their projects - and careers - forward.

Check out our independent pilot competitions, scriptwriting competitions and student education initiatives for additional opportunities to cultivate your episodic storytelling craft.

Executive Elevation Mentorship Program

Not currently accepting applications. More details on the next cycle coming soon.

The Executive Elevation Mentorship Program aims to diversify the landscape of television's top decision makers. Mentees will be paired with top television, new media and digital executives of color in hopes of moving their projects and careers forward.

Writers' Room Series

SeriesFest has partnered with on a professional development opportunity for emerging writers in the independent episodic television. SeriesFest will invite select writers to participate in a three-day workshop and month-long follow-up led by Unreal Media with the goal of producing pitch-ready scripted episodic content.

In partnership with Unreal Media and Dilettante Productions

More details on the next cycle coming soon.

Women Directing Mentorship

Submissions currently closed. More details on the next cycle coming soon!

SeriesFest and Shondaland are proud to have partnered for the past two years on the Women Directing Mentorship -- a competition designed to discover aspiring female directors with a unique voice and provide a launchpad for their career.

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