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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.

Pitch-a-thon! Roadshow

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Independent content creators will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive live pitch session with top television, new media and digital execs in hopes of moving their projects - and careers - forward.

Why Oklahoma?

Located just south of the geographic center of the United States, Oklahoma is equidistant from Los Angeles and New York City. Across its 77 counties, you’ll have access to 12 distinct eco-regions where you can experience everything from trademark Great Plains and sweeping prairies to the unexpected lush forest, expansive plateaus and sand dunes.

How It Works:

Writers submit to participate in this unique opportunity and 4-5 writers are selected to pitch their new series ideas to a panel of industry experts, curated by SeriesFest. Once selected to pitch, writers receive coaching from Working Artist Group to refine their pitch as well as a SeriesFest alumni mentor for one-on-one feedback before the event. All writers will get to watch the pitches and feedback live, providing an exciting educational opportunity for everyone.

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Executive Elevation Mentorship

The Executive Elevation Mentorship aims to diversify the landscape of television's top decision makers. Fellows will be paired with top television, new media and digital executives of color in hopes of moving their projects - and careers- forward. As part of our mission, SeriesFest will curate a dedicated group of mentors and mentees to spark change in the landscape of the tv/film/media industry at the leadership level.

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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