SeriesFest has teamed with Kyra Sedgwick, Meredith Bagby and Valerie Stadler’s Big Swing Produdctions for its Women Writing Competition. SeriesFest and Big Swing will celebrate the partnership with an invite-only reception Monday at the Sundance Film Festival honoring female creatives.
SeriesFest is seeking new series and narratives from female creators. Scriptwriters have from January 28-July 26 to submit original work. The competition winner will receive a year-long development deal with Big Swing Productions and the opportunity for a live read of the script with professional actors.
“We couldn’t ask for a more like-minded partner for the ‘Women Writing Competition’ than Kyra and Big Swing Productions,” commented Randi Kleiner and Kaily Smith Westbrook, SeriesFest co-founders. “Their mission, like ours, is to amplify these often-unknown voices and their work embodies exactly what this initiative, and SeriesFest, is all about. We’re excited to work with them to discover new female screenwriters and lead the charge in providing meaningful opportunities for women in the storytelling space.”
“Big Swing is thrilled to be partnering with SeriesFest to elevate women’s voices and presence in television,” added Sedgwick. “Everyone views the world through our own experiences, triumphs and failures. We are excited to see and share your stories through your lens.”
Submissions and entry fees are due by July 26, 2019. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges and finalists will be notified by Fall 2019. Additional details can be found at http://www.seriesfest.com.