Women's Writing Competition
2019 season now open
Final Deadline July 26th

About

Broadening its mission to cultivate opportunities for and about women, SeriesFest is proud to partner with Big Swing Productions (founded by Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winner Kyra Sedgwick, Meredith Bagby and Valerie Stadler) for the Women Writing Competition to discover and celebrate bold new series with a distinctly female perspective.

The script writing competition gives female artists the opportunity to share diverse ideas through visual media and create unique and powerful roles for women. The winning artist(s) will receive a year-long development deal with Big Swing Productions and a live read of her script with professional actors. 

Benefits

Grand Prize Winner:

  • A live table read
  • A year long development deal with Big Swing Pictures

Seriesfest is partnering with Kyra Sedgwick and Big Swing Productions to discover episodic content featuring female stories! The script competition provides artists the opportunity to share diverse ideas through visual media and create unique and powerful roles for women.

Rules

Eligibility

To be eligible for the contest, entrants must be female and aged 18 years or older. Limit one entry per person. Each entry must include only one (1) script. Entries must be written in English. Scripts must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by a third party.

Must Submit

  • Pilot Script: a pilot script for a female-centric story (not to exceed 80 pages in length). We are accepting concepts for a 30-minute or 60-minute series. 
  • Character Descriptions: Series regular and recurring character descriptions (not to exceed 3 pages)

For full information, please check out the FAQs here.