Today, International Television and Content Festival SeriesFest announced a partnership with actress Rose McGowan and her production company Damage Inc. Productions to present “Featuring Women Initiative” Script Competition. The competition will seek new episodic content about, for, and featuring women, offering artists the opportunity to create unique and powerful work.
“Damage Inc. is looking for screenwriters who are interested in bringing substantial women to life via episodic storytelling,” said McGowan. “We are looking for any genre except slasher films or superhero series. They can be psychedelic, true to life, comedy, tragedy, etc., yet must be intelligent, smart, fierce and moving. Society is in dire need of voices that are not from within the Hollywood ecosystem. I know what’s available there, which is why I am looking for you and your writing talents. If you’d like to be part of changing the system, if you’d like to see yourself or a better version of yourself onscreen, please submit.”
McGowan is best known for playing Paige Matthews in supernatural drama series “Charmed.” She has also appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof,” “Scream,” “Encino Man,” and “Monkeybone.” Her film, “Dawn,” was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and qualified for an Academy Award in 2015.
Submissions and entry fees are due by October 1st, with a late deadline of October 15th. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges and finalists will be notified by the week of December 5th to set up meetings with Rose McGowan and SeriesFest. For more information on submissions, please visit the SeriesFest website.