SeriesFest and Shondaland have partnered for the past two years on the Women Directing Mentorship, a competition designed to discover aspiring women directors with a unique voice and provide a launchpad for their career.
The Women Directing Mentorship is anchored with the opportunity to shadow a director for an episode of a Shondaland original series. The mentorship includes shadowing the director during pre-production, shooting and post-production for a duration of up to three weeks, depending on the episode schedule. The winner will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations but will receive a $5,000 stipend to assist with these costs.
The regular deadline for the mentorship is Aug. 11. The final deadline is Sept. 14.
For more information or to apply, go to filmfreeway.com/SeriesFestpofessionaldevelopment.
The recipient of the inaugural mentorship, Rachel Myers, shadowed director Tessa Blake on Episode 306, Ice Ice Baby, of the Shondaland series Station 19 (ABC). Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.