Ubisoft Film and Television Women's Fellowship Recipients Score Script Deals
Ubisoft's film and television division on Thursday revealed that the two recipients of the company's Women’s Film and Television Fellowship have signed script deals for their projects.
Mishna Wolff and Tasha Huo were announced as recipients of the fellowship in October. The program, which was launched last summer, was specifically designed to "illuminate female voices within the entertainment industry."
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Wolff will pen a film adaptation of the 2016 VR game Werewolves Within, while Huo will write a pilot for the TV adaptation of 2014's fairy tale-inspired action role-playing video game Child of Light.
As recipients, Wolff and Huo were given freedom to explore the game studio's massive library for potential development while also receiving one-on-one mentorship led by Ubisoft's director of film development, Margaret Boykin; director of television development, Danielle Kreinik; and head of film and television, Jason Altman.
“We were impressed with Tasha and Mishna from the start and have been absolutely blown away by their takes on our brands. We are excited to move into the script phase with them as it was exactly the outcome we were hoping for,” said Kreinik.
Ubisoft will continue the fellowship again this fall, commencing the application process on Thursday. As with its inaugural year, two female screenwriters will be selected for a six-month paid fellowship, providing mentorship and the opportunity to mine the video game studio’s portfolio for potential development into feature films and television series.
“This fellowship is about creating more opportunities for emerging female voices in film and television,” said Boykin. “We’re thrilled with the program’s success and look forward to continuing the fellowship with two new participants.”
by Lesley Goldberg