Propagate Content Teams With SeriesFest for Script Competition

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Propagate Content is joining with SeriesFest to help identify new voices in television.

The media company headed by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens will sponsor the festival's Storytellers Initiative for 2021. The annual SeriesFest, set for June 2021 in Denver, is accepting applications for the program now.

"Discovering new voices has always been central to SeriesFest, and Storytellers has been a vital part of our programming since the organization’s founding," said SeriesFest co-founders Randi Kleiner and Kaily Smith Westbrook. "Partnering with Propagate will bring these stories to audiences beyond the traditional opportunities that SeriesFest can provide and help to foster new creative voices in the episodic industry."

Said Silverman, Propagate's chairman and co-CEO, "Different, popular and world-entertaining voices and content can come from anywhere. We have always believed in supporting voices from all over the globe whether new or proven."

Applications are open for the Storytellers Initiative. Writers can submit a pilot script for the competition, and three finalists will take part in a two-day creative workshop (either in person in Los Angeles or virtually, depending on safety guidelines next summer) that includes sessions on pitching and mini writers rooms for all three scripts. The winner will receive a one-year development deal with Propagate and be flown to Denver for a live read of the script during SeriesFest, which is set for June 24-30.