As part of Power Women Summit 2021 and in partnership with Lifetime, WrapWomen presents PitchFest, an inaugural contest inviting emerging female filmmakers to submit proposals for narrative feature films, especially women-themed thrillers. The contest, which is now open for submissions, will provide one up-and-coming filmmaker a development deal with Lifetime and the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best to bring her project to the silver screen. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2021.
A slate of finalists will be chosen during the Power Women Summit, which will be held December 7-9, 2021 and featured on TheWrap’s website. A team of Lifetime development executives will choose the final winner, who will be paired with a screenwriter to develop a script. The PitchFest winner will be announced after the Power Women’s Summit.
“WrapWomen is overjoyed to work with Lifetime to launch the first-ever PitchFest, which will further empower female voices in our industry,” said Sharon Waxman, founder and editor in chief of TheWrap. “We know that this new generation of filmmakers has important stories to tell, as well as the talent to do so, and we cannot wait to help bring one of them to life.”
“We are thrilled to partner with TheWrap for this new Broader Focus opportunity to help a woman break in, before she breaks out,” said Tanya Lopez, EVP Scripted Content, Lifetime and LMN. “Lifetime is honored to have been part of so many women getting their first chance at writing, directing, acting and so much more, so we could not be more excited to be a part of the journey for this emerging female filmmaker.”
To submit a project for consideration, filmmakers must provide a bio, headshot, treatment or synopsis, and a three to five minute video pitching their project. Filmmakers may include supporting materials such as a look book, pitch deck, or a filmmaker reel as well.
The Power Women Summit is the largest annual gathering of the most influential women in entertainment, media and technology. The event aims to inspire and empower women across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives. This year’s summit will provide three days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking around the globe – to promote this year’s theme, “Represent.”
For more information on PitchFest and to submit your film pitch please visit the official PitchFest website.
WrapWomen is a power base of influential women of entertainment, media, technology and brands committed to changing the face of their industries. Through media and live events, we provide a platform to accelerate the vision of women who are building towards a more equitable world. Our events attract a broad network and community of professional women who are decision-makers and mothers, leaders and wives, innovators and activists. Past speakers have included Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Emmy-winner Elisabeth Moss, Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winner Cynthia Nixon, author Margaret Atwood, Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Beach Volleyball, Kerri Walsh Jennings, NASA Astrophysicist Andrea Razzaghi and LinkedIn CMO Shannon Stubo.
Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies and breakout non-fiction series and documentaries. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation. Follow Lifetime Publicity on Twitter and Instagram. A+E Networks Official Press