Shonda Rhimes is a badass, and she knows it. The writer, producer and director of staple prime televison shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder is much more than her success of penning fantastic content with strong black female leads. Shonda Rhimes is a part of progress. She is helping to create space for the next wave of women. Her production company Shondaland has partnered with SeriesFest to launch a new Women Directing Mentorship.
The Women Directing Mentorship is an opportunity to shadow a Shondaland director during pre-production, shooting, and post-production work for a single episode sometime between June 2019 and June 2020. The mentorship will last up to three weeks, and the winner will be given $5,000 to assist with travel and accommodations.
Directors interested in applying need to provide a short introduction video to demonstrate their voice and why they deserve a mentorship, a reel or short film, and a resume. The festival will require all entrants to be 21 years or older and have three years of professional experience, however, the experience does not have to be directing.
For talented directors who happen to be women, that know they are badass too show Shonda. Submit by March 4th.