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2020 Women Writing Competition Winner Announced

April 17, 2020

SeriesFest and Big Swing Productions are proud to announce that Christina YR Jun is the winner of this year's Women Writing Competition, a script writing competition designed to discover and celebrate bold new series with a distinctly female perspective. Jun, a Korean–American director and writer who shares authentic human stories through the Asian-American and female experience with her original script Jackpot, will receive a year-long development deal with Big Swing Productions and a live read of her script with professional actors. 

“We've really enjoyed our collaboration with SeriesFest. We share a common mission of embracing and uplifting female creators. Christina is a powerhouse talent and we look forward to working with her on Jackpot.” - Kyra Sedgwick, Co-Founder of Big Swing Productions

“I am thrilled to be working with the incredible women at Big Swing Productions and to see this pilot series evolve, thanks to their talent and support. A huge thank you to SeriesFest for creating this amazing opportunity and forging such meaningful collaborations!” - Christina YR Jun

About Christina YR Jun

Christina YR Jun is a Korean–American director and writer whose work advocates for marginalized voices in mainstream media and strives to share authentic human stories through the Asian-American and female experience. Most notably, her work has been selected at multiple film festivals including the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Short Film Showcase, Bentonville Film Festival, and CAAMFest. Jun has also co-directed Samir, a feature film funded and distributed by Warner Bros Studios which premiered at Heartland International Film Festival 2019. Most recently, Christina directed Happy Ending, a comedic film in Shanghai exploring the theme of reincarnation. Christina also works in the medium of theatre, having worked with various companies around the country including the Goodman Theatre (Chicago), East West Players (LA), and Center Theatre Group (LA). Christina is an alumni of Yale School of Drama’s directing lab, has a BA in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an MFA in film directing and screenwriting from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

About Big Swing Productions

Formed in 2018 by Kyra Sedgwick, Meredith Bagby and Valerie Stadler, Big Swing Productions is committed to celebrating new heroes and amplifying bold voices. Focusing on stories with heart and purpose, we believe that when talent meets opportunity, magic happens. We all deserve the chance to take a BIG SWING.

Learn more about Women Writing Competition: https://seriesfest.com/artist-initiatives/women-writing-competition