Featuring Women Initiative

In Partnership with Rose McGowan & Damage Inc. Productions

SeriesFest has partnered with Rose McGowan and Damage Inc. Productions to discover new episodic content about, for and featuring women. The script competition gives artists the opportunity to submit dark comedy and dramatic series which create unique and powerful roles for women. The winning artist(s) will receive a development deal with Damage Inc. Productions.


Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan is a writer/director/producer and former actress who knows Hollywood from the inside out and is determined to change the power structure through equality.

Her film, Dawn, was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and qualified for an Academy Award® in 2015. Dawn is available for viewing on YouTube because Rose wanted to promote art + thought. Helpful hint: Rose says that Dawn speaks for her taste and interests far more than any role she’s played in the past and hopes that submitted scripts are of that caliber.

Creative Inspiration

The films that have most inspired me as a young girl and as a woman are those with strong female leads. Women who overcame, women who brought it, women who were as strong as women can be. Films like Silence of the Lambs, Thelma & Louise, Working Girl, Alien and Aliens, Winter’s Bone, Norma Rae, Silkwood, Paper Moon, Rosemary’s Baby, Repulsion, Gone With the Wind; these are just a few examples of films with dynamic female characters. They are complex characters with complex internal lives. Think about how much more interesting Silence of the Lambs was because it was a female character. That is what I want to see on my screen, and since it’s largely absent these days, I have decided to make these films myself through my company, Damage Inc. Productions.

Damage Inc. is looking for screenwriters. Writers who are interested in bringing substantial women to life via episodic storytelling. Any genre except slasher films or superhero series. Can be psychedelic, can be true to life, can be comedy, can be tragedy. Must be intelligent, smart, fierce and moving. Society is in dire need of voices that are not from within the Hollywood ecosystem. I know what’s available there, which is why I am looking for you and your writing talents.

If you’d like to be part of changing the system, if you’d like to see yourself or a better version of yourself on screen, please submit. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Let’s do this.

Rose McGowan

Damage Inc. Productions

Submission Information

Entry Materials

Series Bible, 3-15 pages - including Log Line, Pilot Summary, Character Breakdown, and at least six (6) future episode synopsis
Writing Sample, 5-10 pages from the proposed script. Please, no sitcom, superhero or slapstick comedy samples or pitches.

Submissions Fees

Regular Deadline: October 1st - $25
Late Deadline: October 15th - $45


Winner receives a writing deal with Damage Inc. The winner will work alongside Rose McGowan to bring this show to life.

How it works

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Finalists will be notified in December to set up meetings with Rose McGowan and SeriesFest. A winner will be announced as soon as possible following the interviews.

If you are having trouble with the online form, please e-mail us at Submissions@seriesfest.com and we will be glad to help guide you through the process.


To be eligible for the contest, entrants must be aged 18 years or older. Limit one entry per person. Each entry must include only one (1) script. Entries must be written in English. Scripts must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by a third party.

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