SEE YOURSELF digital series contest now accepting pitches!

 

The SEE YOURSELF digital series contest is now accepting story pitches focusing on themes relevant to LGBTQ audiences.  The Call for Pitches period is open and entries are due by August 19, 2016 ... 11:59pm pacific.

To enter, submit a 1-2 minute pitch for your digital series.  They can be dramatic, comedic, docu-style, or thriller/horror/sci-fi themed.  And, even if you don't enter, you can still vote for the top finalists starting on August 30.  The winner will be announced September 19.

 

GLAAD is a partner with Project Greenlight Digital Studios and Section II in awarding a filmmaker or filmmaking team $5K and a development deal to produce a digital series with Section II and Adaptive Studios.  GLAAD will join their creative partners in evaluating content and judging finalists.  Ray Bradford, Director of Programs, Entertainment Media, shared:

"In creating a vehicle to amplify the voices of LGBTQ people, GLAAD is excited to work with our partners on this new and dynamic initiative.  We look forward to seeing a wealth of creative pitches within this open call period, and to provide a platform for filmmakers to produce their very own digital series."

You can find contest Guidelines, Key Dates, Rules and FAQ's at the SEE YOURSELF Digital Series site.

GLAAD Accelerating Acceptance 2016The need for original, creative and diverse LGBTQ content is all too apparent when you analyze the findings within GLAAD's annual entertainment industry studies.  As found within the 2015 Where We Are On TV report, only 25 (4%) of the 881 regular characters expected to have appeared within the 2015-2016 broadcast primetime season were identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.  And of the 126 releases counted from the major film studios within the 2016 Studio Responsibility Index, only 22 (17.5%) contained LGBT characters.  In partnering to create the SEE YOURSELF digital series contest, GLAAD advances its mission of accelerating acceptance by pushing for more LGBTQ characters and substantive storylines.