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Executive Elevation Mentorship

Since the inaugural year of the Executive Elevation Mentorship Program in June 2020, our initiative has provided a unique opportunity for emerging executives of color to network, learn from their mentors, and hone their skills.

For the second edition, we've partnered with six mentors whose executive skill set covered a wide range within the tv industry. Mentors participating this cycle include: Emmy-nominated writer, producer, show-runner Diallo Riddle (Sherman’s Showcase, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon); Aaliyah Williams, Producer and Founder, Just A Rebel (Netflix’s Gentefied first-look deal with CBS); Samantha Militante, Director of Current Series at FX; Erich C. Smith, Agent at TCA; Eric Upshur, Executive Producer, Epic Studio Entertainment; and Ming Lee Howell, Unscripted Executive Producer, Marriage or Mortgage on Netflix, CNBC’s Cash Pad).

The mentees, selected by SeriesFest, have a six-month mentorship and one-on-ones with their mentors who advise on all aspects of their career, and help create networking advancement opportunities. In addition, the mentees will have regular check-ins with SeriesFest and industry guest speakers to further their industry knowledge and connections.

“After such an eye-opening year, continuing this mission to champion diverse voices has never felt more important.” - SeriesFest

How It Works:

Over six months, mentees and mentors meet at least once (virtually) per month for mentors to advise mentees on various aspects of their career - workshop resumes, provide counsel on career choices and help create networking and / or internship opportunities.

Additionally, the mentees, in addition to the mentors, will be flown out to Denver, CO for SeriesFest: Season 7, and to meet their mentors in person in June 2021.

Submissions for the next cycle are not currently open. Check back soon.

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