Ciara Wardlow - Open Pitch Session

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Particularly Interested in

Female-driven comedy and grounded genre features (i.e. still feasible in the under $10 mil range). Still want to have meaningful character arcs and some sort of message or other food for thought--genre as a vehicle. Maven is still relatively early in getting into the TV space, so particularly when looking at earlier career writers more interested in features as we're not staffing any rooms yet.

Seeking / Open To
Female Writers
Writers of Color
Writers of LGBTQIA+ Community
Writers Outside LA
Writers Over 40
Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
RomCom
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Budget Range
Up to $20MM
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
Miniseries
Limited Series
TV Homes
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Sub-Genres
Biopics
Books
Buddy
Coming-of-Age
Crime/True Crime
Dark Comedy
Documentary Adaptations
Dystopian
Female-Driven
Futuristic
Ghosts
Graphic Novels
High-Concept
Holiday
Latinx
LGBTQIA+
Political
Post-Apocalyptic
Psychological
Revenge
Road Trip
Romance
Socially Relevant
Supernatural
True Stories
Westerns
Workplace
Specifically Not Interested In

Projects with no female characters.

Trauma porn. Very interested in Black and other POC stories, but also considering the experience of the viewer who would most identify with the bodies on screen; if it's about the Black experience I want there to be more to take away from the story than Black suffering. Message matters, but this is also entertainment, some element of escapism (i.e. through a good sense of humor or another genre element) is strongly preferred.

Also, the Maven team really isn't into more intense horror (e.g. slasher, body horror) (though I will note that I as an individual am quite fond; the rest of our team doesn't really respond.)

More about Ciara Wardlow

Ciara Wardlow is the development coordinator at Maven Screen Media, a film and TV production company whose past titles include The Kindergarten Teacher, Driveways, Skin, and American Honey. She is also a 2021 Film Independent Project Involve Fellow in the executive track. As a freelance writer and critic, her bylines include The Hollywood Reporter, Film School Rejects, RogerEbert.com, and Pajiba. She is a graduate of Wellesley College.

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