“It is harrowing to have people know my deepest pain, but fear cannot stop this national convo that needs to be had.” – @rosemcgowan
Rose McGowan is continuing to push for tangible change in the industry after penning a short open letter about sexual assault and accountability on her Twitter Monday morning. In light of Rose’s extremely personal and brave recent revelations, can we please get this circulating. And let’s all leave a few kind words of support & solidarity for her, and the many survivors of rape and sexual assault.
Bustle has published an excellent article on the matter, please do check it out in addition to Rose’s open letter right below.
Dear Hollywood, pic.twitter.com/MYFSAi8P2t
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) 17. lokakuuta 2016
You may now check out Rose McGowan’s haunting short film, Dawn (2014), via Refinery29. They also did a very nice write-up on the film, calling Dawn a “masterfully subversive directorial début”.
If the character Dawn is marked by constraint and indecision, McGowan’s role in shaping her film was just the opposite. Taking the lead on the set design process, McGowan transformed her heroine’s world into a bubblegum-pink embodiment of the ’60s obsession with order. Moving through this bright landscape of neat ranch houses, pleated skirts, and sleek, new furniture, the film clearly reflects the post-war craving for a return to convention.
Rose McGowan is partnering with television festival SeriesFest on a scriptwriting competition called the Featuring Women Initiative. The aim of the competition is to search for new episodic content about, for and featuring women, offering artists the opportunity to share series that create unique and powerful roles for women.
Scriptwriters can submit concepts for 30-minute or 60-minute dark comedy or dramatic series with each pilot script focusing on a female-centric episodic story. Submissions will be judged from a three- to 15-page “Series Bible”, including log line, pilot summary, character breakdown, at least six future episode synopses and a five- to 10-page writing sample. The winner(s) will receive a writing deal with Rose’s production banner Damage Inc. Productions and the opportunity to work alongside McGowan to bring her show to life.
“Damage Inc. is looking for screenwriters. Writers who are interested in bringing substantial women to life via episodic storytelling”, says Rose McGowan. “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.”