NBC’s annual initiative Female Forward aims to give female directors a pipeline into scripted television. We believe that collectively we can achieve gender parity among scripted series directors by systematically increasing the number of qualified women in the field. In the program, spearheaded by NBC President Jennifer Salke in partnership with acclaimed TV director Lesli Linka Glatter, selected female directors are given the opportunity to shadow on up to three episodes of an NBC series. Their experience culminates with an in-season commitment for each participant to direct at least one episode of the series she shadows.

Female Forward will begin with the 2018-19 season on 10 NBC series with the intent of expanding the number of directors and shows in subsequent years.

The submission window is open from Tuesday 1/9/18 through Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:59pm PT.

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