Virgin Teams Up With SeriesFest for the TV and Content Festival
20th Jun 2016
Virgin Produced, the TV and film production arm of Richard Branson's Virgin Group has just teamed up with SeriesFest for the Independent Pilot Competition. Together they will chose up to eight pilots, which will then be distributed across the airline's airlines ? Virgin Australia and Virgin America, as well as Virgin Hotels Chicago for two months.
The 2nd Independent Pilot Competition will include 34 independent pilots from around the world and will include some well-known names, including George R.R. Martin and "Game of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams, which will feature in Harry Lloyd's (Viserys Targaryen from GOT) "Supreme Tweeter" and "Hart of America", a comedy starting Amber Ash (voices Pam Poovey on "Archer").
Speaking about the pilots, Virgin Produced Chief Executive Officer Jason Felts said:
"This new partnership with SeriesFest gives Virgin Produced access to creative and cutting-edge content that we believe will fit into the spirit of the Virgin brand and deliver entertainment to Virgin customers as they fly to their destination and enjoy our programmed entertainment."
Mr Felts added:
"Virgin Produced is always looking to associate with fresh voices and content creators who not only entertain but push the envelope with their art"
SeriesFest CEO and co-founder Randi Kleiner said:
"Virgin Produced is an incredible distribution partner with a trademark standard for quality and a vast reach that will allow audiences that are unable to attend SeriesFest in Denver the chance to discover and impressive selection of pilots while traveling worldwide."
It is not yet clear if Virgin Produced will take any of the pilots it selects and make a series out of them, so this would be a very good opportunity for Virgin Australia and Virgin America customers watch these exclusively.
SeriesFest will take place between 22nd and 26th June in Denver's Sie FilmCenter as its primary screening venue. The festival will feature the premier of BBC America's "The Hunt" for North America and previews of TBS's "Search Party", PBS's "American Epic" musical documentary and a new Netflix documentary series.
Virgin Produced was behind some major movie projects, including "Immortals", "Jobs", "Limitless" and 21 & Over".