New Sloan-Film Independent Episodic Winner
Since 2017, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has partnered with Film Independent to award an annual grant to develop episodic content featuring science or technology themes and characters. The 2021 winner is Anna Vecellio, a graduate of AFI's MFA in screenwriting, for her historical limited series MARY MALLON. The series is based on the true story of "Typhoid Mary," the first typhoid carrier in America, and follows the doctor who found her. The grant comes with $10,000 and participation in a two-week virtual career development program that provides writers with feedback from industry veterans.
Past winners of the Sloan Episodic Grant include Mirella Christou for SEVEN ETERNITIES, Justin Lee for WELCOME TO THE SCENE, and Katherine Ruppe for LIFTOFF.
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