Stareable Fest L.A.
L.A.'s Premier Indie TV & Web Series Festival
Join us for a 3-day celebration of groundbreaking new shows and the next wave of iconic creators, April 28-30 in Venice, Los Angeles, CA.
About Stareable Fest
Stareable Fest brings together all levels of the industry — TV fans, creators, and industry execs!

Join us for a 3-day TV and web series festival featuring groundbreaking new shows and the next wave of iconic creators.

Screen our extraordinary selection of genre-redefining indie projects from around the world, party with your fellow creators, learn from industry executives, and discover what major TV organizations are doing behind the scenes.

Our action-packed schedule includes:
• Workshops and panels led by industry pros
• “Meet the Showrunner” - learn how top TV creators built their careers
• Our live 90-Second ‘Elevator Pitch’ competition
• The Stareable Fest award ceremony

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Presenting Sponsors
Stareable Fest L.A. 2023 is presented by Dell Technologies and NVIDIA, making workstation and monitor solutions purpose-built for creators like you. #DELLinsidecircle #NVIDIACreators
Festival Sponsors
1st Release (2/7—3/4)
Day Pass — $12
3-Day Pass — $19

2nd Release (3/5-3/18):
Day Pass — $14
3-Day Pass — $24

3rd Release (3/19-4/1):
Day Pass — $17
3-Day Pass — $29

4th Release (4/2-4/15):
Day Pass — $19
3-Day Pass — $34

Final (4/16-4/30):
Day Pass — $24
3-Day Pass — $44

The Rose Room
6 Rose Ave, Venice, CA
A hidden gem production venue just steps to the ocean
Date & Time
April 28-30
Full Event Schedule 
Our final schedule is about ready to be released! Follow us across all socials @stareable or check back here for updates.
Stareable Fest L.A. highlights include the following talks and discussions:
Talk & Discussion
The Devil's Confession:
The Lost Eichmann Tapes
How does a devastatingly true 75 year old Nazi coverup get unearthed and land on Amazon Prime? It takes a dedicated and experienced team to go from raw material to series.

Learn from Executive Producer Russ McCarroll how the materials were discovered; how the project was created; the partnership between MGM and SIPUR that brought it to light; and it ended up premiering in the US on Amazon Prime.
Join The Discussion
Saturday, April 29th at 3pm
Talk & Discussion
How to get staffed in a writer’s room
Writing for television used to be an apprenticeship, with writers moving up the ladder from season to season and show to show. But with shorter seasons, mini writers rooms, and squeezed comp, breaking in has never been harder. Come hear one writer’s story about how he has gotten staffed, what he suggests to new writers, and how he’s thinking about building his career.
Learn How To Get Staffed
Saturday, April 29th at 11am
Talk & Discussion
Meet the Showrunner
Our "Meet the Showrunner" series has become a marquee Stareable Fest event, connecting creators to TV showrunners who can share insights on what it takes to create television shows on the biggest stages. Stareable's community is filled with creators who have showrun their own indie projects. How can you position your career to get bigger opportunities? How do modern showrunners approach their craft?
Meet the Showrunner
Sunday, April 30th at 5pm
Talk & Discussion
How To Pitch
You’ve finished your project and now it’s time to pitch it to a producer, network, or studio. But producing a show is different from pitching one. When it comes to your pitch, you have to consider the structure, what to emphasize, and how to get executives interested in working together. Vox Media Studios’ Lily Ladewig will share how to do this and more.
Learn How To Pitch
Friday, April 28th at 3pm
Talk & Discussion
Meet the
Executive Producer
Our 'Meet the EP' conversations help connect creators to established executive producers who can share insights on what it takes to develop, sell, and produce a television show in 2023.

Understand what producers are thinking when they sit across the table from you during a pitch meeting, hear what they think about which projects the industry actually wants, and learn how they develop ideas into compelling, long-form, multi-season TV shows.
Meet the EP
Friday, April 28th at 5:30pm
Daily Happenings 4/28-4/30
Happy Hours & Creator Parties
Throughout your Stareable Fest weekend, we host several Happy Hour events and creator networking opportunities. We'll help you expand your industry network and find potential collaborators while you enjoy drinks and unparalleled vibes in a gorgeous L.A. beach setting.
Indie TV & Web Series Screenings
Fill your inspiration tanks with our diverse curation of creatively fearless, independent project screenings. From our hilarious comedies to jaw-dropping Sci-fi, thoughtful social commentaries to out-the-box animated adventures, you will discover your next favorite series at Stareable Fest L.A.!
In-depth Creator Workshops & Panels
Level up your creative toolkit and learn the inner workings of TV development from established show creators, producers, and execs. Stareable Fest provides various educational opportunities, from Virtual Production tech demos to interactive pitch workshops.

Our panels allow creators to join the conversation and share their thoughts on the industry’s most relevant hot-button topics.
Bernie Su,
3x Emmy Winning Creator,
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Ellen Rapaport,
Creator and Showrunner,
MINX on Starz
Brandon Arolfo,
Emmy Winning Producer,
Prideland, Self-Evident
Michael Melamedoff,
Emmy Winning Producer,
The Problem with Apu, Motherhood
Sonja O’Hara,
Emmy Nominated Creator,
Mid-Century, Doomsday
Lisa Fragner, VP,
Animation Development,
Disney TV Animation
Jeff Rake,
Creator and Showrunner,
Manifest on Netflix
Chris Brancato,
Creator and Writer,
Narcos on Netflix
Highlighted Event Schedule
The 90-Second Pitch Competition
Stareable Official Selections pitch LIVE for 90 seconds apiece to top industry judges. Judges will provide instant feedback, allowing creators and audiences to learn from the experience. What would you say if you walked onto an elevator with execs from your dream studios?
Stareable Fest Awards Ceremony
Join us to help crown the best of the best in web series and indie TV.

Prizes will be awarded in 12 categories:
• Genre prizes: Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Unscripted
• Craft prizes: Best in Acting, Best in Writing, Best in Directing, Best in Editing, Best in Cinematography
• The Audience Award
• Best Female Creator, Sponsored by AMC Networks
• Best Virtual Filmmaker, Sponsored by Dell Technologies and NVIDIA
 Join us on April 28-30 

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