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Propelle Content Accelerator for women welcomes A+E Networks as a partner

Propelle Content Accelerator for women welcomes A+E Networks as a partner
The mentorship program for women creators from Everywoman Studios and Realscreen opens its annual call for entries.

The Propelle Content Accelerator initiative, a partnership between Realscreen and Abby Greensfelder’s Everywoman Studios, is welcoming a new partner to the fold for its next edition — A+E Networks.

Launched in 2020, the program supports up-and-coming women creators through project development and pitch mentorship designed to ensure more diverse voices are seen and heard in the non-fiction ecosystem.

The new partnership will see A+E Networks work with Everywoman Studios and Realscreen to determine which creators entering the program will move forward to be mentored by leading female executives within the non-fiction and unscripted screen content industry; finalists will also gain invaluable industry access via a pass to the 2025 Realscreen Summit in Miami.

The Propelle experience culminates in a private pitch session with A+E executives at the Realscreen Summit, where the winner will be awarded a $25,000 development deal.

“Bringing A+E Networks into the Propelle Accelerator ups the chances that the creators’ projects get made and brings outside-of-the-box projects and producers into the fold at A+E. So it’s a win-win and delivers on our goal of expanding access and opportunity for producers,” says Everywoman Studios CEO Abby Greensfelder.

“Our mission was to elevate Propelle’s reach and impact,” says Realscreen EVP Mary Maddever. “A+E’s support fulfills that, and signals a new phase for Propelle.”

“A+E Networks is thrilled to partner with Everywoman Studios and Realscreen on this exciting initiative,” said Rob Sharenow, President of Programming for A+E Networks. “Empowering women to find meaningful creative opportunities is at the core of our business. This is a fantastic way to ensure that fresh new voices and perspectives are heard.”

A+E is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally relevant brands in media, including A&E®, Lifetime®, and The HISTORY® Channel. The company produces best-in-class content that speaks to the power of authentic storytelling across genres.
• The HISTORY® Channel is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY® Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media and has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation.
• Celebrating 40 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series.
• A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, original programming that captivates viewers and brings them to the heart of the stories that matter. Through its distinctive brand of award-winning non-fiction and documentary programming, A&E always makes entertainment an art. 

Women creators who are interested in taking part can visit propelle.realscreen.com for more information. The deadline for entries is Friday, August 16, 2024.
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