In 2017, Ubisoft Motion Pictures announced a paid fellowship program meant to attract and highlight female voices within the entertainment industry. In an effort to gain a fresh perspective from talented writers, The Women's Film and Television Fellowship welcomed Mishna Wolff and Tasha Huo as fellows in film and television, respectively. The fellowship has now resulted in adaptations for a feature film based on Werewolves Within, the virtual-reality game of mystery and social deception, from Wolff and a television pilot based on Child of Light, the hand-drawn two dimensional role-playing game inspired by fairytales, from Huo.
The program enabled Wolff and Huo to research and take inspiration from Ubisoft's library of IP for potential development ideas over the course of six months. During this time, Wolff and Huo took part in an open-door mentorship program with Director of Film Development Margaret Boykin, Director of Television Development Danile Kreinik, and Head of Film and Television Jason Altman.
"We were impressed with Tasha and Mishna from the start and have been absolutely blown away by their takes on our brands. We are excited to move into the script phase with them as it was exactly the outcome we were hoping for," said Kreinik.
The Women's Film and Television Fellowship will continue into 2018 as Ubisoft Motion Pictures looks for two more candidates to take part in the six-month program. Those looking to follow in the footsteps of Wolff and Huo may apply for the fellowship beginning November 1, 2018 through their agents and managers.
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