Syfy Films: More Good News for Fangirls?

Back in October, Syfy had revealed a collaborative deal with Her Universe to produce and sell Syfy Gear branded clothing for women.

Now, fresh on the heels of last week’s blog post about Syfy channel’s fangirl-friendly series Warehouse 13, yesterday Syfy and Universal Pictures announced the creation of a joint venture, Syfy Films, which “will leverage Syfy’s genre expertise to produce human and relatable theatrical releases from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, supernatural and horror.”

The Syfy Films press release emphasized that “Syfy has been incredibly successful in finding ways to produce compelling entertainment for a specific audience.” Given that lately those efforts have included shows like Warehouse 13 which have been deliberately targeted to a female audience, hopefully that means we’ll see more fangirl-friendly entertainment not just on Syfy television, but on the big screen as well.



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to