The application process is now open for its 2016 session, and will close June 30th. Submit all applications HERE.
In the workshop, participants will pitch, write, or work with a screenwriter, and develop a script for a short film that’s three to 10 minutes long and budgeted at $100,000. Once they have a final script, filmmakers will work with physical production to prep, create a budget, cast, shoot on the lot and edit with a full post production process. Warner Bros. will cover all production costs and salary for filmmakers for the duration of the fellowship. At the end of the workshop, participants will screen their film in a film festival that will be held for agents, managers, producers and film executives.
Participants will also be partnered with a Warner Bros. Pictures executive mentor as they work through the entire film production process, from pitch to final cut and premiere.
Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros. Pictures, came up with the plan and spearheaded the program, which has been in development for about two years.
“Our Emerging Film Directors Workshop continues Warner Bros.’ commitment to being the industry’s most talent-focused studio. There are so many bright, creative individuals at the threshold, who just need access to bring their vision and voice to a bigger audience. By providing that access, as well as a professional network and funding for a short film, Warner Bros. will play a small part in developing the next generation of great storytellers, whether they work in film or television, at our studio or elsewhere.” – Greg Silverman
Get your applications in before June 30th and good luck!