Film
Jun 2, 2016

WARNER BROS. PICTURES OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2016-2017 EMERGING DIRECTORS WORKSHOP

Application is now opened for the inaugural class of Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop – a new program announced by Warner Bros earlier in March this year. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for aspiring and underrepresented filmmakers to gain an education and experience in the studio filmmaking process.

WB 2Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures said in March: “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.”

Five emerging talents will be selected from the application pool to go through a 9-month intensive program, in which they will pitch, develop a script, create a budget, cast, shoot and edit a 3-to-10 min short film. Warner Bros. will provide the budget and salary for the filmmakers for the duration of the Workshop. The resulting short films will culminate in a showcase festival held for agents, managers, producers and film executives from across the industry.

Registration is open until June 30th and is open to all applicants. To apply click here.

Written by: Petra Lo