Designed to give access and voice to new and underrepresented talent, the Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to gain an education and experience in the studio filmmaking process. Through the program, the Studio will also continue its tradition of working with and nurturing the talents of the best up-and-coming filmmakers.
The Emerging Film Directors Workshop will provide aspiring, underrepresented directors the ultimate opportunity to showcase their work to the film community after a nine-month intensive fellowship at Warner Bros. Participants will work through the entire film production process, from pitch to final cut and premiere. The inaugural class will have five filmmakers; registration is open to all applicants.
The Emerging Film Directors Workshop will take applications for its 2016 session from today through Thursday, June 30. Interested directors can submit their current resume, a short composition, a one-page proposal for their short film and a link to samples of any work they wish to submit.
More information about the program, eligibility and the submission process is available at http://filmworkshop.warnerbros.com.
Designed to recreate the features production process on a micro level, the Workshop will have participants pitch, write, or work with a screenwriter, and develop a script for a short film (3-10 minutes). 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 Workshop.
The Workshop will culminate in a film festival showcasing the directors’ work that will be held for agents, managers, producers and film executives from across the industry.