Call for Applications: Sundance Institute's 23rd Annual Independent Producers Conference
Presented in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, the Independent Producers Conference offers the unique opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with filmmaking, writing, and producing colleagues. The conference takes place from July 31–August 3, 2008.
This year, the Conference will focus on developments in the independent arena and explore the growing divsions and contradictions between mainstream and independent filmmaking. During this intensive weekend of panels, small group sessions, and one-on-one opportunities with some of the best minds in the independent film business, participants will delve into topics including marketing, distribution, finance, the elusive art of pitching and the overall changing climate of independent film production.
To apply for the Independent Producers Conference, go to www.sundance.org/ipc or email email@example.com for more information.
Application deadline is May 30, 2008
“Something that is often overlooked is that every movie begins and ends with the producer. A producer must be able to identify great material, develop it, find the right actors who enhance it, and make it with fiscal responsibility.”
- Graham Taylor, Endeavor Talent Agency
Head, Independent Department
Call for Entries: NBC's Comedy Short Cuts Festival
Announcing NBC Universal's Third Annual Comedy Short Cuts Film Festival, a unique showcase of short, comedic films and videos produced with a culturally diverse production team, cast, or theme.
NBC Universal uses this festival as a pipeline for uncovering and developing diverse talent in front of and behind the camera. Semi-finalists' films will be screened before an industry audience in New York in September in conjunction with the New York Television Festival and finalists will be sent to Los Angeles for an exclusive industry screening in October on the Universal Studios lot.
The winning filmmaker will be given the chance to pitch to NBC comedy development and meet with NBC Universal's top network, studio, cable, and film executives. Additional prizes and opportunities are soon to be announced. Check the website for a complete list of partners and prizes from our 2007 festival.
Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2008 so go to www.comedyshortcuts.net to find out how to submit your film and get the opportunity of a lifetime!
Call for Entries: Imagen Awards
IMAGEN AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRY DEADLINE IS JUNE 2, 2008
The Imagen Foundation is now accepting entries for the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards which will be held Thursday August 21st at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The official qualifications and categories along with the submission form can be down loaded from The Imagen Foundation website at: www.imagen.org. The Imagen awards were established 23 years ago to encourage positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film.
All parties who have produced feature film projects including that have been distributed theatrically or at a film festival or television projects that have aired from May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2008 are invited to submit. For more information, please call 626-836-6100.
Deadline Approaching: CBS Diversity Institute's Writers Mentoring Program
The deadline for applications for the sixth session of the CBS Diversity Institute's Writers Mentoring Program is June 1, 2008.
The Writers Mentoring Program helps aspiring writers to break in and move up in the business. Each participant is matched with two mentors - one is a senior level writer/producer on a CBS primetime series, the other is a CBS or Paramount TV creative executive. Participants meet regularly with their mentors for advice and support on improving their writing skills as well as career advice and guidance.
For more information and an application visit www.cbsdiversity.com.
Deadline Approaching: Independent Film Week (formerly IFP Market)
INDEPENDENT FILM WEEK| September 14 – 19, 2008 | New York City
Final Deadline Approaching! Submit your project today to Independent Film Week, formerly known as the IFP Market. Annually, more than 1,000 industry professionals attend Independent Film Week; more than 2000 pitch meetings are arranged with buyers; more than $100,000 total value in the form of cash, product donations & services are awarded, including $10,000 grant - the Fledgling Fund Award for Emerging Latino Filmmakers.
Deadlines & Fees
Closed - Emerging Narrative Screenplays (writers, directors seeking producers);
May 23 - No Borders Domestic Scripts (producers with partial financing)
May 23 - Spotlight on Documentary Works-in-progress (filmmakers in production or post).
* NEW in 2008, if your project is selected, participation is FREE.
* Submission fee: $60
* IFP membership required prior submission ($35 level minimum).
* To submit: www.independentfilmweek.com
* Contact: FilmmakerReg@ifp.org or 212.465.8200 x 222
Silver Screenwriting Competition - Enter by June 1st to Win
Enter The Silver Screenwriting Competition between today and June 1st and be eligible for a drawing to win a free pass to Jim Mercurio's Killer Screenwriting Class (a $1,200 value) AND a free copy of Pilar Alessandra's On the Page DVD. The drawing winner will be announced on June 2nd. Enter today at: www.silverscreenwriting.com