Partner News 7/22/22

Posted by on August 18, 2022

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Ready Set Prep with Catherine Hardwicke


Join Film Fatales on Saturday August 27th at 10am PT for a hands-on workshop with writer/director Catherine Hardwicke (Cabinet of Curiosities, Mafia Mamma, Twilight, Miss Bala, Lords of Dogtown, ThirteenTwilight, Miss Bala, Lords of Dogtown, Thirteen) as she discussed her journey from pre-production to final screening in her MasterClass presentation. Ready Set Prep details Catherine’s preparation process for film and television projects with clips, storyboards, shot lists, rehearsal practices, drawings, and more. With support from community partners Film Independent.


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FilmMarket Hub: OPEN CALL FOR THE U.S.!

Courtesy of FilmMarket Hub

The FilmMarket Hub has launched the first U.S Online PitchBox. This new virtual pitch event will dedicate itself to discovering high-quality, unproduced features and scripted series!


Selected filmmakers will be matched with leading companies in the industry, such as NBCUniversal, Blum House, Film Nation, Lionsgate, and many more. These creators will then meet with each of the participating executives in one-on-one meetings to pitch their projects.


In addition, the full-service media company Buffalo 8 will award one Film project and one TV project with professional executive producer services (valued at $7,950 each). This will include comprehensive budgeting, scheduling, financial forecasting, and tailored consulting and executive producer support. Furthermore, all the selected projects will be awarded Final Draft screenwriting software (worth $249.99).



Submissions are open!
DEADLINE: August 17



For more information click here.



DGA Announces Key Dates For Its 75th Annual Awards Show

Courtesy of Deadline



With the 75th annual DGA Awards fast approaching, the Directors Guild of America has announced its Key dates for the ceremony. The event will be taking place this upcoming February at the Beverly Hilton.



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Starz Teams With NALIP, NFMLA for Development Program for Underrepresented Writers


Courtesy of Deadline


As part of Starz’s ongoing #TakeTheLead initiative to support inclusion behind the scenes as well as as onscreen, the network is launching a program to train scribes from historically excluded backgrounds in writing for premium cable. The Starz #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive is a first-time partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. Deadline to submit is July 29th. 


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Sundance Institute Names 2022 Uprise Grant Recipients

Courtesy of Deadline

The Sundance Institute has named Briana “Bree” Nieves (Arise! My Beloved), Naveen Chaubal (Pinball), Dillon Chitto (Pigeon), Kyle Casey Chu (Go Back Home), Kristine Gerolaga (Lamok), Osinachi Ibe (Tales From Under the Sun), Arielle Knight (Counting Down), J Mase III (The Black Trans Prayer Book), April Maxey (Work) and Phumi Morare (There Is Salt In The Water) as the fellows and projects for its 2022 Uprise Grant Fund.


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"American Carnage" is out now! A Horror masterpiece written and directed by The Hallivis Brothers and starring Jorge Lenderborg JR, Jenna Ortega and Eric Dane. Don't miss it!! 

Synopsis: After a governor issues an executive order to arrest the children of undocumented immigrants, the newly detained youth are offered an opportunity to have their charges dropped by volunteering to provide care to the elderly.


Money Matters: Fundraising For Independent Film

Courtesy of Film Fatales

Join Film Fatales on Friday, July 29th at 2pm PT for a conversation about film financing with Mynette Louie (Producer, The Population), Tamir Muhammad (Founder, Populace), Viviana Zarragoitia (VP, Three Point Capital) and Fanny Grande (CEO, Avenida). The constant search for funding is one of the hardest aspects of creating a film. Come hear from highly successful film producers and investors who will discuss different ways they have found financing for their films. We will demystify the process and answer your questions about how to find money for your projects. With support from community partners Women Independent Producers, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, PANO and The Gotham.

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Outfest at 40: Inside the Anniversary of L.A.’s LGBTQ Film Festival

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter


Read the highlight's on Outfest's 40th anniversary fest on July 14 that include the new 'A League of Their Own' series, a 20th-anniversary showing of 'Far From Heaven' and closing night film 'They/Them' set inside a gay conversion camp. 

Outfest executive director Damien S. Navarro also speaks with The Hollywood Reporter about the festival’s pandemic pivots, the role of a queer film festival in 2022 and the group’s ties to entertainment companies including Netflix.


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