Film Independent is launching its inaugural Documentary Lab slated for March and April, 2011 in Los Angeles. The Lab is described as an "intense seven-week program" that will provide creative feedback and story notes to the selected filmmakers as well as help to filmmakers on strategizing the completion, distribution and marketing of their film. Additionally, the aim of the program is to "advance the careers of Lab Fellows by introducing them to film professionals who can advise them on both the craft and business of documentary filmmaking." Lab Fellows have one-on-one meetings with established documentary filmmakers (directors, producers, editors), and other industry professionals who act as advisors on the participants’ projects. For more information, visit the Film Independent website.