I once applied to this program years ago, but didn't get selected; I haven't applied since, mostly because of this whol blogging thing that's taken over my life in recent years :)
Disney's ABC Talent Development & Diversity initiative has played an integral part in helping to launch a few successful careers in the entertainment industry.
Its programs are designed to attract, develop and staff talents from diverse backgrounds and life experiences in either creative or production positions.
Those accepted into the talent development programs are given the opportunity to hone their skills and perfect their craft under the supervision of network and studio executives, producers, writers and/or episodic directors.
The finalists selected for the 2012-14 ABC DGA Directing Program have been announced, selected from an abundance of solid quality entries, with each submission judged by a combination of programming executives, talent development executives, ABC series producers and DGA members.
Many factors weighed into each piece of material’s score including pacing/execution of storytelling, emotional resonance, visual appeal, technical execution, performances and overall production value.
Congratulations to those of you who have been selected - a list that follows below, and that includes a few names many of you will immediately recognize, like Karamuu Kush (the winner of the 3rd Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge), Rashaad Ernesto Green, Jerry LaMothe, Tina Mabry, Moon Molson, Nzingha Stewart and others.
The full list follows below (congrats to all and good luck with what comes next!):
2012-14 DIRECTING PROGRAM FINALISTS
Monique Gabriela Curnen
Risa Bramon Garcia
Rashaad Ernesto Green
Velvet Andrews Smith