Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez has launched Green Label Studios: Open Call, a project which provides aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to win a $250,000 production grant to create content for Green Label’s website. Plus, the winner gets a mentorship with Rodriguez, and executive producer-writer Roberto Orci (“Star Trek Into Darkness”).

All video entries will be judged by Green Label and sponsor Mountain Dew’s editorial teams, with 10 finalists each receiving a $10,000 production grant to create a special piece of content for DEW.  Finalists then present their work to a Green Label Studios panel this summer in New York City.

In the end, one filmmaker will receive the $250,000 top honors. More info is here.

Rodriguez was just at SXSW, promoting his TV debut "From Dusk 'Til Dawn" as part of the fest's new episodic series.