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Robert Rodriguez Launches Content Creation Contest with $250K Grand Prize Plus Mentorship

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 13, 2014 at 2:56PM

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”).
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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.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.