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Sundance Institute 2014 Creative Producing Fellowship Now Calling for Submissions

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 11, 2013 at 1:34PM

The call for submissions for the Sundance Institute Feature Film Creative Producing Fellowship is now open. The year-long program for emerging American producers ready to take their next project to the screen focuses on supporting independent producers to develop their creative and strategic skills for a complex marketplace, and to encourage a holistic approach in their collaboration with directors and writers.
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The call for submissions for the Sundance Institute Feature Film Creative Producing Fellowship is now open. The year-long program for emerging American producers ready to take their next project to the screen focuses on supporting independent producers to develop their creative and strategic skills for a complex marketplace, and to encourage a holistic approach in their collaboration with directors and writers. 

The fellowship includes:

Feature Film Creative Producing Lab

Creative Producing Summit participation

Sundance Film Festival attendance

Sundance Industry Meetings at the Festival

$5,000 living stipend

$5,000 pre-production grant

Year-round mentorship from 2 Industry Advisors

Community building among Producing Fellows

Year-round support from Sundance Institute staff


In terms of eligibility, candidates must have produced at least one short or feature-length narrative or documentary film (no more than two narrative features total) and have a legally-optioned scripted narrative project in hand with a director attached. Candidates may not be the writer or director of the submitted project.

Deadline to apply: February 7, 2014. More info, including the application, is here.

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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.