2016 Creative Producing Feature Film Lab

Conceived as an initiative to develop and support the next generation of American independent producers, the Creative Producing Fellowship focuses on the holistic producer, who identifies, options, develops, and pitches material; champions and challenges the writer/director creatively; raises financing; leads the casting/packaging process; hires and inspires crew; and navigates the sales, distribution, and marketing arenas. The Creative Producing Fellowship is designed to hone emerging producers’ creative instincts in the scripting and editing stages, and to evolve their communicating and problem-solving skills at all stages of realizing a project. Fellows will attend a 5-day Lab focused on creatively strengthening their projects— from script to screen to the marketplace. The Lab offers producers the chance to explore their own creative take on material and to equip themselves with skills and experience in evaluating and developing material at the script stage and beyond. Scripts will be discussed in one-on-one sessions with Advisors, as well as in a collective notes process with the group. Case studies will be used to explore creative issues in the production and editing processes, while techniques in communicating with writer/directors and potential production partners will also be addressed.

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