Women in Comedy Program Application | YouTube Space NY
Starting Fall 2017, YouTube Space will launch a program aimed specifically at empowering women with the tools to succeed on YouTube through the creation of female-driven content that also inspired change through one of the most powerful of genres, comedy. From Tokyo to LA, all of the global YouTube Spaces will participate in this production program, followed by a global marketing, promotion and distribution plan that will apply to all videos created thru this program. YouTube Space New York will support at least 10 productions and will make selections via this application.

YouTube Space New York has allocated Studio D and Studio B to create female-driven content with the following production resources:
- customized sets, fully dressed with furniture, wall decor, etc. (Studio D or Studio B)
- custom lighting design using the lighting grid
- a small production crew (DP, sound recordist, 1 other of choice) for 1/2 - 2 production days at the Space*
- mentorship from WhoHaha and Elizabeth Banks to review your work!

*PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CREW. IF YOU'RE STILL INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING WITH THE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO APPLY HERE!

Studio D from October 2 - November 16 will house a 4-room set, inspired by environments that invite funny scenarios: restaurant/bar, doctor's office, work office, living room/bedroom. Check out the set images for Studio D: https://goo.gl/YwBvy3

Studio D from November 29 - December 16 will house a Ski Lodge set. Check out the set inspiration, images and layout for Studio D: https://goo.gl/2infLR

Studio B will also be available now through December! Studio B will house a newsroom/talk show/late night inspired set. Check out the set images for Studio B: https://goo.gl/3nkJgo

Creators greenlit for the production program will be given access to YouTube Space NY resources and dedicated sets for up to 2 full days for their production (9a-9p) from October 2 to December 15, 2017 at YouTube Space NY with a tentative release date in December 2017 - January 2018. (Additional shoots can be booked in other areas of YouTube Space NY on a first come, first serve basis).

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
- At least 50% of your video(s) created as part of this program must be shot at YouTube Space.
- The content of your video must be female-driven (see definition above).
- Your final video(s) must include the program branding (intro/outro video, end card, playlist links, hashtag, annotations, etc.) and should not be released until the official release date (mid-January date to be announced soon).
- We will ask that participating creators do not publicize their involvement until we've announced to do so.

HOW DO WE DEFINE “FEMALE-DRIVEN CONTENT”?
Videos featuring a protagonist who identifies as female or empowers women, in front of or behind the camera.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
-Mentorship & creative consultations from an industry professional at WhoHaha
-Mega-collab video participation
-Workshops & exclusive events
-Inclusion in global promotion strategy
-Potential opportunity to get a one-on-one consultation with Elizabeth Banks

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCTION?
All channels who are already qualified to use production resources at YouTube Space are eligible to apply: have a minimum of 10k subscribers, 0 channel strikes, and completed the “Unlock the Space” orientation.

All applicants will be notified on a rolling basis with first wave of acceptance on Wednesday, September 20 at 12:00PM ET. Please be as thorough as possible to help us better understand your creative pitch!

WANT MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM? VISIT OUR FAQ: https://goo.gl/QLLpid

Your Name *
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Channel Name *
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Channel Link *
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Current Subscriber Count *
As a reminder, creators must have at least 10,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel to qualify for this program.
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Twitter Handle (Link)
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Facebook Page (Link)
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What genre/vertical is your video/series? *
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Your Email *
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Project Pitch *
Provide a 5-10 sentence overview of your concept(s) for your video/series. Remember the below: 1) must be female-driven, 2) must be able to be shot at YouTube Space NY.
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Project Collaborators *
Who do you plan to work with? What directors, writers, producers, etc. will you put on your team for this shoot?
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Female-Driven Content: Part I *
Have you produced female driven content in the past?
Female-Driven Content: Part II
If Yes, please link to a sample video below.
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Production Availability *
Are you available to shoot and edit your video some time between October 2 and December 15 during hours of Space operation (Monday - Saturday, 9a-9p) at YouTube Space New York?
How much time will your production require? *
This question only pertains to the use of the sets on Studio D and Studio B. Other resources can be booked through the online booking tool (ie The Loft, Green Cyc, Studio A/Lobby).
Additional Notes
Anything else you'd like to mention? Please note if this is a modification of a previous request.
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