The Lab will engage the expertise of industry leaders and established producers to address the following aspects of producing: funding and financing, sales and distribution, story development, contracts, tax credits, rights and licensing, budgets, and festival strategy.
In addition to the March Lab, participants will be able to take advantage of these additional opportunities:
- invitation to take part in a two-day film financing workshop immediately following the Lab, to take place March 23-24 in New Orleans (extended lodging available for participants who can attend)
- invitation to a separate convening in Los Angeles following the Lab to meet with LA-based industry (travel and lodging provided), dates TBD
- complimentary All-Access Pass to the 2019 New Orleans Film Festival October 16-24, 2019
- year-round support and mentorship from the New Orleans Film Society
PLEASE NOTE: This program is designed for individuals who are producing the work of others. You may not apply with a project that you are also directing.
It is FREE to apply, and open to anyone currently living and working as a producer in the American South, including Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
TIMELINE: APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019APPLICANTS NOTIFIED: February 15, 2019 SOUTHERN PRODUCER'S LAB: March 20-22, 2019
For participants outside of the Greater New Orleans Area, the program covers flight, lodging during the lab, and transfer to and from the New Orleans airport; travel will take place the evening of Tuesday, March 19th and the evening of Friday, March 22nd. Daytime meals are provided for all participants.
High school and under-graduate students may not apply.
For full details, visit https://neworleansfilmsociety.org/southern-producers-lab/.
THIS APPLICATION WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES TO COMPLETE. PLEASE CONTACT PROGRAM MANAGER KIYOKO MCCRAE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS APPLICATION: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.