10 fellows selected to participate in the inaugural Sundance Institute Producers Intensive will take place digitally on October 21-22, 2021.
Recognizing the immense challenges of creating work during this time and the dearth of existing opportunities for support, the Producers Intensive marks a new collaboration between the Sundance Documentary Film and Feature Film Programs to increase support for independent producers.
The Intensive provides creative, strategic and professional development support for early career fiction and nonfiction producers from traditionally underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their filmmaking career. The two-day program features interactive group sessions and round table conversations on topics including the producer/director collaboration, pitching, legal & business affairs, packaging and financing, and budgeting. It will be supplemented by a Sundance Collab self-guided curriculum and a legal workshop in partnership with the Cardozo Law School's Filmmakers Legal Clinic.
We are excited by our inaugural group of dynamic producers and inspired by their commitment to bold, impactful storytelling. We look forward to a rich, collaborative program and are grateful to our generous and accomplished advisors, including Allison Rose Carter (Zola), Nicole Compas (Ramo Law), Jennifer Dana (The Assistant), Greta Fuentes (MACRO), Megan Gilbride (Fathom), Mel Jones (Burning Sands), Ruchi Mital (We Could Be King), Kim Parker (Catch the Fair One), Kishori Rajan (Random Acts of Flyness), and Anya Rous (Pray Away).
The Sundance Institute Producers Program is supported by an endowment from the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Charitable Foundation, with generous additional support from Amazon Studios, Cinereach and SAGindie.