Year Round Continuum of Support
Following participation in the Labs, Fellows receive a customized, year-round continuum of support to include ongoing creative and tactical advice from Sundance staff and designated advisors; targeted introductions to agents, managers, attorneys, showrunners, creative producers, executive producers, networks, digital distribution platforms, and others as needed; inclusion in the Sundance Institute alumni community, potential opportunities to observe the writers rooms of shows currently in production and for ongoing mentorships with episodic writers, directors and producers.
Advice for Applicants
The Feature Film Program's Lab programs are designed to give aspiring independent artists the skills and knowledge they need to pursue their craft. While the specific criteria for participation differs across our various programs, for all of our initiatives we are seeking passionate, bold, risk-taking, and creatively rigorous artists compelled to see their vision through to audience. Some things to think about while applying to any of our programs include your personal connection to the material, why you are passionate about this particular story, how you intend to realize the project creatively and logistically, and the impact you hope to have on audiences.
Support for the SUNDANCE INSTITUTE | YOUTUBE NEW VOICES LAB
The Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab is made possible with Founding Support from YouTube.
Support for the Episodic Lab
The Sundance Institute Episodic Story Initiative and Lab is made possible by Founding Supporters Lyn and Norman Lear, and Cindy Harrell Horn and Alan Horn. Leadership Supporters are A&E; Amazon Studios; AMC and SundanceTV; BET; Netflix; RT/features; Time Warner, Inc., Turner, HBO, and Warner Bros.; and HBO; and BBC America.
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