WarnerMedia OneFifty, the company’s content innovation studio, is supporting a new artist grant from the nonprofit NewFilmmakers Los Angeles.
NFMLA Co-Founder and Executive Director Larry Laboe said what sets NewNarratives apart from other talent identification programs is its “unlimited nature.” The program will consider episodic or feature film presentations of any theme or genre, and the specific size of the annual grant will depend on the needs of the selected project. “Funding for the WarnerMedia OneFifty project ranges from 10,000 micro-grants to larger grants of between $ 25,000 and $ 100,000, depending on the scope of the project and the proof of concept deliverables,” the organizers said in a statement. .
Any filmmaker from around the world who has written, directed or produced at least one short film that received a selection at the festival can apply for NewNarratives, and the organizers say Hollywood journalist that they will evaluate submissions with an “inherent” perspective for equal representation, says Laboe. WarnerMedia OneFifty Director Axel Caballero adds, “Innovation is driven by inclusion, and this is reflected in the artists, storytellers and filmmakers who go through OneFifty.
Through OneFifty, the grant recipient (one will be chosen this year) will have potential access to resources, content, expertise, and connections across WarnerMedia’s business portfolio, which includes its film, television brands. , digital and musical. WarnerMedia will have the first glance rights to the NewNarratives project, but the grant recipient will retain the intellectual property rights.
Filmmakers can apply to NewNarratives from July 19 to August 27 at the NFMLA website. The grant recipient will be announced on October 28.