Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Institute Unveils Creative Producing Program Fellows

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Institute Unveils Creative Producing Program Fellows

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Eleven fellows to participate in Utah session.

Sundance Institute announced on Friday that the Creative Producing Program will convene in Utah from July 31-August 6.

The initiative includes 11 feature film and documentary filmmakers alongside 90 filmmakers and industry leaders.

The Creative Producing Program champions the current and next generation of producers, supporting creative vision and best practices from development through distribution in a rapidly changing ecosystem.

It applies to scripted and nonfiction storytelling from global content creators. The support apparatus includes Labs, the annual Summit, year-round mentorship, granting, financing education and matchmaking, distribution education and strategy, and network and community building.

The Institute’s annual Producers Awards, supported by Amazon Studios, also contribute to this goal, and recognise a fiction and a nonfiction producer at the Sundance Film Festival Producers Lunch.

“We have long recognised the crucial role independent producers play in finding, shaping and advocating for original voices in filmmaking,” Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam said. …

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