An intensive, week-long program designed to help creative, independent producers develop their skills
The Producing Workshop helps further the careers of its participants (“Fellows”) by introducing them to Hollywood professionals who can advise them on both the craft and business of independent producing. In addition to attending?sessions with legal, financial and production experts, each Producing Fellows will be paired with an experienced Business Advisor with whom they?ll work to develop their project over the course of the program. Taking place during the course of one week, the Workshop culminates with a pitch session, offering Fellows valuable practical experience and the chance to introduce their projects to a larger cross-section of the industry.
Producers may apply with short-form or feature length narrative projects that are in active development. Through the Workshop, Fellows develop strategies and action plans to bring their projects to fruition.
For more information on application deadlines please contact us.
Who Can Apply?
The Producing Lab is open to any producer formally attached to a full-length, fiction feature film with a completed script and director in place. Applicants must control the rights to the project with which they apply. Projects do not need financing in place at the time of application. However, each application must demonstrate serious attention to the film?s budget and articulate the reasoning behind the budget level. Producing partners are welcome to apply as teams and need only submit a single application. International applicants are welcome to apply. Documentary, short film, new media and episodic projects are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration:
- A cover letter explaining your interest in the Producing?Workshop
- An artist statement detailing why you are attached to produce
- One?complete, short-form or feature-length screenplay
- A logline and synopsis
- Bio(s) of the participant(s)
- Project status and history
- Budget top sheet and finance plan
- Look book (if applicable)
- Work sample and/or rough cut (if applicable)
- FREE for Filmmaker Pro Members (limited to one waived fee per Membership year)
- $45 for Film Independent Members
- $65 for non-Members
The Fine Print
Beyond the application fee, there is no cost or tuition to participate in any of Ford Studios’ Workshops.
Ford Studios’ Membership is not required when applying to any of the Workshops. However, all participants accepted into the Workshops are required to join Ford Studios’ Academy.
Applicants will be notified three to four weeks prior to the start of the program.
Those applicants who are invited to participate in the program should plan to be in Myrtle Beach for the week-long duration of the Workshop. Ford Studios is unable to subsidize any travel, lodging and/or visa expenses for any participants attending from outside of Myrtle Beach. Participants are expected to attend all sessions in person.