An Opportunity of a Lifetime for New Filmmakers

2 Jun 2016 - By TW Staff

Warner Bros. Pictures is now accepting applications for the inaugural class of its Emerging Film Directors Workshop.

Announced in March to give voice to new and underrepresented talent, the program will take up-and-coming directors through the studio filmmaking process in its entirety -- from first pitch through world premiere. A nine-month fellowship will have participants pitch a three- to 10-minute short film, then write or develop a screenplay before moving through pre-production, casting, and shooting. Following post production, a film festival will showcase participants' work for agents, managers, producers and industry executives.

This is an opportunity of a lifetime for new filmmakers. As Warner Bros.' President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said when the program was announced, "There are so many bright, creative individuals at the threshold, who just need access to bring their vision and voice to a bigger audience. By providing that access, as well as a professional network and funding for a short film, Warner Bros. will play a small part in developing the next generation of great storytellers, whether they work in film or television, at our studio or elsewhere."

The application process for the 2016-2107 session began yesterday, and will continue through Thursday, June 30th.  For more information or to apply, visit