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Stowe Story Labs and Seed&Spark Announce Partnership to Sponsor Filmmaker for Fifth Annual September Story Lab

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Stowe Story Labs and Seed&Spark Announce Partnership to Sponsor Filmmaker for Fifth Annual September Story Lab

David Rocchio

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Stowe Story Labs, a Vermont-based non-profit which runs Labs and Retreats for top emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers, announce a partnership with Seed&Spark - the only entertainment platform that not only supports filmmaking careers with education, fundraising tools, and data, but also actively increases diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera.

Through the partnership Stowe Story Labs will offer a Fellowship to the Fifth Annual Stowe Story Lab, to be held September 9 – 12 in Stowe, Vermont. 

The fall lab is an opportunity for emerging talents to analyze their project with top industry mentors. The mentors take the participants through elements of story – such as theme, character, structure and dialogue; pitching and packaging (using a specific approach to developing a pitch and uncork story); the art of collaboration required to make a film; production; and distribution. Working with top industry professionals, lab participants gain insights, build relationships, and advance their work.

Seed&Spark will create a curated page for Stowe Story Labs Alums and Participants interested in crowdfunding their work, and will provide support to help filmmakers successful advance their projects. In addition, Stowe Story Labs and Seed&Spark will partner to provide meaningful education and tools to help emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers get work made and seen.

"We are tremendously excited to partner with the team at Seed&Spark,” said Stowe Story Labs’ founder and president David Rocchio. “The work Seed&Spark does to break down barriers to the industry and to allow important and entertaining stories find their way into the world is important and completely aligned with our mission,” he said.

“It’s really important to us to be involved in creating access for filmmakers to ALL the tools – whether it’s the phenomenal development resource of Stowe Story Labs, or funding, audiences, and distribution,’ said Emily Best, founder and CEO of Seed&Spark. “We’re excited to help lab participants take their projects from idea to screen!”

Applications are now being accepted for the September Lab. You can apply to the Fall Lab here. There is no separate application for the Seed&Spark Fellowship.

The Application Deadline is July 16, but applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Finalists will be announced in mid-July; the fellow will be selected by August 1st.

The Seed&Spark / Stowe Story Labs Fellowship covers fees to attend the September 2017 Story Lab.

Background on Stowe Story Labs: Now entering its fifth year, Stowe Story Labs brings emerging filmmakers, creative producers and screenwriters together with top industry professionals to get good work made and seen.

Background on Seed&Spark: Seed&Spark is the only entertainment platform for conscious consumers. We combine subscription streaming with the next evolution of crowdfunding to deliver truly diverse content to audiences and sustainability for artists.

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