SAGindie, an educational program dedicated to teaching independent filmmakers how to hire professional actors for their projects, and Stowe Story Labs, a non-profit organization that runs workshops and labs for top emerging screenwriters, filmmakers, and creative producers, today announce their partnership to offer a “SAGindie Fellowship” to the Stowe Story Labs.
The first SAGindie Fellowship will be awarded to an applicant to the 2017 Story Lab, to be held September 9 - 12, 2017, at the Helen Day Art Center in the village of Stowe, Vermont.
“SAGindie shares the vision of the Stowe Story Labs in helping emerging talents develop the skills and knowledge to gain a thriving career in the film industry. We are so excited to collaborate with the Labs on this new fellowship,” said SAGindie National Director Darrien Michele Gipson.
“The Fall Lab is a fantastic opportunity for emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers to learn about the industry from a project-centric approach,” said Stowe Story Labs President David Rocchio. “The insights, relationships and direct, actionable feedback participants receive is invaluable,” he said.
Top Industry mentors take participants through all the various elements of story, such as theme, character, structure and dialogue. Stowe Story Lab Mentors help participants gain insights, build relationships, and advance their work.
“I am particularly excited to partner with SAGindie,” said Rocchio. “They work hard to demystify the process of making wonderful films, which is a fundamental goal of the Labs as well. I look forward to working with the SAGindie team for years to come,” he said.
The SAGindie Fellowship covers fees to attend the labs as well as a stipend to support travel and lodging to beautiful Stowe, Vermont. The 2017 SAGindie Fellowship will be awarded to a talented creative producer or director of color. The value of the Fellowship exceeds $2,500.
Now in its Fifth Year, Stowe Story Labs is dedicated to helping emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers get good work made and seen.
Applications close July 16.