Aug. 9, 2016

On Tuesday afternoon, Sundance Institute announced the incoming cohort of Time Warner Foundation Fellowship honorees.  These twelve outstanding filmmakers represent the promise of independent film’s rich and diverse future. “We are very proud of our groundbreaking partnership with the Sundance Institute,” said Lisa Garcia Quiroz, President, Time Warner Foundation.  “Together, we are ensuring that the next generation of talented storytellers resonates deeply with our diverse global audiences, and in doing so we have redefined storytelling.”  The Time Warner Foundation Fellowship is among several ways Time Warner Foundation supports the  artistic voices of the Sundance Institute and this is the 10th anniversary of the initiative.

Click here to learn more about this years class of Time Warner Foundation Fellows at the Sundance Institute.

Jul. 11, 2016

Founded in 2002, Second Stage Theatre's 2ST Uptown is committed to developing and producing new works of diverse, early-career playwrights. Through 2ST Uptown, new plays are introduced for the American Theatre, elevating the voices of a new generation.

This summer season opens with the New York Premiere of Lucy Teitler’s dark comedy for the Instagram-age, “Engagements.”  Click here to learn more about Second Stage Theatre’s 2ST Uptown and their upcoming production of “Engagements.”

Jun. 23, 2016

On Thursday, June 23rd, National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) kicked off its 2016 Media Summit, NALIP's annual gathering of Latinos in media. The Latino Lens Showcase kicked off the annual summit, and featured the work of three outstanding filmmakers: Maru Buendia-Senties (Windows), Rebecca Murga (One Halloween), and Alvaro Ron (Swimming in the Desert). These filmmakers received support and funding for the production of their films through NALIP’s Latino Lens Short Narrative Incubator program presented by Time Warner Foundation.

 During the four day event, the Summit will convene to inform Latino artists of current trends in entertainment, especially with regard to the progress of promoting diversity in Hollywood. Time Warner Foundation is proud to support the creative growth of emerging storytellers and an organization developing artists with fresh perspectives.

Click here to learn more about Time Warner Foundation grantee, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and the Latino Lens Program.

Jun. 10, 2016

Time Warner Foundation grantee Film Independent has announced their new slate of 2016 Documentary Lab participants. This program highlights our shared commitment to nonfiction storytellers who create powerful documentaries for film festivals, cinemas and home audiences around the world.

The Documentary Lab is an intensive five-week program designed to help filmmakers who are currently in post-production on their feature-length documentary films. The program provides creative feedback and story notes to participating filmmakers while helping them to strategize for the completion, distribution, and marketing of their films.

 Films included in this year’s Documentary Lab are:

Inbetween Nowhere – an intimate portrait of three young Syrian revolutionaries, who came of age during the war and who are now living in exile in Turkey.

Larry Flynt for President – in 1983, battle wounded from an assassination attempt on his life, Larry Flynt re-emerges with a vengeance and announces his run for President from his golden wheel chair.

Marriage Brokers – in a modern India still weighed down by tradition, three young women must put their lives and dreams on pause to have arranged marriages.

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice – in 1936, 18 African-American athletes won hearts and medals the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Aryan theories. History forgot all except one. This is the story of the other 17.

United Skates – United Skates follows an underground subculture growing inside our country’s last standing roller rinks. Through the eyes of two unassuming leaders, Reggie and Phelicia, they battle in a racially charged environment, to save a movement still undiscovered by mainstream America.

Shot in the Dark – for the players on Orr Academy’s basketball team, the court is a haven. Outside, it’s the Westside of Chicago – a neighborhood racked with gangs, guns and violence. Within those walls, each player has his own struggle. But they’ll need to fight together if they ever want to break out.

Jun. 3, 2016

This month Time Warner Foundation grantee Independent Filmmaker Project announced ten narrative projects selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual fellowship program that has supported first-time feature directors for over ten years. With more than 100+ first-feature filmmakers supported, IFP labs frequently produce critically acclaimed stories that go on to make their mark on the festival circuits of SXSW, Tribeca, LAFF, and more. As part of their ongoing commitment to diversity, this year half of the projects are directed or co-directed by women, and of the 24 attending Fellows attached to these projects, 63% are women.

On May 11-15th, creative teams came together to attend the Time Warner Foundation’s Documentary Lab sessions.  

Click here to learn more about the projects of this year’s IFP Filmmaker Labs and their attending Lab Fellows.