Last week, Time Warner Foundation grantee Sundance Institute announced their selection of eight first-time filmmakers for its signature 2016 Directors Lab, which launched the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Quentin Tarantino, among others. These talented emerging artists will be in residence from May 30-June 23 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, where they will work with an accomplished group of creative advisors, professional actors, and production crews to shoot and edit key scenes from their screenplays. Read more about the projects from Sundance's press release here.
This month, Time Warner Foundation grantee Sundance Institute celebrates its ten year anniversary of the New Frontier Program with the special weeklong event Slithering Screens, an event highlighting a selection of original cinematic works that premiered in the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program over the past decade. Presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, these works hack the cinema space by presenting stories that move from the silver screen onto the stage and into the hands, pockets, and homes of the audience. In addition to live experiences at MoMA, virtual reality works will be made available on the Sundance VR app for Google Cardboard from April 25 to May 5.
To learn more about Sundance's New Frontier Program, click here.
Ryan Coogler, director and co-writer of "Creed," has been named as the first Warner Bros. Creative Talent Ambassador in the U.K. The news comes as the studio’s Creative Talent program welcomed participants of its third season.
Coogler was supported early in his career by the Time Warner Foundation in partnership with Sundance Institute, which enabled him to develop his first feature film, “Fruitvale Station.” The film went on to win the Grand Jury Prize and the audience award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Coogler said: “Having experienced firsthand the support and impact of programs similar to Warner Bros. Creative Talent, it is fantastic to know that passionate young people of all backgrounds are being given the chance to follow their dreams here in the U.K. This can be a tough industry, and so we need to do what we can to bring talented young people into it.”
The SXSW Film Festival line up is out! We’re excited to share that several Tribeca Film Institute® funded films and alums made the cut. Put these must-see films on your list if you’re heading to SXSW from March 11th-19th. The list of selected films includes JEAN OF THE JONESES (2014 Tribeca All Access® grantee), directed by TFI alum Stella Meghie. Jean Jones, a gawky, 25-year-old finds new love unexpectedly in the back of a Brooklyn ambulance with paramedic Ray Malcolm on the day the grandfather she’s never met shows up on her doorstep and drops dead with her book in his pocket. Against the advice of her family, who all seem to be stewing in their own secrets, Jean plans the funeral for Gray Jones and uncovers some tough truths about the Jones women, her failing career and a crippling inability to move on from a past relationship.
View the full line-up of Time Warner Foundation grantee Tribeca Film Institute’s SXSW films here.
The Public Theater, a champion of diversity and equality on its stages, in its audiences and at the core of its mission for more than 60 years, was selected to serve as the inaugural theatrical partner for HeForShe Arts Week March 8-16. UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, is a proud founder and presenter of HeForShe Arts Week. Read more about our grantee’s new partnership here.