This grant will provide support to filmmakers developing science and technology related narrative screenplays with generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Through this commissioning grant we are able to support filmmakers with a wider range of experience than in our Screenwriting and Directing Labs, including writers and directors who have made several features as well as those at an earlier stage in their careers. For this grant, we are seeking a science or technology related narrative project that is in treatment form or an early draft stage.
Grant & Support
The recipient will receive:
· $20,000 cash grant
· $5000 cash grant for a science advisor
· Ongoing creative and strategic support from the Institute
· The possibility of inclusion in the Screenwriting Lab
Projects must have science or technology as a major theme or scientists as major characters. We cannot consider science fiction or projects that stray too far from a base of scientific reality. We also cannot consider projects that are already being developed within the studio system (including the mini-majors); it is fine, of course, if they are later made at the studios.
The deadline for applications for the Sloan Commissioning Grant is September 8, 2009. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you feel might fit the criteria and benefit from this grant. The online application and further information can be found at: http://www.sundance.org/sloan
We are also continuing our Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship to the Labs which provides the opportunity to attend the January Screenwriters Lab in 2010. We invite your recommendations for science and technology related screenplays that are completed drafts by first or second time filmmakers (other criteria above also applies). The deadline for recommendations for the Sloan Fellowship at the 2010 January Screenwriters Lab is September 8, 2009.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with any projects, recommendations or questions for either the Sloan Commissioning Grant or the Sloan Fellowship to the January Screenwriting Lab.
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