Friday, February 18, 2011

Producers Guild of America "The Power of Diversity" Workshop

Just putting this out there...

2011 Producers Guild of America Workshop

The Producers Guild of America is proud to announce its producing workshop, “THE POWER OF DIVERSITY.” This workshop is designed to foster the creative development of diverse voices in Television Comedy, Drama, & Reality; Motion Pictures, Documentaries and Web series.

Up to ten (10) participants will be encouraged to explore, create and refine stories that reflect our diverse culture. Applicants may be emerging creative voices or those well-established in their careers.

The program will focus on moving projects forward through seminars and master classes with top professionals in film, television, and new media supported by one-on-one mentoring with Producers Guild members. Topics include: story development, pitching, packaging, financing, marketing, and new media opportunities. Every session will be tailored to our participating producers and their projects.

Workshop call for entries is now open and closes on April 4th 2011 at 5:00 pm.
Applicants will be notified by May 2nd, 2011. Workshop sessions will take place between May 11th and July 31st. Selected participants must attend all sessions of the program. Workshop sessions are held weekday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. with a few Saturday sessions at The Producers Guild of America offices at 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 450, Beverly Hills.

Past workshop speakers have included, Marshall Herskovitz (Love and Other Drugs, Blood Diamond), Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek), Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy, Saving Private Ryan) Bruce Cohen (Pushing Daisies, American Beauty) in addition to others.

Only (1) application/project per applicant please. Applicants must apply by mail only. No faxes or drop-offs will be accepted. To apply please submit:

Application can be downloaded at
Signed release form can also be downloaded at
8-10 page treatment as well as a 2 page synopsis for Motion Picture projects
4-5 page series overview for TV Reality projects.
4-5 page treatment as well as a 2 page synopsis for TV Comedy, TV Drama, Documentary, and Web Series projects
A current resume.
A non-refundable $35 application fee made out to Producers Guild of America Foundation for
applications postmarked by March 21st 2011. Submissions postmarked between March 22nd and April 4th 2011, a non-refundable $50 application fee made out to Producers Guild of America Foundation.
A 1 page artist’s statement about why you want to participate in the workshop and what benefits you foresee from participation.

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