Warner Bros. Wants to Help You Make Your Short Film

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The Emerging Film Directors workshop will provide you with the funds and resources necessary to shoot your dream project.

Warner Brothers has just announced a very exciting opportunity for all of us fledgling filmmakers. In the Emerging Directors program, which is designed to mimic the feature production process, participants have the opportunity to craft a short film utilizing every aspect of studio filmmaking, from pitch to post. Who doesn't want a chance to work on their short for three days on the WB lot? 

With the lot comes the resources, of course, and the amount that could be at your disposal takes care of any potential budget issues. It's incredibly easy (and free) to apply.

All you need to do is submit the following:

  • CURRENT RESUME

Your resume should include any film-related work, including experience on major motion pictures, independent films, or student films, as well as any other relevant experience.

  • YOUR ASPIRATIONS

Tell us a little bit about you in under a page. What is your ideal directing career? Which film do you wish you directed and why? Why do you want to become a director?

  • ONE-PAGE PROPOSAL

Submit a one-page proposal for your proposed original short film. The short film can be any genre, shot over 2-3 days and should be under 10 minutes. Everything will be shot on the WB lot. The proposal should describe tone, themes, and aspirations of the film.

  • DIGITAL SAMPLE (OPTIONAL)

Submit your portfolio or any samples of your directing work. (Reels, commercials, music videos, full features, short films, documentaries, etc.)

Perhaps the coolest part of this whole thing are the subtle hints at the relationship continuing once the program is done. From the website:

The WB Emerging Film Directors Workshop provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to gain an education and experience in the studio filmmaking process. Through the program, the Studio will also have the opportunity to continue its tradition of working with and nurturing the talents of the best emerging filmmakers.

Enrollment is open to candidates from all over the globe, but candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply.

With the rate at which major studios are turning to indie directors to helm their franchises, this could be your ticket to the big time. It won't take much to prove you're more capable than Zack Snyder!     

Top photo credit: Oscity / Shutterstock.com 

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The last sentence though! Ouch!!!

June 8, 2016 at 3:46PM

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Ian Mattingly
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I love Zack Snyder though.

June 8, 2016 at 5:55PM

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Breech Harani
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That last sentence was uncalled for, unlike most other gossip sites didn't expect to se this here. :/

June 8, 2016 at 7:40PM

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Aditya V Iyer
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No only is this site/that statement not technically gossip (it's opinion), it was also most likely a joke.

I think the real issue with Snyder is he's been given properties that he is not capable of realising in a solid way. His strength is not in emotion or character development...or logic really...and that's what the audience expects, at least in some fashion, from big super hero movies now. It's also what we SHOULD expect.

June 9, 2016 at 8:35AM, Edited June 9, 8:36AM

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The final line of the article...

"It won't take much to prove you're more capable than Zack Snyder!"

Penned by an unknown... speaking about a director with a lifetime total box office of $1,090,314,269.

This is the internet we live in.

June 10, 2016 at 1:24PM

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E. David Nazario
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Filmmakers from any country eligible?

June 10, 2016 at 10:29PM

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Adil Khan
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It says that in the article.

June 12, 2016 at 8:50PM

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