Have you considered submitting an application for a development program or a writer’s lab, but you don’t know where to start? You’re unsure what you should include in your application, and you don’t know what to expect if you do get accepted.

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In today’s episode, No Film School’s GG Hawkins speaks with the Director of Artist Programs at Tribeca Studios, Bryce Norbitz, to discuss:

  • Artist development programs and how they help new filmmakers
  • What Bryce focuses on when she first reads an application
  • The benefit of applying to a program even if you don’t get accepted
  • What the jury has to consider when deciding on a program winner
  • The credibility that comes with being a program finalist
  • What it looks like to work with a brand partnership on your film
  • When you should avoid submitting your story to a lab or program
  • What applicants should include in their submissions
  • Attending small, community-driven festivals in order to network
  • Powerful reasons to attend film festivals as an emerging filmmaker

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.