The Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix has extended the deadline for the Episodic Lab and Development Executive Traineeship (DET). As a result of the surge of interest from filmmakers from Africa and the Diaspora, the deadline has been pushed to 21st January 2022. Also, read https://www.kenyanvibe.com/realness-institute-in-partnership-with-netflix-calling-for-screenwriters/
“We are thrilled to have received so many new proposals, with many requests from filmmakers to extend the deadline due to the proximity to the festive season and so many holidays.” Said Elias Ribeiro, Executive Director of the Realness Institute.
The Episodic Lab is aimed at developing story concepts by screenwriters from South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. On the other hand, the DET offers intermediate-level African producers an opportunity to hone their story development skills. The 2022 Episodic Lab and DET is set to take place online from 1st May to 31st July 2022.
According to the organizers, each of the programs will select 6 participants. These 12 individuals will be mentored closely by skilled and experienced story experts and creative producers while drawing advice from the Netflix team. These mentors include Thandeka Zwana. A DET participant from the inaugural 2021 edition, who has joined the mentoring team as a story consultant.
In addition to the mentorship, the participants will each receive a monthly stipend of USD 2000 for this period to cover living expenses. This will allow them to focus on the story and concept development.
Are you up to the task? Then hurry and make your submission here before the deadline. For information on eligibility and the application process please visit the following:
Episodic Lab: https://www.realness.institute/episodic-lab
Development Executive Traineeship: https://www.realness.institute/det