Warner Bros. implements a workshop for aspiring directors to work on their craft within a 9 month intensive fellowship program. Recently, the Oscars received a lot of public scrutiny due to their lack of diversity.Warner Bros has started this initiative to provide more opportunities to people of color. The aspiring directors will able to display their work to the film community.
“We wanted to have more diverse voices; it’s a better way to connect with our diverse audience and with the world,” said Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “There were logjams way down the line before we even saw people.We wanted to start at the first step and give people a leg up, to address the system holistically.”
The directors participating in the program will collaborate with Warner Bros. executive mentors and will work with them throughout the whole film process. The studio will cover the budget of each film and is currently working on finding candidates that are outside of the mainstream realm.
Source:The Hollywood Reporter