from The Sundace Institute (I have mentored there a couple of times):
Dear Friends, Alumni, and extended Sundance Family,
We are writing to announce our call for submissions for the 2011 Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant. This cash grant is designed to support to filmmakers developing screenplays with science and technology related themes and is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
I'm including below a fuller description of this grant and deadlines. We hope you'll share with anyone you feel may have interest in applying. For this particular grant, we're able to consider both emerging writers as well as those with more experience. Please help spread the word!
Many thanks and warmest regards,
Producer in Residence, Feature Film Program
Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant & Fellowship
SUNDANCE INSTITUTE / 8530 Wilshire Blvd. / Third Floor /Beverly Hills CA 90211
2011 SUNDANCE/SLOAN COMMISSIONING GRANT
Through this commissioning grant we are able to support filmmakers with a wider range of experience than in our Screenwriting and Directing Labs, including writers and directors who have made several features as well as those at an earlier stage in their careers. For this grant, we are seeking a science or technology related narrative project that is in treatment form or an early draft stage.
Grant & Support
The recipient will receive:
· Up to $20,000 cash grant
· Up to$5000 cash grant for a science advisor
· Ongoing creative and strategic support from the Institute
· The possibility of inclusion in the Screenwriting Lab
Projects must have science or technology as a major theme or scientists as major characters. We cannot consider science fiction or projects that stray too far from a base of scientific reality. We also cannot consider projects that are already being developed within the studio system (including the mini-majors); it is fine, of course, if they are later made at the studios.
The deadline for applications for the Sloan Commissioning Grant is September 24, 2010. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you feel might fit the criteria and benefit from this grant. The online application and further information can be found at: http://www.sundance.org/sloan
2011 SUNDANCE/SLOAN LAB FELLOWSHIP
We are also continuing our Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship to the Labs which provides the opportunity to attend the January Screenwriters Lab in 2010. We invite your recommendations for science and technology related screenplays that are completed drafts by first or second time filmmakers (other criteria above also applies). The deadline for recommendations for the Sloan Fellowship at the 2010 January Screenwriters Lab is September 7, 2010.
Please contact Anne Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any projects, recommendations or questions for either the Sloan Commissioning Grant or the Sloan Fellowship to the January Screenwriting Lab.