Hi everyone. Applications are open for the fifth round of From Script to PreProduction. Go to our "Apply" page and sign up. It's easy. We just need your contact info, a link to a short you've written and directed, and a PDF of a narrative feature script you've written. Applications close August 24th. Good luck!
Jamie Ruddy's Bait (FS2P-3) was chosen for the NYU Production Lab. Her project will receive production help ranging from development, financing, marketing and distribution.
Brooke Berman's feature comedy Polly Freed (FS2P-2) was selected for this year's Screenwriters Lab at New York Stage & Film. Brooke will be in residence at Vassar during the Powerhouse Season from July 10-15 and take part in a three-day follow-up session in NYC over the winter. The program is designed to bring each project closer to completion.
Gabriella Moses was selected for the 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Intensive in LA to workshop Leche (FS2P-3) and received a grant and travel stipend. Leche also is one of 15 finalists for the AT&T and Tribeca Untold Stories selection. She has also been selected to participate in the TFI NETWORK presented by AT&T during the Tribeca Film Festival which means her team will participate in Pitch prep and a series of meetings at a financing market hosted by Tribeca.
Clarissa De Los Reyes has been very busy. Meet Claire Solana Payne.
Jamie Ruddy got a job as an experience producer. Her first client is Amazon and she is producing an interactive project for their booth at GDC.
Come party with Polly at Von on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 pm. We're spreading the word and raising money for development.
Jamie Ruddy’s screenplay Bait was a finalist in the Austin Screenplay Contest and made the first big cut for the NYU Production Lab grant. Then made the second interview cut. We’ll see what happens but it’s nice to at least make it through to the final few :)
FS2P threw a Pitch Party on Thursday, February 23. It was graciously hosted by Light Iron – shout out to Megan Marquis for her continued support and generosity to women filmmakers. We were supported by PGA WIN, PGA Diversity Committee, PGA Mentoring Committee, WIP (Women Independent Producers) and Producers from NYWIFT. A packed house heard us talk about the FS2P program and then saw presentations from eight of our filmmakers. The general consensus was that the evening was terrific, that all the films were different and wonderful and everyone wanted to see them get made. A great night for women filmmakers!
FS2P Filmmaker Debra Kirschner has won the Ravenal Grant. Debra will use the funds to help her produce the feature she developed in FS2P-1 - Mallwalkers.
Our third cohort of filmmakers has been selected! Congratulations to Nancy Bannon, Claire Fowler, Erin Greenwell, Suzanne Guacci, Zohar Lavi-Hasson, Gabriella Moses, Jamie Ruddy and Nicole Taylor.
On Friday, May 13th, Light Iron hosted our first reception. Our filmmakers introduced their projects and chatted with board members and invited guests who support From Script to PreProduction. Great evening. Thank you, Light Iron!