Film Independent, Inc.

To provide direct support to develop science and technology scripts through a Producer’s Lab and Fast Track film financing and to start a fund to incentivize distribution of completed Sloan films and other science-worthy features

  • Amount $665,995
  • City Los Angeles, CA
  • Investigator Jennifer Kushner
  • Year 2014
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Film

Funds from this grant support a continuing partnership with Film Independent in its efforts to develop high-quality, science-themed screenplays and support producing teams that can get these films completed.  Grant funds will support a series of incentive awards administered by Film Independent toward this purpose, including a yearly $30,000 award to a producer to develop a science-themed script in FIND’s Producing Lab; a Sloan Fast Track Fellowship to be awarded annually to a producer or producing team and which includes a $20,000 cash grant and participation in the Fast Track film financing market; and an annual $50,000 distribution grant awarded to one exceptional science-themed film a year to incentivize buyers to acquire it for distribution.  Additional grant funds defray the administrative costs of the program and support outreach and publicity efforts aimed at promoting winning projects.

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