The Emerging Filmmakers Initiative is for filmmakers who have the skillset to start getting paid to direct, but are not quite ready for studio work. The filmmakers will spend the year getting help putting their materials together from reels to bios and they will learn how to put themselves out there to get work to start getting paid to direct.

The Fellows

Antonio Oliveros-Nikol
Arkesh Ajay
Asha Chai-Chang
Brian Bowers
Erin Enberg
Katherine Street
Jacob Roberts
Maria de la Ossa
Marco Ragozzino
Meghan Ross

“I am so honored to be a part of the Blackmagic Collective’s Initiatives Program. Not only am I surrounded by a fiercely talented group of artists, but the support and excitement amongst the group are infectious. I cannot wait to see what doors we knock down and what ceilings we break!” – Christine Weatherup, Actor/Writer/Director

“Roller Coaster from Day 1. Homework, meetings, events, scheduling, reading, branding, re-branding. This feels like no other program before. It’s like Blackmagic Collective will stop at nothing to see you succeed. 100% committed and 100% kicking your ass for you to get out of your own way. Total Bliss.” -Djaka Souare, Actor/Writer/Director

“I need to thank the BMC Initiatives, for bestowing this amazing opportunity on me. I said amazing, because I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time. Sharing with my peer fellows has been energizing. I am energized, again, about my career. It feels good, to have received the push that I needed to keep pushing. Now, I am more focused.” – Summer Walters, Actor/Producer

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