According to a recent announcement from HBO, the purpose of the program is to “identify diverse talent, provide development and mentorship, and afford participants the opportunity to create short-form content for HBO.” Filmmakers that understand and have a background in cameras and scripts are allowed to submit one narrative directing sample.
All individuals interested in the project must be able to live in Los Angeles for the production period in June. Housing and travel are not included.
At the end of the process, four filmmakers will be chose from the submissions and each will be paired with an HBO development executive/mentor. Furthermore, these four filmmakers will be given master classes and a budget to create short-form content for HBO.
At the end of the four-week process, each project will be considered for production as a 10-15 short film or a webisode series to air on various HBO platforms.
The president of HBO, Michael Lambardo recently commented on the endeavor:
“We are thrilled to present this opportunity to filmmakers who might not otherwise find their way through our doors. I believe this undertaking will serve as a valuable experience not only for those who are chosen to participate, but for us at HBO as well.”
The application process begins on withoutabox.