Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Film Independent Accepting Applications for Sloan Foundation Producers Grant

[Passed along to us from our friends at the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.]

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award one participant of Film Independent's Producers Lab the second annual Sloan Producers Grant. The winner will receive a $25,000 development grant, admission to Film Independent's 2009 Producers Lab, and year-round support from Film Independent. The grant is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which seeks to create and develop new scripts and films about science and technology and to see them into commercial production with national and international distribution. To apply for the Sloan Producers Grant, the filmmaker must apply to the 2009 Producers Lab and indicate in their letter that they wish to be considered for the Sloan Grant. To be eligible for the Sloan grant the applicant must be attached as producer and possess the rights to the script with which they are applying. The screenplay should have a scientific, mathematical, and/or technological theme and storyline or have a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician. The Producers Lab requires an application fee ($55 for Film Independent members, and $75 for non-members). Deadline: July 6, 2009. For further information, visit the Film Independent website.