WHAT IS THE SONY PICTURES TELEVISION (SPT) DIVERSE DIRECTORS PROGRAM?
The SPT DIVERSE DIRECTORS PROGRAM provides access and exposure for highly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to television episodic directing. This program enables some of its participants to shadow veteran Directors Guild of America (DGA) directors on episodes of various scripted SPT series.
Program Participants will meet with Sony creative executives, executive producers and veteran DGA TV directors while they take part in an intensive episodic directing workshop and attend guest speaker events. Those participants who do well over the course of their participation in the program will be considered to direct an episode or episodes of a scripted SPT series in subsequent seasons.
The SPT DIVERSE DIRECTORS PROGRAM is committed to helping talented artists of diverse backgrounds build TV industry relationships as part of their path to becoming an episodic TV director. Program Participants may be selected to shadow directors on episodes of scripted SPT series. Those participants who secure a shadow assignment on an episode, which will include pre-production, production and post-production (3 or more weeks), will be paid a weekly stipend when actively shadowing on any aspect of the production. The opportunity to shadow a director on an episode of a SPT series and the duration of any shadow assignment will be at the sole discretion of SPT.
The SPT DIVERSE DIRECTORS PROGRAM is open to all individuals who can submit verification that they have the legal right to work in the United States on SPT productions for the duration of the program. Previous professional TV production experience is strongly preferred but not required. All applicants must complete the online application below.
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