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Universal Sets Eight Directors For ‘Directors Intensive’ Program Promoting Diversity

Universal Studios has recently chosen eight filmmakers for its first cohort of directors for the company’s new program:

“Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s recently launched unit, Global Talent Development & Inclusion, has set the first eight directors who will take part in the studio’s new program, “Directors Intensive: Pitch to Premiere.”

The studio, which exclusively sponsors the Sundance Institute FilmTwo initiative and is a sponsoring partner of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, will for the first time convene participants from these two programs for a week-long initiative. It is designed to introduce selected filmmakers to executives from Universal Pictures and Focus Features and offer a look inside the studio’s production process from development to distribution.”

Read the full story here.

(Source: Deadline.com)

Originally published: 9/29/17

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