Gold House, Netflix and Tribeca Studios introduced the Future Gold Film Fellowship Program on Tuesday. The fellowship program will help Asian and Pacific Islander directors break into the film industry.
Gold House is a non-profit collective of API creatives and leaders aiming to provide better API cultural representation.
TheFuture Gold Film Fellowship Program will award three Asian and Pacific Islander directors with a production grant to make a scripted short film. Tribeca Studios will give the directors full production support. Executives at Netflix and Tribeca Studios will also provide customized training and mentorship. The directors will also gain access to talent within the Gold House network.
A panel of API leaders within the industry will choose the three directors. Panel members include: Aneesh Chaganty, Jon M. Chu, Destin Daniel Cretton, Christopher Kahunahana, Daniel Dae Kim, Alice Wu, Janet Yang, and Nina Yang Bongiovi.
“The Future Gold Film Fellowship represents Gold House’s expanding efforts to create pathways for the most promising Asian and Pacific Islander creators to rise through career-making opportunities, world-class mentoring, and the support of industry heavyweights like Tribeca Studios and Netflix,” Gold House said in a press release.
Netflix and Tribeca Studios have also expressed their excitement for the fellowship.
“At Netflix, we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Gold House and Tribeca Studios to support Asian and Pacific Islander directors. One of the most powerful things about storytelling is the ability to write your experience into existence – and through that, help others feel seen,” Netflix said in a statement.
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