By Madeline Raynor | Indiewire June 10, 2013 at 12:34PM
This year, Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television (SFTV)'s post-grad Incubator Lab program will partner with nonprofit arts organization Film Independent to produce their annual program. The program provides an opportunity for young alumni from the SFTV to develop their first projects under the guidance of industry professionals as they compete for a spot in the Incubator Lab.
Launched in 2011, this one-year program helps young film and television hopefuls build their creative portfolio and transition into the industry. To be considered for this year's Incubator Lab, recent alumni submitted creatives projects such as feature film or a TV pilot.
The 2013-2014 Incubator Lab cohort will be announced on Monday, June 17 at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival's Meet Indiewire's Influencers panel, moderated by Dana Harris, Indiewire's Editor-in-Chief.
Dean of LMU's School of Film and Television Stephen Ujlaki said of the partnership: "Film Independent exists to champion rising filmmakers, and their resources, programs, and industry network will be invaluable to our Incubator Lab participants as they enter the workforce and begin developing projects."
Film Independent Co-President Josh Welsh had praise for LMU as well, saying "Loyola Marymount has a real commitment to supporting its alumni as they find their way in the film industry and develop their projects." He added, "We look forward to meeting and working with their alumni in the coming year."