Impact Partners has announced the recipients of the Emerging Documentary Producers Fellowship, which was created to nurture documentary producing. The fellows will be recognized at the DOC NYC panel “Supporting the Documentary Producer – Ask an Expert” on Monday, November 16. During the panel, the Impact Partners Emerging Producers Fellowship Mentors from the program will dispense their best advice on the dark arts of producing. Panel participants include Impact Partners’ Dan Cogan and Jenny Raskin, as well as filmmakers Liz Garbus, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Amy Hobby and attorney Victoria Cook.
The 2015-2016 Impact Partners fellows will participate in 10 in-depth workshops beginning in December and continuing through Fall 2016. Each fellow will be awarded a $2,500 stipend. Impact Partners received over 130 nominations in its first annual call for submissions this year. The six recipients of the fellowships are:
“We were incredibly impressed by the caliber of producers that applied to our Emerging Documentary Producers Fellowship in its first year,” said Dan Cogan, Executive Director of Impact Partners. “The candidate pool was extremely talented, passionate, and hungry to learn more about the often unrecognized art of documentary film producing. We are excited to offer mentorship and support to this inaugural group of fellows, and add our vote of confidence to their promising careers as producers.”
Guest luminaries who are confirmed to participate in the 2015-2016 year of fellowship workshops include: Victoria Cook (“The Reluctant Fundamentalist”), Geralyn Dreyfous (“The Square”), Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (“Jesus Camp”), Liz Garbus (“What Happened, Miss Simone?”), Howard Gertler (“How to Survive a Plague”), Julie Goldman (“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”), Stanley Nelson (“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”), Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”) and Amy Ziering, (“The Hunting Ground”). The workshops will be moderated by Impact Partners Executive Director Dan Cogan.
Visit the Impact Partners website for more information on the fellowship.