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SpikeTV Orders ‘The Mist’ Series, DGA Opens Submissions for Student Film Awards and More — Indiewire’s Thursday Rundown

SpikeTV Orders 'The Mist' Series, DGA Opens Submissions for Student Film Awards and More — Indiewire's Thursday Rundown

The Mist


SpikeTV is moving ahead with plans to adapt Stephen King’s novella “The Mist” into a series. The network has ordered a full season of the drama, comprising of 10 hourlong episodes. The series will go into production this summer with the hopes of airing in 2017. “The Mist” was adapted by Frank Darabont for the big screen in 2007, and the pick-up is the latest King novella to head to television after Hulu’s “11.22.63.”

Check out more of today’s latest industry news below:

The Directors Guild of America has announced that the application period for the 22nd Annual DGA Student Film Awards for Women and Ethnic Minority Directors is now open. The awards are designed to honor, encourage and bring attention to exceptional diverse directors in film schools and select universities across the country. Previous winners include Ryan Coogler, Patricia Riggen and Nicole Kassell. To apply, head to the DGA website.

– The deadline to submit entries for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is Monday, April 18, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Up to five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded to emerging screenwriters in November. Online applications and complete rules are available at www.oscars.org/nicholl.

– Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, has announced the names of the 10 filmmakers and six projects selected for the 2016 Documentary Lab, a five week intensive program designed to support filmmakers who are currently in post-production on their feature-length documentaries. The winners include Aslihan Unaldi, Nadia Szold, Smriti Mundhra, Sarita Khurana, Deborah Riley Draper, Dustin Nakao Haider, Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler.
– The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) has opened their call for submissions for the Points North Fellowship. The Fellowship is an opportunity for six teams of filmmakers to accelerate the development of their feature-length documentary projects through a combination of funding, focused mentorship, workshops, industry meetings and participation in the Points North Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival, taking place this September. The final deadline for submissions is July 14, 2016. You can apply here.

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