Launching in early 2018, the Southern Producers Lab will be an intensive, pioneering professional development program for producers working in the South.

Through targeted focus group research with local filmmakers, the Film Society identified a startling void in the region for skilled, seasoned producers—a lack that is prohibiting Southern stories from being told and limiting access to wider audiences.

The core of the program is a four-day immersive lab in New Orleans. The Film Society will recruit approximately 10-12 participants from around the American South for the program and will bring in 8-10 top industry professionals to speak, teach, and mentor participants.

Stay tuned for more details about how to become involved with the Southern Producers Lab.