The Gotham Film & Media Institute (formerly IFP) today announced ten series projects participating in the Gotham TV series lab (May 9-13) for outstanding projects in development and written/created by rookie series creators. Excerpt from the press release:
For the first year included in the cohort of ten projects, there are two Expanding Communities program projects by way of referrals from partner organizations, GYNO and NIGHT WATCHMEN. Expanding Communities is a program dedicated to providing resources, community space and industry access to people with disabilities and Black, Indigenous, PoC and LGBTQIA+ creators in the film, television and audio industries. Through partnerships with organizations aligned with historically excluded uplifting voices, the program acts as a platform for creators and organizations to reach new audiences, develop networks of potential collaborators, and access resources. and career advancement opportunities within the media and entertainment industry.
“We are proud to announce the newest cohort of our fourth annual Gotham TV Series Lab, which offers writers and creators new to TV first-hand mentorship opportunities with industry experts. This year’s selections feature ambitious projects with exciting world-building concepts and powerful, self-contained characters representing the continued vitality of this ever-expanding art form. We are so grateful to be able to help these amazing creators reach their target audience,” said Gotham Executive Director Jeff Sharp.
The Gotham TV Series Lab offers extensive mentorship and resources to selected fellows. All Lab 2022 projects will automatically participate in the 44th Gotham Week Project Market, where they will pitch their projects to industry decision makers. The TV Series lab operates under the artistic direction of Senior Manager, Episodic and International Programming, Gabriele Capolino.
The 2022 TV Series Lab is guided by Lab Leaders Neerja Narayanan (Creative Producer, Sony Pictures International Productions), and Rae Benjamin (CEO/Founder, In the Cut; Editor, Netflix’s the witcher).