The program is co-curated by the School of Film and Television and Film Independent, the nonprofit that champions independent filmmakers and perhaps is best known for producing the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival. Incubator Lab participants are provided with countless educational opportunities and mentorships from established film professionals as they develop their first post-graduate project. Access to benefits such as free casting services, space rentals and use of the film school’s production equipment are just some of the perks included in the package.
Though the Incubator Lab is a young program, it has achieved the kind of success that helps distinguish LMU from other film schools. Several Lab graduates have gone on to jobs in the industry while others have honed their creative voices working on independent and socially compelling projects. Case in point: Director Jenniffer Castillo (Screenwriting M.F.A. ’12) used the Incubator Lab to develop American DREAMers, a documentary about undocumented youth walking across the country in support of the DREAM Act.
The Incubator Lab essentially picks up where the film school’s curriculum and career coaching leaves off.
To view a description of potential benefits and programs offered through the Incubator Lab, please visit this link- Incubator Lab Overview and Benefits
Applications for the 2016-2017 Incubator Lab are available NOW! Please visit Incubator Lab 2016-2017 Application to download the Application for this year's cohort.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 14th BY 5PM IN XAVIER 217. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS DEADLINE.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Incubator Lab Program.