Overview & Goal

The WB Emerging Film Directors Workshop provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to gain an education and experience in the studio filmmaking process. Through the program, the Studio will also have the opportunity to continue its tradition of working with and nurturing the talents of the best emerging filmmakers.

Direct your own short film

Over the course of the program, each participant will have the resources and funding to direct their own original short film. The entire production process will be structured to mimic the feature production process, so that participants have the opportunity to craft their stories utilizing every aspect of studio filmmaking, from pitch to post.

How to Apply

Current Resume

Your resume should include any film-related work, including experience on major motion pictures, independent films, or student films, as well as any other relevant experience.

Your Aspirations

Tell us a little bit about you in under a page. What is your ideal directing career? Which film do you wish you directed and why? Why do you want to become a director?

One Page Proposal

Submit a one-page proposal for your proposed original short film. The short film can be any genre, shot over 2-3 days and should be under 10 minutes. Everything will be shot on the WB lot. The proposal should describe tone, themes and aspirations of the film.

Digital Sample (optional)

Submit your portfolio or any samples of your directing work. (Reels, commericals, music videos, full features, short films, documentaries, etc.)

Enrollment is open to candidates from all over the globe. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

The application window for the 2016 - 2017 Emerging Film Directors Workshop expired on June 30, 2016. Please check back next year for the next workshop.