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Film Independent, Banana Republic and Vanity Fair get Involved

Film Independent’s Project fosters the careers of filmmakers from those groups which are underrepresented in “the biz”. Talented filmmakers from culturally diverse backgrounds compete to receive, one-on-one film industry mentors, access to production-based master workshops taught by top film professionals, career development training, and industry networking opportunities.

This year’s Fellows are:
Romulo Alejandro, writer/director
Esteban Arg¸ello, director/editor
Husam Asi, writer
Marissa Jo Cerar, writer
Peter Chen, writer/director
Barney Cheng, actor/writer/director/producer
Jarrett Conaway, writer/director
Nekisa Cooper, producer
Michael Dempster, writer/director
John Estrada, writer/director/producer
Cindy Fang, writer/director/producer
Luis Ivan Garcia, writer/director
Jenn Garrison, director/producer
Josephine Green-Yang, writer/director/producer
Daniel Herman, cinematographer
Rikki Jarrett, writer/director/producer
Mako Kamitsuna, editor/writer
Kuang Lee, writer/director
Melissa Lee, producer
Wendy J.N. Lee, writer/director/producer
S.J. Main, writer/director/producer
Vanessa Marin, writer/director
Mariscela Mendez, cinematographer
Citlali Moreno, writer/director/producer
Graciela Muraida-Del Toro, producer
Salvador Paniagua, writer/director/producer
Anu Pradhan, writer/director
George Reyes, director/producer
David Rodriguez Estrada, writer/director
Helen Sam, producer
Redelia Shaw, producer
Laura Somers, writer/director
Sarah Takahashi, cinematographer/director
Jay Visit, cinematographer
Jeff Warden, director/producer
Meredyth Wilson, director/producer
Eugene Lee Yang, writer/director
Seung Hyun Yoo, editor/director

Film Independent’s Project:Involve is made possible, in part, by grants from Banana Republic, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The James Irvine Foundation, Kodak, HBO, Sony Pictures, and Vanity Fair. Additional support is provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, WaMu now Chase, and through the generosity of Film Independent’s Diversity Circle members and individual donors.

For more information or to become a member, visit FilmIndependent.org

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