Sony Pictures Television is accepting applications for its third annual Diverse Directors Program, aimed at providing opportunities to talented artists of diverse backgrounds.

Fifteen semi-finalists will be selected out of 400 accepted applicants. They will participate in the program’s intensive episodic directing workshop consisting of six evenings of discussion and instruction from working directors, production personnel and entertainment professionals. From those, approximately five finalists will be chosen and invited to shadow television directors on various hour and half-hour SPT scripted series. Last year’s program finalists worked on SPT series including Dr. Ken, Night Shift, Powers, The Goldbergs, The Get Down and The Blacklist.

Online applications will be accepted beginning today through July 11 at http://www.sptdiversedirectors.com.

The Diverse Directors Program begins in October and runs through February 2017.