Three filmmakers have been selected to participate in the second annual HBOAccess Directing Fellowship, a program that provides a mentorship with an HBO creative executive and a $100,000 budget to shoot a short presentation for the premium network.
The winners: Kate Marks, a Project Involve fellow at Film Independent; Pete Chatmon, whose debut feature Premium starred Dorian Missick, Zoe Saldana and Hill Harper; and Kevin Lau, a recent fellow of the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program and CAPE New Writers Fellowship.
Each will direct a pilot presentation for the premium channel this summer with material workshopped through the 2015 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. Marks will helm Manic by Yolanda Carney, Chatmon gets Lady Bouncer by Sarah McChesney and Lau will take on F**ked Up by Joshua Levy and Prathi Srinivasan.
Eight finalists were originally selected from more than 800 submissions, HBO said. Applications for the 2017 fellowship will open in March 2017.