Women in Media (WiM) is ready and willing to add another project to its CAMERAderie 2021 production slate, scheduled to shoot in August of this year in Los Angeles. Given the short timeframe, a project-in-motion with a solid foundation already in place would be the best fit for CAMERAderie: BOOST. If your team is ready to hit the ground running with a (no more than) 10-page short film, WiM’s CAMERAderie Initiative is prepared to provide resources to raise its production value and give your team the BOOST it may need.

This Lab and its goods and services are only available to WiM Pro Members who can meet the below Requirements. Please review all requirements before submitting a project. Time is of the essence!  

CAMERAderie: BOOST Submission Deadline: Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 6pm PST

About the Lab:

The Lab consists of the guided development, production and resources for short-form projects by WiM Pro Members, including a series of conventions, workshops, and mentorship opportunities for every department.

The CAMERAderie Initiative and Act Two Lab are a dedicated effort to provide creatives, crew members, and above the line directors & producers with an opportunity to hone their skills at a higher level in preparation for leadership positions in big budget productions.  Our 2019 films helped launch the careers of the participants. The outcomes have included paid feature writing gigs at NBC Universal, agents, features greenlit, commercial directing gigs, and continued relationships with fellow above and below the line crew.

CAMERAderie: Boost BENEFITS (provided by Women in Media)

Arri Cameras, Lenses, Lights

Cinelease G&E and truck


Production Insurance

WiM will put down all required security deposits with rental houses and locations.

MBS Stages training for Grip, Electric, Art Dept/Carpentry

Mentoring for ATL and BTL keys – click through to see who is involved HERE!

Lab Workshops & Events (all free for CAMERAderie Crew)

Hands-on equipment training with vendors (all free for CAMERAderie Crew)

Film Festival Consultant from a top expert

Screening & Black Carpet Ceremony

Numerous prizes for films/crew including Custom Directors Chairs, DELL workstations, Rosco lights, software/app licenses, sound gear, etc. and a grand prize of equipment towards a feature film production (3-week rental) and color correction.

…and there will be more!!

**Total in-kind value is equal to more than $150K per film crew & production**

If selected, you and your team will become part of the CAMERAderie Family, and the relationships you build through this experience will last a lifetime!!

CAMERAderie: Boost REQUIREMENTS (summary)

You must be a WiM Pro Member to submit.

Narrative project

Max 10 pages (excluding title page)

Shootable in 3 days

Limited locations

Limited cast/extras

Keys must be WiM Pro Members in good standing or able and ready to join WiM as a Pro Member.

Crews must be 70% WiM Members or able and ready to join WiM. 

All Crew must be volunteer.

All Cast will be SAG-AFTRA deferred.

You must have the following team members already on board (& they will be vetted along with the project) Producer(s), Director, DP, PD, and Editor.

You must have partial funding and/or crowdfunding in progress.

You must have a budget, a schedule, and an overall plan of action.

You, or the writer, must own the rights to the project.

The film must be original (no adaptations).

You may not have any prior contracts or obligations to sponsorships or investors.

You must not have a distribution deal in place.

As part of the project budget, the project will be required to put down a refundable $2500 security deposit to cover loss and damage deductible. Any funds not spent on L&D will be returned for use on film festival submissions and marketing.


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