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Film Lab

Empowering Minority Filmmakers

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Film Labs

Fall 2022 Programs: AMPLIFYING LATINX STORIES

Despite comprising a significant and rapidly increasing segment of the audience, and a higher-than national average of the spend on entertainment (streaming services, box office), Latinx stories continue to be underrepresented on the screen. Beyond the increase in demand, and the economic argument for creating more Latinx content, there is an immense depth and richness of stories, with varied cultural nuances and breadth of experiences, that remains largely untapped. Hollywood continues to forgo this veritable goldmine of stories for exhausted tropes of narco-culture. The M Film lab’s goal is to explore genuine and authentic stories from a Latinx perspective, that defy this reductionist trend. We are looking for stories of any genre and subject matter, so long as they are delivered with a uniquely latinx voice.

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icon_KeydatesKey Dates
22JULY
Applications Open
30SEPT
Application Deadline
28OCT
2nd Cohort Announcement
11NOV
Film Lab Starts
21NOV
Film Lab Ends
02DEC
Winning Screenplay Announcement
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Arturo Muyshondt

Arturo Muyshondt

Actor, Producer

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Gonzalez

Development Executive, MFA In Writing For Screen & TV, USC

Felicia Hilario

Felicia Hilario

Television Screenwriter, MFA In Writing For Screen & TV, USC

Maggy Torres-Rodriguez

Maggy Torres-Rodriguez

Writer/Producer, MFA In Writing For Screen & TV, USC

Santiago Paladines

Santiago Paladines

Writer/Director, MFA Directing, AFI

Gareth-Dunnet-Alcocer

Gareth-Dunnet-Alcocer

Writer, Director, Producer, MFA In Writing For Screen & TV, USC

Arturo Muyshondt

Arturo Muyshondt

Actor, Producer

Selected Finalists

The six talented writers below were selected to participate in the M Film Lab Fall 2022 Program, where where they will work and learn from a team of experienced mentors and industry professionals to develop their screenplays. At the end of the program, one winner will be chosen, and their screenplay will be selected for production!

Maria Mealla

Austin, Texas

Screenplay Title: Juana Pelos

Desiree Carcamo

Los Angeles, CA

Screenplay Title: Imperfect Beautiful Strange

Nico Casavecchia

Los Angeles, CA

Screenplay Title: White Latino

Chloe Caudillo

Los Angeles, CA

Screenplay Title: Directions

Ma Troggian

New York

Screenplay Title: The Love of Jupiter

Claudia Zapata

Beverly Hills

Screenplay Title: The Tamalada

Congratulations to our Winner!

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