WHAT IS THE SONY PICTURES TELEVISION (SPT) DIVERSE DIRECTORS PROGRAM?

The SPT DIVERSE DIRECTORS PROGRAM provides access for highly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to potential episodic directing opportunities on scripted one-hour and half-hour SPT series. This Los Angeles-based program allows its participants to shadow veteran Directors Guild of America (DGA) directors on episodes of various scripted SPT series; after the successful completion of their shadowing assignment, Participants may be permitted to direct scripted webisiodes of SPT series. All Program Participants will meet with SPT studio creative executives, executive producers and producing directors on scripted SPT series, as well as diverse veteran DGA TV directors while they take part in an intensive episodic directing workshop and attend guest speaker events. Those participants who do well during the first season of the program may have the opportunity to be invited back to direct an episode of a scripted SPT series the following season.