Universal Names 8 Filmmakers for new Directors Intensive Program

Universal’s motion picture group has named the first intake of filmmakers who will take part in the studio’s new program called Directors Intensive: Pitch to Premiere

The program is a partnership between Universal, the Sundance Institute FilmTwo program and AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women.  The intensive program is “designed to introduce selected filmmakers to executives from Universal Pictures and Focus Features and offer a look inside the studio’s production process from development to distribution.

The filmmakers participating in program include:

  • Clea DuVall
  • Cory Finley
  • Sally El Hosaini
  • Tanya Hamilton
  • Joey Ally (pictured)
  • Rosie Haber
  • Tannaz Hazemi
  • Manjari Makijany