A statement from Tribeca ..
We are proud to partner with Netflix and Gold House to create more visibility and opportunities for API perspectives behind the camera. Research indicates that Asians and Pacific Islanders are either missing or misrepresented in film, it's time to grow the pipeline of talent within these communities.
There have been too few programs with the directive of creating opportunities for Asian and Pacific Islanders in director roles. That’s why Netflix, Gold House and Tribeca Studios are uniting to build a new one together. Today, we’re launching the Future Gold Film Fellowship, a program designed to uplift experienced directors looking to break through, and celebrate more stories from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
Selected by Tribeca Studios and a diverse panel of industry leaders — including Aneesh Chaganty, Jon M. Chu, Destin Daniel Cretton, Christopher Kahunahana, Daniel Dae Kim, Alice Wu, Janet Yang, and Nina Yang Bongiovi — three Asian and Pacific Islander directors will each receive a production grant to make a scripted short film. They will also get full production support from Tribeca Studios (the brand entertainment arm of Tribeca Enterprises), customized training and mentorship by Tribeca Studios and Netflix Executives, and exposure to established talent within the Gold House network.
This program is an important addition to our festival of storytellers as we’ve long committed to providing a platform for storytellers whose voices have often been unheard. We’re proud to be joining forces with Gold House and Netflix on this new initiative, and look forward to the incredible work this crucial program will spark.