Something new is always happening at Johns Hopkins University. Currently, they have a new film incubator that is trying to cultivate new ideas for producing films. The program is called Bold Voices, New Paradigms Incubator and it’s part of the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media Studies.
As Roberto Buso-Garcia, director of the fund and Hopkin’s Master of Arts in Film and Media program explained, “Most incubators are trying to figure out new uses for technology. With ours the difference is our incubator focuses on ideas and concepts, and technology is one aspect of what our projects will take into consideration.”
Out of the 75 applications for the first go-around, 18 projects were selected to participate. The program includes a screenplay boot camp and one-on-one meetings with mentors in the field. When the program is over in June, participants can then apply for funding from the innovation fund to continue with their work.