MakeMake Announces New Residency Program
We are proud and excited to announce our inaugural MakeMake Residencies program. The nine-month paid program will open pathways for diverse professionals working in the entertainment industry, including those focused on editorial, design and animation, visual effects, color, sound, and producing, with the goal to expand the field of talent across these disciplines. Alongside residencies in original content creation, the program will offer positions in a range of post-production roles, to address the industry-wide need to increase visibility and access to these vital storytelling careers.
The program, which is now accepting applications, will officially kick off in January 2023. Made possible by the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, Netflix will serve as the program’s flagship sponsor.
MakeMake Residencies will host talent in one of several specialty areas within our family of companies, including Rock Paper Scissors, Elastic, a52, Primary, Jax, Indestructible, and MakeMake Entertainment. The Residencies will span short and long-form projects, including documentary and scripted content, entertainment marketing, and global advertising. Collaborating directly with MakeMake’s artists and producers on active studio projects, residents will participate in the company’s unique interdisciplinary approach. Through the program, participants will deepen their storytelling craft, develop an entrepreneurial spirit, and gain the skills they need to thrive in the fast-paced environment that is crucial in post-production and content creation.
“Stories are the human operating system, and new stories are required for change,” said Angus Wall, founder of MakeMake Entertainment. “As new stories emerge and the tools to tell them evolve, our industry needs to increase awareness of the opportunities and careers available to diverse and talented professionals in these specialized areas. We’re excited to utilize our studio in order to help develop residents’ careers. We are so grateful to Netflix for their commitment to the next generation of creators.”
Click here to learn more and apply.