How does Impact x Netflix work?
Over the course of the next year, Impact will source projects globally across four film genres and then develop select projects chosen by Netflix using our accelerated development system.
The four film genres are:
- Large scale action-adventure films for all audiences (Application closed)
- Lifestyle movies with a competition element (Application closed)
- Female-led Thrillers (Application closed)
- Action-Comedies (Application closed)
For each genre, Impact will host online open submissions through which writers of all levels from around the world can apply with a well-thought out idea and writing sample. Applications will be vetted via Impact’s review process before a subset of applicants are interviewed by Impact. From there, a group of finalists selected by Impact will have their proposed project presented to Netflix by the Impact team. If Netflix chooses to develop one or more projects, the writer of selected projects (“Creators”) will then sign a writing services agreement with Netflix and be paid the then-current minimum scale set forth in the Writers Guild of America Basic Agreement. Once signed, the writer will be paired by Impact with a Shaper (an experienced industry professional ) who will plan to meet with the writer twice weekly to offer non-writing consulting services, and the writer shall write and deliver a first draft to Netflix in 10 weeks or less in accordance with the signed writing agreement.
You can read the full press release here.
How many projects will be selected and developed?
Impact and Netflix are not pre-determining the number of projects to be developed.
Will there be an in-person program component like Impact’s previous accelerators?
No. Unlike Impact’s previous accelerator programs, selected Creators will not need to relocate to participate and there will be no speaker series or Pitch Day. Selected Creators will work with their Shaper and the Impact team to develop their script either virtually or in-person, subject to their location and health guidelines.
How do I apply?
Applications are now closed.