Russell Simmons Launches Search For Filmmakers
By Alexis Frank
Jun 2, 2004, 14:13

Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan, the production team responsible for the Tony-award winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, the Peabody-award winning Def Poetry series on HBO and the blockbuster Def Comedy Jam franchise, are looking for up and coming urban filmmakers to submit their completed work for consideration for acquisitions, distribution and Simmons Lathan Media Group's (SLMG) New Def Filmmakers Program.

Please submit completed short films, feature films, documentaries, music videos, performances or interview footage for consideration. PLEASE DO NOT SEND SCRIPTS. Eligible filmmakers will be contacted about submitting additional material once we've reviewed your film.
Submissions should include:

1. A cover letter containing the type of content you are submitting, total running time, year of completion, original shooting format (35MM, 16MM, DV, Mini DV, High-Def) and a brief synopsis of your work.

2. A VHS screening cassette

3. Resume or Bio with contact information

4. Any press materials if available.

5. List of festivals where your work has been screened.

Please send submissions to the following address:
Simmons Lathan Media Group
521 Fifth Ave., 28th Floor
New York, NY 10175
Attn: Alexis Frank/Film Submission

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