NBC has open its submissions for the 2019-2020 scripted directors program. The Female Forward and the Emerging Director Program- are both programs "designed to increase diverse representation in episodic directing. Female Forward aims to achieve gender parity in the director’s chair, while the Emerging Director Program focuses on ethnically diverse men and gender non-binary talent."
Finalists of both of the programs will have an opportunity to shadow on up on to three episodes of an NBC or NBCU Cable scripted series. Even further, upon winning the candidate is guaranteed an in-season commitment to direct at least one episode of the series they shadow.
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