MakeMake Entertainment Announces Residency Program for Early to Mid-Career Diverse Professionals in Editorial, Design and Animation, Visual Effects, Color, Sound, and Producing

Supported by the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, the program, which is now accepting applications, will officially kick off in January 2023.

MakeMake Entertainment, a best-in-craft collective studio of storytellers, is proud to announce its 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. 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 MakeMake’s 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. 

MakeMake Entertainment and its portfolio of companies create award-winning commercials, trailers, television series, and feature films. Their projects include Netflix’s Jennifer Lopez documentary Halftime, main titles for HBO’s Game of Thrones and Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, trailers for Warner Bros. ’ Joker, visual effects for Nike’s “You Can’t Stop Us,” and editorial for Athleta’s “Power Of She” featuring Simone Biles.

“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.” 

MakeMake Residencies are currently accepting applications. Visit makemakeentertainment.com/residencies to learn more and apply.

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