The NYU Production Lab is a storytelling incubator whose mission is to help the next generation design and launch thriving careers in creative industries.


The Production Lab made its first film investments in fall 2014 and then opened its doors to NYU’s creative community in fall 2015.  As a creative content incubator, the Lab serves as an experiential-learning bridge for students navigating the transition from an academic classroom to the professional creative industry. To date, the Production Lab has signed seventeen projects onto the Lab’s Slate; pledged $380,000 in film financing to the NYU creative community; hosted over 39,000 visits and over 1,000 auditions; helped 13 writers develop feature-length scripts from 200-word ideas; held over 50 career-oriented events and panels, launched a podcast series, and so much more.  With the continued expansion of our programmatic offerings — including the Creative Career Design Fellowship, the LabCast, and Corporate-sponsored Development Studios — the Production Lab is at the forefront of cultural entrepreneurship, preparing today’s emerging artists for the jobs of tomorrow.

You can help us support more emerging creatives by making a donation here.