The NYU Production Lab supports select filmmakers through project development and financing.  And we support the entire NYU filmmaking community by offering reservable, creative spaces and career-focused programming.  See below for more details.


Development Studio

The NYU Production Lab works with a limited number of selected writers each year to develop their screenplays. Applicants need only have an idea to apply. Those selected will develop this idea into a screenplay over the course of nine months, with the goal to submit the finished product to the Production Lab’s Slate for financial and other resource support. Need more info?  Check out our FAQs.

Applications for the Development Studio will open again in Fall 2018.  Please sign up for our mailing list (bottom of page) to be notified when applications go live.

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Production and Post Film Financing

Do you have a feature-length script and need help financing production?  Have you finished shooting your film, but are looking for funds to color correct or mix your audio?  The Production Lab invests money and more in emerging filmmakers.  Click the link below for more details.

The deadline to submit applications was 5pm EST on November 13, 2017.   Applications will reopen in Fall 2018.  Sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of the page to be notified once applications open again.

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How We Support Our Slate of Films

Film Financing

The Production Lab makes equity investments in long-form cinematic content: feature-length narrative films, feature documentaries, and series concepts.  Want to know if you are eligible to apply for Lab funding? Check out our FAQ’s for answers.


Marketing & Distribution Collaboration

The Production Lab considers films to be excellent catalysts for network-building and career-launching interdisciplinary collaboration. Since 2015, the NYU Production Lab, together with the Stern Signature Projects, pairs Lab-supported filmmakers with MBA students who are pursuing careers in entertainment, media, and technology.  Together they develop and execute proactive, filmmaker-focused marketing and distribution strategies that can position a film for success in the marketplace.  

Post Production Partnerships

The Production Lab is continuously developing partnerships with post production houses in NYC and abroad to advocate for almost-finished films that may need a little extra help getting through post, sound, and color correction. We work with supportive post houses and vendors to broker valuable deals for filmmakers on our slate, finding the best fit for the creative work, the timeline, and the budget.  



Programming Events

Programming at the Production Lab is designed to bring students and alumni closer together and closer to their careers. Through targeted events and series, students from across disciplines have an opportunity to meet each other, thereby growing a valuable network of peers pursuing careers in the film industry, and learn from experts in the broad entertainment media landscape. Our programming is intended to help students transform classroom learning into their first foray into a creative career. 



The Production Lab offers co-working space for all NYU students and alumni who are working on a film project.  Within our space at 16 Washington Place (lower level), we offer reservable rooms to host meetings, auditions, screenings, and more.  Flexible common spaces allow production teams to expand as needed, among fellow creative filmmakers.

Creator Network

The Creator Network is an online platform that connects the NYU Creative Community. Browse creatives’ profiles to find and connect with your next Marketer, Costume Designer, Recording Artist, and more from NYU’s diverse talent.