Scripted Film Lab

The SmashCut Film Lab (formerly known as Liberty Lab for Film) is an advanced program. It is for those who have filmmaking, screenwriting, producing experience and want an opportunity to work alongside like-minded creatives. You’ll have the guidance of seasoned professionals like Daniel Knauf, (executive producer, NBC’s The Blacklist) screenwriters Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu, Cold), Paul Guay (Liar Liar), David H. Steinberg (American Pie 2) and Courtney Balaker (Little Pink House) in developing, writing, filming […]

Student Academy Awards

The Student Academy Awards (SAA) recognizes and honors student filmmakers who show their excellence in the creation of motion pictures. By awarding these outstanding achievements, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences strives to support and inspire emerging filmmakers and to foster growth and education in the art and science of motion pictures. Awards are given in 5 categories: Narrative, Animation, Alternative/Experimental, and Documentary.

Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship

This award is for graduating U.S. high school seniors who intend to major in a communications-related degree at a four-year college or university.

NATAS-PSW Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of the Pacific Southwest region and are majoring in a television-related discipline.

NATAS Upper Midwest Chapter Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of the Upper Midwest area, including Minnesota, North or South Dakota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa. Students must pursue a career in broadcasting, television or electronic media and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

NATAS Lone Star Scholarship

This award is available to Texas students who are majoring in radio, television, film, or broadcast journalism. The applicant must be a college sophomore, junior or senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.