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    Warner Bros. Launches Workshop for Emerging Directors

    It’s a matter of access. In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite, the studio’s new project is meant to give “underrepresented” talent a chance and allow those who might normally be ignored by Hollywood the opportunity to have their voices heard. Five selected filmmakers will embark on a nine-month mentored fellowship, each developing a $100,000 short film from script to production before finally showcasing their work at a festival. It’s not clear what “underrepresented” means, but many hope it signals more diversity. Applications will be accepted starting next month.

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