Michael AptedWe are now accepting applications for the fall 2017 Marion Knott Scholar Program. This semester our talented filmmaker is producer/director/documentarian Michael Apted (Masters of SexThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader). Apted is known for his Up documentary series, as well for films like Coal Miner’s Daughter, Gorillas in the Mist, and the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, among others.

If selected to participate as a Marion Knott Scholar, you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Mr. Apted.  Scholars should have a work in progress, either a screenplay, a concept in development, or footage suitable for an episodic form to work on during the semester.  Scholars will meet individually with Mr. Apted for an hour every other Monday (between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.).  Scholars are also required to enroll in FTV 310/510 (Mondays, 7 p.m. -10 p.m.) with Professor Alex Rose (you do not have to be enrolled in this course to apply. However, if you are selected, you will have to enroll by Friday, September 8). There will be a required lunch with Mr. Apted and all of the Scholars at the end of the semester.

Space for this exciting program is limited and late applications will not be accepted so please submit applications as early as possible.

Complete the online application form by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to be considered.