Disney has announced details of the inaugural season of “LAUNCHPAD,” a collection of live-action short films from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. All six short films will be available to stream on Disney+ beginning May 28th. The filmmakers, all from underrepresented backgrounds, were selected from more than 1100 U.S. applicants and were given an opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions with […]

Disney has announced its six finalists for its “Disney Launchpad: Shorts Incubator program”, which is a brand-new opportunity for directors from underrepresented backgrounds to present diverse perspectives, through the production of original, live-action shorts for proposed initial exhibition on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+. The finalists were Aqsa Altaf, Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Jessica Mendez Siqueiros, […]

Last year, Disney announced a new “Launchpad: Shorts Incubator program”, which would be coming to Disney+.  This special program would see Disney looking for experienced directors from underrepresented backgrounds with diverse and varied perspectives.  With director(s) of each project will be paired with Disney creative executives who will serve as mentors. Select shorts will have […]

The Walt Disney Company has announced applications are open for its first Disney Launchpad: Shorts Incubator. The program is a new opportunity for up to six (6) directors from underrepresented backgrounds to present diverse perspectives through the production of original, live-action short films for proposed initial exhibition on the upcoming streaming service Disney+. Directors will […]