The COVID-19 pandemic halted film production in Los Angeles for months, but once it was safe to venture out, manager-producer Rachel Miller — a founding partner of Haven Entertainment, where her clients include Ben Schwartz — made sure her filmmakers had what they needed to do the job.
A total of 25 were set up with fully equipped “tech pods” supplied with laptops, headphones, Wi-Fi hotspots, Adobe and Final Draft software, comfortable chairs and even a weekly delivery of fruits and vegetables from CropSwap. But those 25 are not accomplished Hollywood auteurs one might find on Miller’s client list. Instead, the group is the latest crop of high school students to spring from Film2Future, the nonprofit Miller founded to help pump Hollywood’s pipeline with talent from underserved communities.
The students get storytelling and filmmaking training in addition to courses in financial literacy, how to nail interviews, internship placement and more. Guest speakers like Insecure’s Prentice Penny and Daniel Dae Kim even have made appearances during special Q&As.
Read the rest of Manager-Producer Rachel Miller Looks to Boost High School Student Filmmakers via The Hollywood Reporter website.