The Industry Next film and screenplay initiative is focused on finding the next generation of filmmakers, screenwriters, and musicians in the name of inclusion. This season is open to filmmakers and screenwriters of underrepresented communities. Submit your film for a chance at being a featured speaker at a future Ermantourage entertainment summit in 2021. Grand prize winner wins mentor meetings with a variety of names in entertainment. Features and pilots are welcomed.

*A portion of submission fees go towards The Innocence Project. The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

Erman Baradi is a Filipino American writer and producer deemed "top networker in Hollywood." He is the founder of Ermantourage and co-founder of The Film Empire
(formerly MixKnowledgy and The Rel/event).

Best Filmmaker

The grand prize winner will be featured for a Q&A at a future Ermantourage entertainment summit in 2021, an event celebrating creatives of diverse backgrounds in media, film, music, and more.

Winner to have a featured interview in digital magazine Vents Magazine and other outlets to be announced.

Film Mentorship meetings with (subject to change):
-Nate Moore, executive, Marvel Studios; executive producer, "Black Panther," "The Eternals," "Captain America: Civil War"
-Brian Goldberg, partner, Worldwide Production Agency (WPA)
-Nena Erb, two-time Emmy-winning editor, HBO's "Insecure," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
-Steven Jaworski, Vice President of Production, A&E Networks

Screenplay mentorship meetings meeting with (subject to change):
-Deniese Davis, co-executive producer, HBO's "Insecure"; COO, ColorCreative
-Todd Baynes, director of scripted development, Paramount Network
-Linda Yvette Chavez, Co-Creator/Executive Producer, Netflix's "Gentefied"
-Ben Phelps, founder/CEO, Emagine Content talent & literary management

-Must be 18 years of age or older.
-International entries are allowed but the material must be written in English.
- Re-submissions are allowed but entry fee must be paid again.
- Submissions must be the original work of the submitting applicant.