After many recent changes to the grant system due to the MAG system, Studio 22 has settled on the following grant system.

What does Studio 22 support include?

  • Script notes from the Studio 22 board and meeting and revisions with our script chairs

  • A Finance Chair who will take care of all of your finances, advise you on your budget, and give you access to check advances, debit cards, and tax-exemption forms to ensure that you have to front as little money as possible for your film

  • A Production Chair who will help you with your Risk-Management Plan, advise you on equipment rentals, location scouting and any other production areas you have questions about.

  • Experienced NU filmmakers and producers who have been in your place and want to help your film be the very best that it can be.

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The Bindley Grants

At $7,500, the Bindley is the largest grant we give out annually, and in recent years has been broken into two $4,000 grants to give even more opportunities to student filmmakers. The Bindley family generously donates the grant money each year. William Bindley graduated from Northwestern and is now a film writer, producer, and director in Hollywood. He has worked for major studios including Warner Bros, HBO and MGM. The Bindley is typically given to longer, more complicated scripts, and is considered very prestigious. Students pitch for the grants during fall quarter, and the films a shot during winter quarter.

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Quarterly $1500 Studio 22 Grants

Studio 22 will award one $1500 Studio 22 Grant each quarter, which will then be shot the following quarter (Spring Grants awarded will be shot Fall. Fall Grants awarded will be shot winter, etc.). Similar to our Bindley grants, any RTVF sophomore, junior, or senior can apply.

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The New Student Grant

Studio 22 will award one $1000 New Student Grant (or NSG) that only Freshman or transfer students may apply to. The NSG is intended to be an educational process, and the entire crew must also be comprised of freshmen and transfer students. NSG pitches will be held winter quarter and will be shot during spring quarter.