Imaginar TV Incubator Launched by Film Independent and FX in Collaboration with NALIP

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LOS ANGELES (December 14, 2023) – Film Independent and FX have teamed up to launch the inaugural Film Independent Imaginar TV Incubator for Fearless Latinx Creators in collaboration with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).

The Imaginar TV Incubator is an innovative new program that will sponsor six Latinx Creators as they participate in a series of workshops, conversations and individual meetings designed to provide them with valuable support, insight on the FX Networks drama programming brand and direct access to industry leaders.

“Earlier this year, we launched the groundbreaking Imaginar Producers Residency to help Latinx Producers build a pathway towards producing for studios. Today, we are so thrilled to expand our support of Latinx artists with the Imaginar TV Incubator,” said Angela C. Lee, Director of Artist Development. “We look forward to working with FX and NALIP to select an inaugural cohort of bold and unforgettable Latinx TV creators for this new initiative.

“FX is proud to support the Imaginar TV Incubator,” said Shola Ajewole, SVP Creative and Cultural Diversity, FX. “This program continues our longstanding commitment to developing programming that is reflective of the world we live in, and amplifying the voices we have not yet heard from.”

“We are excited to partner with Film Independent to create the Imaginar TV Incubator,” said Gina Balian, President, FX Entertainment. “By combining Film Independent’s innovative writer programs and knack for finding the next generation of creators with FX’s brand of fearless storytelling, we have been able to create a new program to engage Latinx creators in our search for the next hit series for FX.” The first part of the two-week Incubator will be a 3-day intensive that will focus on workshopping selected one-hour drama pilots, deepening pitch skills, and gaining access and insights into the FX development process. Creators will pitch their original one-hour drama pilots to FX at the conclusion of the initial intensive. Over the remainder of the program, Creators will have individual meetings with creative advisors and executives to develop a second original drama concept that will be pitched to FX on the final day of the Incubator. A $3,000 grant will be awarded to each participant, along with travel grants as required for selected Creators participation.

Celebrating 30 years in 2023, Film Independent Artist Development programs support creative voices and diverse perspectives in film and television by giving filmmakers crucial resources they need to advance their projects and build sustainable careers. Alumni of Artist Development programs include 2024 Spirit Awards nominee Tze Chun (I’m a Virgo), Linda Yvette Chavez and Marvin Lemus (Gentified), Silka Luisa (Blade Runner 2099), LaToya Morgan (Duster), Robbie Pickering (Gaslit) and Beth Schacter (Billions).

The application deadline for the Imaginar TV Incubator for Fearless Latinx Creators is February 2, 2024, with an extended deadline for Film Independent Members on February 9, 2024. To apply, please visit


For over 40 years, Film Independent has helped filmmakers get their projects made and seen. The nonprofit organization’s core mission is to champion creative independence in visual storytelling in all its forms, and to foster a culture of inclusion. We support a global community of artists and audiences who embody diversity, innovation, curiosity and uniqueness of vision.

In addition to producing the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the organization supports creative professionals with Artist Development programs, grants and labs. Signature mentorship program Project Involve fosters the careers of talented filmmakers from underrepresented communities. Education events and workshops equip filmmakers of all ages and experience levels with tools and resources. Global Media Makers, a cultural exchange program produced in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, provides career-building opportunities for international film professionals. And year-round screening series Film Independent Presents offers a robust program of unique cinematic experiences, including screenings, conversations, Live Reads and Bring the Noise musical events.

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FX, a division of Disney Entertainment, is a global multiplatform brand that develops, produces, commissions and markets original programming for Hulu and the FX and FXX linear channels in the U.S., and Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other international territories. The FX brand mark appears above the title across its entire slate of originals. Over the past two decades, FX has been responsible for some the most critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows on television. Some of the brand’s current and legacy titles include the dramas American Horror Story, American Crime Story, The Americans, Damages, Fargo, Justified, Nip/Tuck, The Old Man, The Patient, Pose, Rescue Me, The Shield, Snowfall and Sons of Anarchy; the comedies Archer, Atlanta, The Bear, Better Things, DAVE, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reservation Dogs and What We Do in the Shadows; and a growing slate of docuseries and documentary films including The New York Times Presents, Welcome to Wrexham and Dear Mama.