Congrats to the 2017 IP Producers Fellows!

March 20, 2017

documentary producers fellowship

We're excited to announce the group of producers selected for the 2nd cohort of our IP Documentary Producers Fellowship. Congratulations to the 11 producers selected:

  • Jameka Autry
  • Pulkit Datta
  • Taylor Hom
  • Dana Kalmey
  • Lance Kramer
  • Chelsea Matter
  • Lindsey Megrue
  • Rachel Pikelny
  • Erik Spink
  • Jeffrey Star
  • Sam Tabet

We were very impressed by the quality of the applications we received, and look forward to a great year of workshops. Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and applied! 



In the fall of 2015, we launched our Documentary Producers Fellowship with the goal of celebrating the documentary producer, and fostering emerging producing talent in the field. 

The Impact Partners Documentary Producers Fellows participate in six development workshops guided by guest luminaries — eminent documentary producers and industry experts with distinct areas of knowledge.

Guest luminaries that participated in the 2016 fellowship workshops included:

Jeremy Chilnick, Victoria Cook, Howard Gertler, Julie Goldman, Andrew Herwitz, Amy Hobby, Tabitha Jackson, Marilyn Ness, Thom Powers, Morgan Spurlock, & Eden Wurmfeld

Each workshop explores a different aspect of film production facing producers today. The workshops cover film finance, festival and sales strategy, the distribution landscape, legal workshops and other critical topics. During each session, luminaries work closely with each fellow to choose topics and issues with immediate relevancy to their current work, offering hands-on advice, strategies and best practices. 

The workshops are moderated by Impact Partners’ Executive Director Dan Cogan. Each fellow is awarded $1,000.

To learn more about the fellowship, check out our Producers Fellowship section of the website.