Paul Feig's Powderkeg Announces Filmmakers for Female Director Incubator

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All of the filmmakers, none of which have directed a studio film before, were required to develop a short film idea around a prompt. 

Powderkeg: Fuse — the female director incubator run through Paul Feig and Laura Fischer's digital content company — has announced the directors that will take place in its sophomore season.

Directors Ashley Eakin, Kantu Lentz, Fawzia Mirza, Tedra "TT the Artist” Wilson, and Natalie Prisco will take part in the latest season of comedic short films, which will be made in association with Google Assistant.

All of the filmmakers, none of which have directed a studio film before, were required to develop a short film idea around a prompt. Alongside Powderkeg, the filmmakers were selected by a panel from Google and YouTube exec, including Elle Roth-Brunet, Erika Bennett, KR Liu, and Boyoung Lee. Films will be shot in Los Angeles, with directors being mentored by Feig.

The deal was negotiated by  UTA Marketing, with exec Alex Hooven offering: "We could not be more thrilled to work with Google Assistant and Powderkeg on this incredible effort to bring more female voices to the forefront of culture."

“Our first season of Fuse was a huge success as it helped expose such talented and visionary female filmmakers to the industry and to the world,” say Feig and Fischer. “We look forward to making the next season of short films with another group of exciting filmmakers who have brought us a full range of comedies told from their unique perspectives.”

The first set of short films to come out of the incubator have screened at Sundance and the Austin Film Festival.