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Netflix’s TakeTen Returns to Discover and Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in India



Netflix has announced the return of its TakeTen workshop and competition, in collaboration with Film Companion, with the aim of discovering and supporting underrepresented filmmakers from across India. The program provides an opportunity for five aspiring creators to attend workshops on writing, directing, and producing series, hosted by some of India’s most accomplished industry leaders. The winners will also receive a grant from the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity to produce their own, fully funded short series. The short series will debut on Netflix India’s YouTube channel to global audiences.

Last year’s TakeTen program was a resounding success, receiving entries from more than 20 states in India. Half of the ten finalists were women, reflecting the program’s emphasis on diversity and inclusion. The second season will continue the program’s commitment to offering opportunity and support to emerging talent, encouraging a new generation of storytellers in India.

Anupama Chopra, Film Companion editor, said, “TakeTen is about opportunity, inclusion, and diversity. It’s a privilege to do it again.” Monika Shergill, Vice-President, Content, Netflix India, added, “We believe that inclusion behind the camera leads to better representation on screen, and TakeTen will help us to discover unique voices and support emerging series creators.”


The program’s impact was felt by last year’s participants, who have spoken about the benefits they received from being involved. Aditi Sharma said, “For the first time, me and my team believed that we had a real shot at this.” Suyash Kamat added, “The exposure and recognition I received from TakeTen has been invaluable. I look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

The second season of TakeTen promises to offer an extensive workshop to five emerging filmmakers, with a focus on nurturing their talent and providing financial support for their projects. The program’s emphasis on inclusion and diversity reflects Netflix’s commitment to offering opportunities for underrepresented voices across the globe. With the short series premiering on Netflix India’s YouTube channel, the program will also provide a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work to a global audience.

Stay tuned for updates on the second season of Take Ten on the official website. The program promises to inspire and empower a new generation of storytellers in India.

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