Production company founded by Michael D. Ratner partnered with NYU Production Lab to discover and develop episodic projects from new voices
OBB Pictures partnered with the NYU Production Lab to discover and develop projects from the next generation of television writers in the NYU community. The program launched in April 2018 and the first batch of winners was announced this week, with five already having development deals.
The aim of the OBB Pictures x NYU Production Lab Episodic Development Studio was to bring fresh voices representing a wide array of perspectives from emerging talent at NYU to the fast-growing production company.
OBB founder and CEO Michael D. Ratner is an NYU alum, as is production executive Miranda Sherman, who headed up the initiative.
“With Miranda’s experience shepherding emerging talent, she was the clear choice to take the reins for the program, presenting emerging writers with opportunities to create a community of peers, supporting a cohort of diverse voices, and creating a pipeline for distributors seeking the freshest, most exciting stories in television,” Ratner said in a statement.