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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Plenty of Pie?

Plenty of Pie is the first of its kind talent incubator and production accelerator for the entertainment industry dedicated to helping creatives advance their diverse projects to the marketplace.

Who can apply?

If you are a highly motivated emerging or mid-career producer with a project that you believe in, this is the place for you. There are no barriers here. We seek underserved voices in media: all genders, all sexual orientations, all ethnicities, all religions, all ages, all abilities and veterans.  We accept participants from all around the world, but keep in mind we are located in the Pacific time zone and some of our virtual seminars are LIVE and feature interactive Q&A.

Is there a Talent Incubator application fee?


$49 - Early Bird Submission: March 30 through April 7

$69 - General Submission: April 8 through April 21

$89 - Late Submission: April 22 through April 30

Is there a fee for the Talent Incubator? 

No. The Talent Incubator is free!

Can I apply just to the accelerator?

No. Only participants who complete the incubator can apply to the Accelerator.

I have a great project, can you just produce it for me?

No. We only produce projects that have completed the Incubator and the Accelerator.

I have a finished film. Can you help me with distribution?

No. We do not accept finished films or projects already in production.

What kind of projects do you accept? What genres?

We accept scripts for film and TV projects in all genres. Please submit a completed script, though not necessarily a final draft. For documentary features & series, you must submit a detailed treatment. We do not accept short films and projects that are currently in production. We are looking for projects with high commercial appeal that foster diversity in the industry.

What does the incubator cover?

In the incubator, you will learn the tools of producing for feature films, TV series, and documentary, with emphasis on up-to-the-minute trends in the industry. We cover story, development, pitching, finance, packaging, production, marketing, distribution trends, future technology and more. You are expected to attend every seminar, complete weekly homework assignments, midterm, final and your project production plan, which includes budget, prep & production schedule, talent & director lists, post schedule, and preliminary marketing plan.

What is the difference between the incubator and the accelerator?

The incubator is an intensive curriculum based program that offers seminars, one-on-one mentorship, and in-person networking opportunities. The Accelerator is a production entity that provides creatives with ongoing mentor support to help produce their project through delivery, access to financing and distribution partnerships.

I'm already a professional producer and I'm looking for financing, can I apply?

We do not finance projects. The Accelerator connects projects to financiers who make the final determination. Professional producers may apply to be a Mentor-Producer to help shepherd a project. Mentor-Producers who successfully shepherd a project from development through delivery receive a producer's credit and pre-negotiated fee.

I'm a film student, can I apply?

Of course! This is NOT film school. Although the Talent Incubator is curriculum based, our focus is to provide the tools to help you gain access to & navigate the industry and open doors that would otherwise remain shut.

I've produced one film, can I apply?

Absolutely! We accept emerging and mid-career creatives.

I'm currently staffed on a TV show, can I apply?

Yes! We accept emerging and mid-career creatives.

What are the important dates?

Applications open:  March 30

Early Bird Submissions: March 30 through April 7

General Submission: April 8 through April 21

Late Submission: April 22 through April 30 

Notifications: week of June 3

Mentor Meet & Greet (in person):  week of June 10

Classes Start: Tuesday, June 18

Classes meet twice weekly on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm PT, approx 2hrs

Calendar (subject to change):

Week 1: Tuesday, June 18; Thursday, June 20

Week 2: Tuesday, June 25; Thursday, June 27

Independence Holiday - OFF

Week 3: Tuesday, July 9; Thursday, July 11

Week 4: Tuesday, July 16; Thursday, July 18

Week 5: Tuesday, July 23; Thursday, July 25

Week 6: Tuesday, July 30; Thursday, August 1 - MIDTERMS

Week 7: Tuesday, August 6; Thursday, August 8

Week 8: Tuesday, August 13; Thursday, August 15

Week 9: Tuesday, August 20; Thursday, August 22

Week 10: Tuesday, August 27; Thursday, August 29

Labor Day Holiday - OFF

Week 11: Tuesday, September 10; Thursday, September 12

Week 12: Tuesday, September 17; Thursday, September 19 - FINALS & WRAP PARTY!

Where are you located?

Plenty of Pie is based in Los Angeles.

How many projects are accepted?

The incubator accepts up to 20 projects per cohort. The accelerator accepts up to 5 projects per cycle.

What are the application deadlines?

Applications open Saturday, March 30, 2024, 12:00AM PT

Early Bird: April 7, 2024, 11:59PM PT

General: April 21, 2024, 11:59PM PT

Late: April 30, 2024, 11:59PM PT

What do I need to include in my application?

Your application must include:

  • Signed Release Form

  • Résumé (1-2 pages)

  • Short Biography (< 400 words)

  • Statement of Purpose (1 page)

  • Script (needn’t be final) OR Treatment (for documentary & unscripted projects)

  • Story Synopsis (1-2 pages)

  • Copyright# or WGA registration# (include on script or treatment cover)

I have a lot of projects, can I submit more than one?

No. You must select the ONE project that you feel is the strongest. Your choice of project reflects your taste and business-savvy as a producer.

My script isn't finished yet, can I still apply?

We require a completed script to apply, but it needn’t be a final draft. We understand that applicants may be polishing or revising their script, and the feedback you receive in the Incubator will be invaluable to your revision.  Documentary features, docu-series or reality series require a detailed treatment in lieu of a script.

We are producing partners. Can we apply together?

Yes. No more than two producers per project may apply as a team. Teams should apply as ONE PROJECT. Each individual in the producing team should include their own: Release Form, Statement of Purpose, and Resume, bio, and photo.

I'm not available for all of the dates, Can I still apply?

No. You must commit to all dates. While we offer some online courses, some seminars are live and are NOT recorded.

I don't have a resume. Can I submit just my bio?

You must submit both your resume and your biography. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

What can I expect after I apply?

Your application will be evaluated by a selection committee of professional producers. Applicants who advance to the final round may be invited for an online interview.


All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by the week of June 3. 

All who are accepted are invited to attend an in-person Welcome Orientation and Mentor Meet & Greet. (If you are not based in Los Angeles, you will have an opportunity to meet your Mentor virtually). You will receive a syllabus at the first class.


Attendance, whether virtual or in-person, is important. Please note some courses are pre-recorded and will be available on demand, while other seminars will be live (virtually & in-person) but will NOT be recorded.


Virtual Office hours are available for creatives to meet with each other and with Mentor-Producers 30 minutes before and after each session.  In addition to the sessions, there is also a significant amount of homework to prepare and then review with your mentors.

If I'm not accepted into the incubator, can I reapply?

Yes. We encourage applicants to speak to our alumni about their experience, order script coverage from a reputable service, and rework their application before reapplying.

If my project is not accepted into the Accelerator, can I reapply?

There's no need. Once you complete the incubator and submit your project plan, if your project is not chosen, it will continue to be considered for up to two years. In the meantime, we encourage creatives to consider using the skills learned and relationships made in the incubator to independently bring their projects to the marketplace.

I don't have a script, but I have a great idea for a movie. Can I apply?

No. We require a completed script to apply.

If your question wasn't addressed in the FAQs, please let us know.

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