NALIP Partner News November 15-22

FRANKLIN LEONARD ANNOUNCES THE BLACK LIST IS RAISING A FILM FUND

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Franklin Leonardused the prominent stage of the Wall Street Journal’s Tech D.Live conference to announce he’s raising afilm fundto produce some of the exceptional screenplays submitted toThe Black List. 

The Black List’s annual survey of Hollywood executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays has a proven track record for finding compelling stories. Black List movies have won 53 Academy Awards and garnered 262 nominations, including four of the last 10 Best Picture Oscars.

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Hollywood 'Woke' Series: Empowering Diversity in Entertainment - Featuring Disney and the PGA

NALIP Board Member Julie Ann Crommett, VP, Multicultural Audience Engagement Walt Disney Studios will be a featured speaker today along side Jesse Albert, Producers Guild of America Board of Directors for the first luncheon speaker series to empower and mentor for diversity in Hollywood. The objective of this series is to provide rare personal access to and insight from diverse executives/leaders in Hollywood to women and minorities who are interested in careers in Media and Entertainment.


"CRAZY RICH ASIANS" NAMED AS AAFCA’s SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT

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Warner Bros’ ground-breaking hit rom-com Crazy Rich Asians has been selected as an honoree at 2019 Special Achievement Awards by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). AAFCA recognizes individuals, productions and organizations that advance excellence and inclusion in the industry. Prior honorees include Blacklist founder Franklin Leonard, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, and Get Out helmer Jordan Peele.

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BESE ANNOUNCES SHORT PILOT COMPETITION

BESE, Zoe Saldana's digital platform and content studio, has announced its short pilot competition to find new voices and stories for their team. 

Those interested in submitting a project should include a theme reflected in at least one of the pillars of their content programming: NationCulture and Identity. The style and format is open to non-scripted series - documentary, experimental, light-hearted comedy - but the concept should be big enough to become an evergreen series. Although the series should be rooted in Latinx themes, we are open to working with all kinds of filmmakers and hearing their stories about representation and identity as well. The BESE team makes a special note that they are not looking for a scripted series with actors in front of the camera. 

BESE has included many programs like this before through episodes such as "Hidden Figuras" and "Gimme the Word".

Submissions are due by Friday, November 30th. For more information, visit the submission website HERE.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY AND FEATURE FILM CREATIVE PRODUCING LABS & FELLOWSHIPS

A year-long program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Creative Producing Lab, Creative Producing Summit, Sundance Film Festival attendance, $10,000 grant support, year-round mentorship from one industry mentor, and ongoing support from Sundance Institute Staff. $10,000 grant support is also provided for costs of living and unsupported costs of project development for the Fellow. The Program is designed to hone emerging producers’ creative instincts and evolve their communicating and problem-solving skills at all stages of their next feature film project.

Applications and more information can be found at the links below:

Creative Producing Page

Creative Producing Lab & Fellowship: Documentary Film

Creative Producing Lab & Fellowship: Feature Film


About NALIP:

A leading advocate in inclusion in the industry, NALIP is providing more resources to aspiring filmmakers every year with events such as the NALIP Media Summit, the Latino Media Fest, and the Diverse Women in Media Forum, and events such as the Latino Lens Workshops and the Latino Lens Incubator Shorts.

Interested in joining the team? Email your resume and cover letter to opps@nalip.org. Want to become a member? Check out NALIP's different membership rates. Learn about NALIP's upcoming Diverse Women in Media Forum and volunteer opportunities fast approaching!

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