Netflix Partners with NALIP's Women of Color Incubator!
Posted by NALIP on March 08, 2021
NALIP is excited to announce that we have Netflix’s support for the Narrative Short Film Incubator for Women of Color!
Netflix Partners with NALIP’s Women of Color Incubator!
NALIP’s incubator program aims to help Latinx women produce short film projects through dedicated funding, production support, and mentorship. We believe that in order to close the gender gap seen in the media industry today, we need to elevate the work and talent of diverse women creatives. With the help of Netflix, we will be able to provide the selected applicants with the tools and resources they need to move their projects forward and with that, bring more women towards influential positions in the industry.
NALIP’s Executive Director, Ben Lopez, and Projects Director, Liliana Espinoza, are thrilled to have a top media company like Netflix redirect their efforts into improving diversity and inclusion in the industry,
“Joining forces with Netflix to provide talented women with a program that can advance their careers is an important step towards a more inclusive industry. Talent incubator programs are vital to the careers of emerging creators. Having the support of a top media company like Netflix brings visibility to the importance of elevating the voices and talent of those that have been most ignored by an industry that favors one type of race and gender.”
This partnership is part of Netflix’s effort to uplift women in the entertainment industry. Their Head of Global TV, Bela Bajaria, announced via a blogpost,
“Last week we announced a new Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, which will invest $20 million a year for the next five years in building more inclusive pipelines behind the camera. Today, I am excited to announce that the first $5 million will go towards programs that help identify, train and provide work placements for up-and-coming women talent around the world.”
Stay tuned for more information about the Narrative Short Film Incubator for Women of Color.