Partner News 12/13/2021

Posted by on December 22, 2021

Check out what our partners are up doing in the industry!

Film Fatales Winter Auction 

Let's wrap out the year in style. Explore the Film Fatales Winter Auction where you can bid on career-changing opportunities to meet your favorite filmmakers through virtual consultations, project feedback sessions, and more! Consult with feature film directors Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Siân Heder (CODA), Alice Wu (The Half of It), Ekwa Msangi (Farewell Amor), or Eliza Hittman (Never Rarely Sometimes Always). Schedule a private coaching session with Judy Weston or Kelly Clark. Request creative feedback from producers Lisa Cortés (All In: The Fight For Democracy), Amy Talkington (Little Fires Everywhere), Smriti Mundhra (Indian Matchmaking), Jamila Wignot (Ailey), or Sam Housman (Wander Darkly). Connect with television directors Anu Valia (She-Hulk), Neema Barnette (Bosch), Jennifer Phang (Foundation), Cherien Dabis (Ramy), Rachel Goldberg (Resident Evil), and more! Join Film Fatales in supporting a thousand feature film and television directors of all marginalized genders by bidding online before December 17th:

 Two Documentary Films from NBCU Academy & NBC News Studios Original Voices Fellowship to Premiere at 2022 Sundance Film Festival

The NBCUniversal News Group is excited to share that two documentary films supported by our Original Voices Fellowship program will officially premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival: I Didn’t See You There, directed by Reid Davenport, and shot from his perspective in his wheelchair as he navigates disability, invisibility, love, and spectacle; and Mija, directed by Isabel Castro, featuring an ambitious Latina music manager whose undocumented family depends on her ability to discover aspiring pop stars.

It is an incredible accomplishment for these filmmakers to have their work featured at one of the most prestigious film festivals in North America.

The Original Voices Fellowship is a joint artist development and inclusion program from NBCU Academy and NBC News Studios that awards cash grants and creative support to independent filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and gives them access to the resources of the NBCU News Group

LALIFF Reveals 10 Recipients Of Latinx Inclusion Fellowship Series

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival announced today the ten visionary Afro Latino and Indigenous Latino directors selected for its second annual Latinx Inclusion Fellowship in collaboration with Netflix. The fellowship was created to increase opportunities for underrepresented groups within the Latino community. Indigenous Latino cohorts include William D. Caballero, Evelyn Lorena, Nicole Mejia, Sebastian Rea, and Kristi Uribes. Selected Afro Latino cohorts are Elyssa Aquino, Jeanette Dilone, Alexis Garcia, Gabriella A. Moses, and Eli Vazquez. Each fellow will be awarded a $20k grant to produce a short and will receive individualized mentorship, as well as various networking opportunities.

Read more here.

HUSSLUP (Techstars ’21) is Launching in January 2022

HUSSLUP (Techstars ’21) is a searchable network that connects above and below the line creative talent in media and entertainment with each other and with companies that need them. 
With HUSSLUP you can: Build your network and expand your creative communities
-Get discovered and staffed by top studios and production companies including Universal Studio Group, Blumhouse, Keshet, AGBO, Westbrook, and others.

- Explore new opportunities.

- Create and control your professional profile with editable credits, creative samples, and vouches from people you have worked with.

HUSSLUP is launching our invite-only Beta in January 2022. Signup for your invite at HUSSLUP

Black List 2021 Features Kanye West and Shania Twain Biopics, Wild Mickey Rourke ‘Masked Singer’ Adventure


AP; Masked Singer: Fox  

The Black List, an annual ranking of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays, has unleashed its 2021 edition. Founded in 2005 by Franklin Leonard, the list surveys top studio and development executives asking them to share the scripts they adored but haven’t yet greenlit. The rankings are then cross-referenced, and popularity is calculated by the frequency a title appears (the “mentions”).

The top script on this year’s list is “Cauliflower,” an intense drama from writer Daniel Jackson.

Click here to see the full list.

New York Women In Film & TV Presents the 42nd Annual Muse Awards 


Celebrate industry luminaries of vision and achievement at the 2021 New York Women in Film & Television Muse Awards on Thursday, December 16th at 1 PM EST! Watch the celebration online and stay for virtual interactive video networking after the program. The 2021 NYWIFT Muse Honorees are:

Alexis Fish, Producer, Creative Consultant, and Activist

Christy Haubegger, EVP, Communications and Chief Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia

Sandra Oh, Actor and Producer

Jason DaSilva, Filmmaker and Activist, The Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award

Darnell Martin, Director, Writer, Producer, The Nancy Malone Directing Award

Patina Miller, Actor, The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Made in NY Award

This year NYWIFT invites you to pay-what-you-can so that everyone can have the opportunity to gather together at the virtual 42nd Annual Muse Awards. Let’s lift each other up and celebrate the incredible achievements of women in entertainment and media.

Register now at 

SXSW 2022 Opening Night Film: Everything Everywhere All At Once


For the 29th edition of the SXSW Film Festival, they have announced the World Premiere of Everything Everywhere All At Once as the Opening Night Film directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Everything Everywhere All At Once is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action-adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes. 

 Experience nine days of screenings, including world and U.S. premieres, featuring a high caliber and diverse lineup. Delve further into the worlds of film during SXSW Conference Film Tracks, XR Experience, special events, mentor sessions, and networking opportunities.

Learn more about the 2022 SXSW Film Festival here!

African American Film Critics Top 10 Films Led By ‘The Harder They Fall’, ‘Respect’, ‘King Richard’


The African American Film Critics Association has selected Netflix’s Western The Harder They Fall, King Richard, Respect, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Passing, Belfast, Who We Are, House of Gucci, The Power of the Dog and West Side Story as the group’s Top 10 films of the year.

The AAFCA will reveal winners at the 13th annual AAFCA Awards on January 17, 2022, in 15 competitive film categories, with an in-person ceremony set for March 2 in Los Angeles.

Read more here.