Partner News 12/6/21

Posted by on December 10, 2021

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NALIP was part of the "West Side Story" Community Advisory Board

Courtesy of West Side Story

NALIP had the honor to have been part of the Community Advisory Board for "West Side Story" to ensure that the perspectives of the Puerto Rican, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ communities were depicted authentically. We can't wait for you to see "West Side Story" and its timeless message about the power of love and family overcoming hate and racism.

'West Side Story' is out only in theaters December 10!

The Black List Opens Submissions For 2021-2022 Muslim List

Filmmakers and content creators are invited to submit a script for consideration by uploading it to The Black List website between now and February 28, 2022. Feature film, one-hour, and half-hour original pilot submissions will be considered for this opportunity (no web series or documentaries, please.) Scripts from any genre are eligible for this partnership. Those selected will be notified in Spring 2022 with a public announcement to follow.

Submission Requirements:
Writers should identify as Muslim. While writers can be from any country of origin, they must currently reside in the U.S.
Writing teams are eligible as long as one member of the team identifies as Muslim.
Scripts can be multilingual as long as they are written primarily in English.
Feature films and original television pilots will be accepted, no web series or documentaries please.
For more information on The Muslim List, please visit our website.

Read the announcement here.

Netflix Partners with Illuminative to Train Indigenous TV and Film Producers


Netflix and IllumiNative, a woman-led non-profit organization, announced the launch of the IllumiNative Producers Program, a year-long training program for Indigenous producers.

The inaugural program begins in April 2022 and will support a cohort of seven early and mid-career producers. The selected fellows will develop a current project, attend monthly workshops and have access to network-building opportunities with their cohort as well as mentors and leaders in the industry. Fellows will also receive a $25,000 stipend to support their work, and creative feedback and mentorship as they develop their project.

Read more here.

NYWIFT Muse Awards celebrating Vision and Achievement in Media 

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 42 nd Annual Muse Awards. Let’s lift each other up and celebrate the incredible achievements of women in entertainment and media.

Register now at

Isabella Gutierrez and Shaquille Brewster were both named in 'Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List'


The NBCUniversal News Group is excited to share that Isabella Gutierrez and Shaquille Brewster were both named to this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List, which honors the new guard, the young innovators, trailblazers and disruptors remaking our world.

Isa was recognized as the youngest correspondent to report in English and Spanish on NBC News and Telemundo in addition to her reporting of young Latino voters, immigrant workers’ rights and the pandemic’s impact on communities of color.

Forbes noted Shaq as the first NBC News Reporter on the ground in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, and highlighted his continued reporting on police reform and social justice efforts.


27 | Correspondent, NBC News

Isabella Gutierrez

First-generation Venezuelan American NBC reporter Isabella Gutierrez is the youngest correspondent to report in English and Spanish on NBC News and Telemundo. Her work has created impact: In 2020, she traveled around the country sharing the stories of young Latino voters for her series "The Youngest Bloc" on NBCLX; In Connecticut, her investigative reporting revealed high levels of toxic chemicals in low-income school buildings, and was nominated for an Emmy; Her work with Dateline NBC led police to reopen a case after wrongfully convicting a single mother of murder; At NBC News Now, she's tackled stories about TikTok musicals, immigrant workers' rights and the pandemic's impact on communities of color.


28 | Correspondent, MSNBC

Shaquille Brewster

After cutting his teeth at Hearst Television, the Associated Press and MTV News, Shaquille Brewster joined NBC in 2014, where he is now an NBC News and MSNBC correspondent. Brewster made headlines in August after he was accosted by an angry man on live television as he was reporting on Tropical Storm Ida in Mississippi. Brewster was the first NBC News reporter on the ground in Minneapolis following George Floyd's death, and he continues to cover police reform and social justice efforts taking place across the country.


Read the complete Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List here.

AFI Awards TV Top 10: ‘Succession’, ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘WandaVision’, ‘Reservation Dogs’ Lead List


The American Film Institute on Wednesday revealed its Top 10 TV shows of the year in handing out its annual AFI Awards, with HBO’s Emmy-winning Succession part of an eclectic list that includes fellow Emmy winner Ted Lasso from Apple TV+, as well as Disney+’s WandaVision, FX’s Reservation Dogs and Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad from Amazon. Read more here.