Partner News 3/18/21

Posted by on March 19, 2021

Check out what HBO is doing to highlight Latinx stories, Endeavor Content has job opportunities for you, new MACRO x The Black List screenwriters incubator for writers of color and more in this weeks partner news!

2021 Uprise Grant Fund

As part of the Sundance Institute's continued commitment to supporting artists from underrepresented communities, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Uprise Grant Fund. Acknowledging the disproportionate effects the pandemic and racial terror have had on storytellers of color and other systematically marginalized groups, our goal is to provide financial support at key moments in an artist's career by supporting their personal livelihoods and creative projects. This is a need-based artist-support grant where need will be partially determined by the response to the pandemic impact question. 


This fund meets the most urgent needs of U.S.-based emerging artists of color from historically marginalized communities who are looking to sustain their creative practice, ensuring that these critical stories and voices are not erased. Artists must identify as being Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of color, and we encourage artists who also identify as disabled, LGBTQ+, and/or undocumented to apply. Read more about the Uprise Grant Fund here

Save the Date for NALIP at Santiago de Chile's 2021 SANFIC Industria March 19,  March 20th, and March 23rd!


NALIP will participate in three sessions at this year's SANFIC Industria! The first session, “¿Showrunner? WTF!” streams live on March 19 at 3:00 PM PST/ 6:00 PM ET! Join in for this conversation between NALIP’s Executive Director, Benjamin Lopez, and moderator Luz Croxato about the world of a Showrunner, their areas of action, and how to carry out production to the results that are successfully sought on a creative level and execution. 

The second session, “La Importancia de los Datos para la Produccion de Peliculas y Series”, premiers March 20th at 3pm PST/ 6pm ET and will consist of a conversation between Benjamin Lopez and the head of SANFIC Industria, Gabriela Sandoval , where they will analyze the

importance of data in strategies associated with production of films and series and the main trends of the Industry.

All sessions will be in Spanish. 

They will stream live on SANFIC’s Facebook page


MACRO, The Black List, Warner Bros. Team On Screenwriter Incubator For Writers Of Color

Courtesy of Deadline

MACRO and The Black List team up with Warner Bros. Pictures to launch The MACRO x The Black List Feature Screenwriter Incubator! This new initiative offers writers of color the opportunity to develop a film idea and pitch it to a Warner Bros. executive. Semi-finalists will get the chance to pitch their idea to MACRO and The Black List with one screenwriter being chosen to receive $10,000 to further develop their idea and present it to WB. If the pitch sells, the writer will be given a two-step WGA minimum deal! 

Read more about this story on Deadline.

Learn more about how to apply on The Black List Website

HBO Max Pa’lante! Launches To Spotlight Latinx Stories and Voices

Courtesy of Warner Media

HBO Max is striving forward with their new audience initiative HBO Max Pa’lante!. Pa’lante! strives to uplift all identities as it celebrates the ambicultural movement of embracing being both Latino and American without sacrificing either identity. The goal of the new initiative is to showcase multicultural stories and talent and support Latinx creatives through their partnership with OneFifty, WarnerMedia’s initiative. Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing Jackie Gagne commented, “With the launch of HBO Max Pa’lante! we are creating a home for Latinx viewers and a community committed to nurturing Latino voices and sparking provocative conversations.” Pa'lante!  will be hosting virtual events on March 25 to celebrate the launch. Click here for more information on Pa’lante!

Viola Davis Honored With AAFCA Icon Award (EXCLUSIVE)

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Viola Davis is one of the most celebrated actresses in Hollywood history. She’s been nominated four times for an academy award and has won it once so far. She received the best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in Fences(2015). This year not only is she nominated once again for her performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom(2020) but she will also receive the Icon Award from the African American Film Critics Association. The AAFCA awards will be held April 7th, click here to read more about AAFCA president Gil Robertson's reason to celebrate Viola Davis this year.  

Sanfic Industria: 6 Takes on South America’s Biggest First Half 2021 Industry Event

Courtesy of SANFIC

The high-energy industry part of Santiago de Chile's Sanfic festival runs from March 18th to March 26th. Sanfic Industria is a can't miss event to many of the region's most ambitious projects. This year, in addition to their usual programming and labs, they have added a much awaited Series Lab in an effort to push the production of series in Chile and Latin America! Sanfic Industria is headed by Gabriela Sandoval and 5 of its 7 programmers are women. The push for gender parity is not only seen behind the scenes but is present in the programming as 17 out of the 20 projects in their Documentary Lab are produced by women and several projects from the Series Lab elevate female voices and stories.

Read more about this can't-miss Latin American industry event on Variety

Job Opportunities at Endeavor Content!








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Int. TV Business Affairs Team



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Physical Production


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LA or NY

Director / Sr. Manager, Production (Podcasts)


Explore more opportunities here !

 Netflix launches documentary and unscripted filmmaker fellowship with Ghetto Film School

Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix and Ghetto Film School are giving the opportunity to people of color over the age of 21 to meet with executives in the film industry. The fellowship is intended for those interested in documentary and nonfiction filmmaking. The central focus of the fellowship is to connect up-and-coming filmmakers with directors and producers working in the industry.  Those accepted into the program will receive a stipend fully funded by Netflix. Click here to read more about the program and to find out more about the application process.



“Axios Latino” Will Cover the Most Consequential News Impacting the Latino Community




MIAMI – March 18, 2021 – Axios and Noticias Telemundo today announced the launch of “Axios Latino,” a weekly English-language newsletter examining the key issues impacting the Latino community. Produced by Axios and Noticias Telemundo, the newsletter debuts March 25 and will provide readers with the most consequential news and developments in one concise newsletter.

The newsletter marks the first time Axios partners with a news organization to produce one of its signature and highly popular newsletters. The newsletter will maximize Axios’ proven Smart Brevity® style and newsletter format to make readers smarter, faster on the issues that matter most in the Latino community. 

Axios Latino also represents the latest English-language editorial offering from Noticias Telemundo, adding to its comprehensive news coverage of the Hispanic community.

“The U.S. Latino community is a diverse and massive, but largely underserved audience among English-language media. We look forward to working with Noticias Telemundo to elevate the voices and stories of this important community,” said Jim VandeHei, co-founder and CEO of Axios.

“As Latinos continue to influence every aspect of our society, we are thrilled to partner with Axios to bring together two of the most rigorous news organizations in the country to provide much-needed news and information about our community,” added Beau Ferrari, chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “Axios Latino is another defining example of how Noticias Telemundo continues to increase its reach with in-depth analysis and news coverage for the entire spectrum of Latinos, the fastest-growing community in the United States.”


Led by reporters Marina E. Franco of Noticias Telemundo and Russell Contreras of Axios, Axios Latino will:

  • Analyze the impact of the leading political and economic stories on the Latino community
  • Curate the best stories highlighting Latino perspectives
  • Provide insight on the most critical issues with original reporting and analysis
  • Offer readers a comprehensive resource on Latino news 

Sign up for Axios Latino here.

About Noticias Telemundo:

Noticias Telemundo is a leading news provider for U.S. Hispanics. Its award-winning television news broadcasts, airing from the Telemundo Center, include the newscasts "Noticias Telemundo" with José Díaz Balart, “Noticias Telemundo” with Julio Vaqueiro, "Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana" with Vanessa Hauc, and "Noticias Telemundo Mediodía" with Felicidad Aveleyra. The "Noticias Telemundo Digital Team" provides continuous content to U.S. Hispanics via its growing online and mobile platforms. "Noticias Telemundo Investiga" produces investigative reports and in-depth documentaries. "Noticias Telemundo Planeta Tierra" offers environmental and climate change related information. In addition, "Noticias Telemundo" produces award-winning news specials, documentaries and news events such as political debates, forums and town halls.

Box Office: 'Raya and the Last Dragon' Stays No. 1 With $5.5M, Crosses Subdued $50M Globally

Disney/Everett Collection

While roughly half of indoor theaters in North America are opened, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon managed to stay atop the domestic box office chart for its second week in a row. Click here to learn more about the other movies on the list and how they’re doing overseas.

Oscar Noms Analysis: ‘Nomadland,’ ‘Minari,’ ‘Judas’ Surge in Surprise Show of Force Against Streamers

Searchlight Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

This year the Academy has surprised members with its diverse set of nominations that challenge expectations. There were many projects that were not nominated despite soaring reviews and highly regarded films. The Oscars will take place on April 25 at the Dolby Theatre and the Union Station, and the results will sure be another topic of conversation. To read more about the different nominations, leading contenders, and projects that surprisingly did not make the cut, check out the article here.

WarnerMedia Expects Half of HBO Max Subscribers to Be Outside U.S. by 2025

Courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter 

With the global expansion of WarnerMedia, they are expecting half of their HBO Max subscribers to be outside the United States by 2025. HBO Max is set to launch in 60 countries this year. 39 of those countries are from Latin America and the Caribbean and the rest from Europe. WarnerMedia is focused on securing HBO MAX as a leading contender in Hollywood’s streaming wars. Read more about WarnerMedia’s global expansion and the growth of HBO Max here.


GLAAD Media Awards: Laverne Cox, Wilson Cruz, Bob The Drag Queen, Cast Of ‘Veneno’ And More Join Lineup For Virtual Ceremony

Courtesy of Focus Features, Paramount+, HBO Max

GLAAD’S will be hosting their 32nd annual media awards ceremony where they honor those who have portrayed fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. GLAAD announced their 198 nominees in 28 categories this week. The ceremony will exclusively premiere on GLAAD’s Youtube page on Thursday, April 8 at 8pm ET and they will also have a virtual ceremony stream on Hulu April 8th at 10pm ET.

Click here to see the complete list of nominees.

Women in Animation Awards 10 Young Women with WIA Scholarships

This past Friday, the Women in Animation organization recently announced the winners for  their WIA Animation Scholarship. The scholarship was created to help further animation students in their career by fostering a financial incentive and a promising future in animation. The scholarship totaled to $15,000 and features workshops and software packages to help the recipients learn from industry standard practices. Click here to see the talent winners of this year’s WIA Animation Scholarship.

Amazon and Netflix Lead Producers Guild Nominations, All-Black ‘Judas’ Team Makes History


The nominees for the 32nd annual Producers Guild of America Awards have been announced! Amazon Studios and Netflix lead the charts by landing three nominees each in the field of 10 nominees. Among Amazon’s films were the dramas “One Night in Miami” from Regina King and “Sound of Metal” from Darius Marder and the comedy sequel “Borat Subsequent Movie Film.” Netflix also had some notable nominations for their films “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” from George C. Wolfe, “Mank” from David Fincher and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” from Aaron Sorkin. Click here to see the full list of nominees. 

Ava DuVernay: True Success for Inclusive ARRAY Crew Database Will Be When It’s No Longer Needed

Courtesy of IndieWire

When filmmaker, film distributor, and Hollywood heavyweight Ava DuVernay first started working in Hollywood, she got used to typically being the only person who looked like her on set. “It seemed normal, because that’s what’s been normalized,” DuVernay said during a virtual SXSW panel on Friday morning. “I didn’t walk on thinking, ‘I’m the only one,’ but you’re aware you’re the only one. But we work in Hollywood and that’s the way it is.” Read more about ARRAY Crew here.