Partner News 6/23/22

Posted by on June 24, 2022

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Banijay Opens Hollywood Doors to Minorities

Courtesy of Variety



Standing as "one of the highest-ranking Latino executives in Hollywood" is Cris Abrego. His rise to the top stems from 25 years of passion and perseverance for an industry that made it difficult for, as he states, people like him to get in. His story is a testament to the limitless possibilities within the entertainment industry for the Latine community.




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Eight Women at Sundance Adobe Fellows Named by Sundance Institute for 2022

Courtesy of IndieWire



The Sundance Institute has announced the winners for the incoming Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows group. Supported by Sundance and Adobe, recipients will have support tailored to their respective career paths throughout the year. The fellows will receive mentorship, workshops, coaching, and much more.




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WarnerMedia Discovery Access Unveils New Music Supervisor Program

Courtesy of Variety
WarnerMedia Discovery Access announces a new program seeking "aspiring music supervisors from historically underrepresented communities." The new initiative will give training and experience in film and television music supervision. Upon competition in the master classes, the group will have the chance to shadow a WBD music supervisor on a show or feature.
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Kicks Things Off And Opens For Submissions

Courtesy of Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF), one of the nation's largest environmental and adventure film festival, was produced by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and will now be held on President's Day weekend, February 16-20, 2023. The 21st annual festival welcomes the submission of shorts and features about nature, community activism, conservation, and intentional adventure. Special consideration is given to those films that explore the annual theme, "CommUNITY." The festival is excited to kick off the nationwide WSFF tour carrying more than 60,000 people annually and bringing diverse people and ideas together. Despite the challenges presented in the last two years, WSFF has continued to thrive in its mission to inspire activism through film.


WSFF looks forward to returning to in-person screenings for the 21st annual event held in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA. The "Early Bird" submission deadline is May 29th, with a final deadline of September 2nd. Submit early to take advantage of discounted pricing.




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Netflix On Board For Latinx List 2022; Streamer Offering Script Deals To Selected Scribes


Courtesy of Deadline
The Latinx List welcomes Netflix to the screenwriting initiative and offers
an added benefit to the program: a WGA minimum script deal for two selected scribes. Those interested can submit now until September 2nd. Successful candidates will be notified soon after the submissions window closes.

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Courtesy of Friends of The National Museum Of The American Latino
Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS) celebrates the Smithsonian Institution's announcement this morning that it has prioritized four locations in its search for future sites of the National Museum of the American Latino and the National Women's History Museum: the Arts and Industries Building, the Northwest Capitol site, the South Monument site, and the Tidal Basin site. Today's announcement is a clear statement on the importance of these museums to our American history by placing them front and center, shoulder-to-shoulder, on the National Mall.

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CAA Amplify Summit Returns With In-Person Event Featuring Ava DuVernay, Yara Shahidi, Tomi Adeyemi, Stephanie Hsu, Storm Reid And More

Courtesy of DIASPORA


The CAA Amplify Summit, an invitation-only event, will return to its in-person forum. Invitees include "artists, thought-leaders, and executives of color from influential organizations in entertainment, sports, media, technology, and social justice." The event will kick off on June 22 in Ojai. Amplify is dedicated to catering an event that will enable influencers and industry decision-makers to explore how business fosters a role in advancing culture and justice for communities of color.




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DGE’s Program Supports First-Time Television Directors


Courtesy of Walt Disney's Reimagine Tomorrow



Disney's General Entertainment Directing Program (DGE) celebrates its second year guaranteeing episodes to first-time episodic directors. Although the program has been around since 2001, the initiative has evolved to expand the talent pool of episodic directors.

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 circulation of the DGE Program. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2022.




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