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Posted by on April 18, 2019

Check out Partner News for the week of April 18,2020!

Passes on sale for Film Independent Forum

Olivia Wilde’s, Booksmart, opens this year’s Film Independent Forum. This three-day event designed to equip filmmakers with the knowledge and tools to get their projects made and seen will be packed with interactive panels, industry meetings and networking receptions. Highlights include Director/Producer, Nisha Ganatra, of TransparentChutney Popcorn, HBO’s Len Amato and much more. Click here for the full program and to buy your pass today. #FiForum19

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Image Courtesy of UrbanWorld

Urbanworld is a five-day festival, anchored in film, showcasing narrative and documentary features, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, and live staged screenplay readings. Urbanworld is now taking submissions in Film, Web Original, or Screenplay for their film festival. The regular deadline for project submissions is April 26, 2019. 

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UCP Launches Flip The Script: A Monologue Contest, Talent Competition With $25K Grand Prize

Flip the Script: A Monologue Contest seeks to discover new on-air talent and create unique opportunities within scripted platforms across NBCUniversal networks (USA, SYFY and Bravo) and for linear and streaming platforms across the industry. Ten finalists will be selected, with the ultimate winner receiving a $25,000 talent-holding deal. The competition is held in partnership with UCP and casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd.

For consideration, participants are to submit monologue of up to two minutes, along with a headshot and resume. Selected finalists will then have the opportunity to perform at a live showcase in Los Angeles, with the winner receiving the $25,000 talent-holding deal. All participants must be at least 18 years of age and eligible to work in the United States.


April 5: Submissions open
April 24: Submission deadline
May 1: Participants notified
June 5: Rehearsal In Los Angeles
June 6: Live Showcase In Los Angeles

Competition details are at


The Tribeca Film Festival will continue its tradition of celebrating activism in the arts with the inaugural Tribeca Celebrates Pride, a day-long event on Saturday, May 4th. The day will honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, with a historic lineup including one-on-one interviews with LGBTQ+ luminaries Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell and Larry Kramer as well as guest speakers and conversations with Angelica Ross, Asia Kate Dillon, Patti Harrison and Raul Castillo. The program will feature notable LGBTQ+ folks in a series of topical discussions, including the activists that make up the fabric of the New York queer community, the thought leaders changing the landscape of film and television, and the public figures leading the cultural conversation. Tickets are on sale now for the event, which runs from 10am to 6pm.

Tribeca Celebrates Pride is collaborating with the LGBTQ+ community and non-profit organizations to bring the queer community and its allies together in a landmark day of visibility. Tribeca Celebrates Pride partners include The Stonewall Inn, NYC Pride, and The Human Rights Campaign. Co-hosts include ACT UP, Callen Lorde, Immigration Equality, NALIP, NewFest, Queer|Art, The Trevor Project, Trans Can Work, True Colors United and Vocal NY.