Writers of Color – Your Time Is Now
Writers of Color, you may have been discouraged in the past. You may have been told that your stories aren’t relevant? But your time is now. Our time is now. Tell your stories. Lift your voice. Check the info below.
Underrepresented Filmmakers of Color – From MACRO:
“MACRO and the Black List offer writers of color the opportunity to develop and produce an original digital or television pilot script. Our mission is to discover and empower episodic storytellers with the proper creative tools, resources, and access needed to help launch their careers.
In partnership with Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe and Actress/Producer/Director Eva Longoria, MACRO aims to amplify fresh voices that are rooted in authenticity, creativity and excellence.
- Applications will be accepted from June 6 – August 6.
- Up to three (3) winners will receive development support and a pilot presentation or sizzle at a budget of up to $30,000 each.
We look forward to hearing from and supporting the next generation of game changers, rule breakers, and brilliant minds that exist at the intersection of craft and culture.”
Charles King, former super agent at William and Morris, founded Macro. Macro creates and finances film, television, digital content, technologies and brands which are driven by people of color. Macro projects include: Roman J. Israel, Esq, Mudbound, Gente-fied, and Fences. In addition, they’re behind the website Blavity.
Franklin Leonard founded The Black List, a network of scriptwriters, buyers and representatives. According to Black List, “over 300 Black List screenplays have been made as feature films. Those films have earned over $26 billion in worldwide box office.” Black List films have been nominated for 264 Academy Awards. They have won 48, including Best Pictures for Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, Argo and Spotlight. Black List screenplays have earned ten of the last twenty screenwriting Oscars.”
This is an extraordinary opportunity for writers of color and one that I hope some of our Black TV Film Crew members take advantage of.
**Our featured photo is Emmy Award Winning Writer, Lena Waithe and Macro’s Charles King, courtesy of the Macro website **