The Black Record has teamed with Google Assistant to launch the inaugural Storytelling Fellowship.
The Black Record & Google Assistant Storytelling Fellowship will present monetary and inventive assist to 5 writers within the improvement and execution of a brand new unique characteristic movie script or tv pilot that highlights up to date tales and views from traditionally underrepresented communities.
The 5 chosen writers will every obtain $20,000 for the aim of supporting themselves for six months as they work to draft their new characteristic screenplays and/or teleplays. Through the course of these six months, the Black Record and Google Assistant may also pair every fellowship recipient with a screenwriting mentor.
Writers who haven’t had any beforehand compensated scriptwriting work can throw their identify within the ring for consideration beginning right this moment. Submissions can be accepted through blcklst.com till January 15, 2021. At the moment, the Black Record will select fifteen finalists, whose work can be shared with Google, who will resolve the fellowship recipients in February 2021. The partnership was negotiated by UTA Advertising and marketing, which represents Google.
This continues the Black Record’s growth of partnerships that amplifies work from underrepresented voices in movie and TV. In Might, The Black Record partnered with Latin Monitoring Board, NALIP, Remezcla and The Untitled Latinx Undertaking inaugural Latinx TV Record. In October, throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, they introduced the writers who have been chosen to obtain blind script offers with Hulu. The Black Record continues its work with the Writers Guild Initiative (WGI) and the King Household Basis for the annual Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting and in September, introduced that it might be teaming up with the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Hollywood Bureau and Pillars Fund for the 2020 Muslim Record. This provides to their roster of inclusive lists of unproduced screenplays together with the GLAAD Record, CAPE Record, Latinx Characteristic and TV Lists, the Incapacity Record and the Indigenous Record. And, in fact, there may be the unique Black Record.