The Black List And Google declare new Black Voices Fellowship

  • 23-August-2022

  The Black List and Google on Monday uncovered the making of the Black List x YouTube Originals Black Voices Creator Fellowship working together. The inaugural fellowship will give financial awards and imaginative help to four TV journalists who can compose extraordinarily and genuinely about the Black experience, in developing proofs of concept for a TV show pitch. “We are thrilled to partner with the Black List on a program that seeks to identify and nurture the next wave of creatives from underrepresented communities. As part of Google’s commitment to help build a world where everyone can belong, our team looks forward to providing these talented artists with equitable access to resources that can serve as a key to unlocking a world of opportunity,” said DeMira Pierre, Creative Executive, Impact & Racial Justice, YouTube Originals. Each chosen writer will get $40,000 to deliver a proof of idea and developing a pitch for their TV series that really mirrors the Black insight. Over the span of a half year, the Black List and Google will likewise coordinate every fellowship recipient with a showrunner mentor. “It’s no small thing for writers to have access to substantial financial resources to further realize their artistic ambitions without sacrificing their ownership of that work in order to get them,” said Black List founder Franklin Leonard. “We’re overjoyed that we’re partnered with YouTube Originals to provide exactly that to four writers who are telling these sorts of stories. I can’t wait to see what comes of it.” Starting today, writers who have not had previously compensated script-writing work created in their film or TV careers will actually want to pick into thought by means of the Black List site through December 15. Around then, the Black List will decide up to 15 shortlisted authors whose work and starting series pitches will be shared with YouTube Originals, who will decide the fellowship recipients in February 2023. The association was handled by UTA Entertainment and Culture Marketing, the brand counseling division of UTA, which represents Google.

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