July 2021 Issue 9 Vol.1
New York vs Los Angeles
What's it looking like over there LA? 👀 No. We're not trading our baconeggandcheese for a breakfast burrito (or whatever the heck ya'll eat). But we are setting up shop. Keep reading for more!
Jayboi Adams received TWO offers on his first digital art piece HUETOPIA for our fundraising exhibit "Artists Are Essential!" Check it out now on Opensea.io! We're 👌🏾 (this much) closer to investing in a fully funded original short film, for and by MiFILM members.
Please welcome MiFILM's newest members: Maya Cade, Marlon Bradley, Ray Archie, Darnell Dudley, Brandon Gates, Erik D, and Kennard Blackwell!
Trevor Zhou is over the white supremacy in Hollywood and has some ideas on how MiFilm can enrich diversity by connecting people of the global majority to mainstream professionals in LA.
Disability Pride is about inclusion, awareness, and visibility - the same CTA's that moves the needle on all equal rights initiatives. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. Enacted in 1990, the ADA was intended to protect the civil rights of millions of Americans. In honor of the 25th anniversary of ADA, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC) has declared July as "Disability Pride Month". MiFiLM shares stories about real people living life in their own words. We are also proud to honor the goal of the ADA by building a community that eradicates the homogenous nature of film production sets.
Some disabilities are invisible, and not all People living with differing-abilities consider themselves disabled. I'm proud that we continue to allow our community the space to be authentically themselves, so that we can learn how to best show up for each other. My own needs differ from many of our members, but there is one thing we can always use, your support. There are many stories brewing here, that need a little nudge, and some much needed visibility to help them get made!
Help us, help our members, share their stories of those voices unheard. Become a MiFilm partner today by emailing me at [email protected]. ☺️
A Message From Our Partners...
Join our amazing partner Rae Benjamin, founder of In The Cut LA for her upcoming master class with Julian Johnson.In the Cut LA has a focus on making the industry accessible by creating inclusive learning spaces led by some of the industry's most sought after professionals. In The Cut is known for it's highly impactful events that sell out quickly! Check them out and lock in your spot today!
We welcome Trevor Zhou, who will be spearheading our efforts on the West Coast!
Ann Arbor --
"It’s an honor and privilege to join the MiFilm team! As the west coast lead, I’m looking forward to helping expand opportunities for underrepresented filmmakers on the west coast and creating an inclusive space to encourage thoughtful discussion about the intersection of film and social change. I am an advocate for inclusivity and representation - this means hiring those who are historically excluded both in front of and behind the camera, choosing untold stories from underrepresented communities and collaborating with these voices to tell stories authentically. I believe that this approach to inclusion can change the traditionally less than diverse media landscape. Looking forward to meeting everyone!"
MiFILM Community Liaison,
My Hair, My Rules
, is streaming NOW on Vimeo on Demand as part of New York Lift-Off's 2021 Film Festival! My Hair, My Rules is the first film released under his recently announced production company, Shared Soil Productions, and explores Men of Color's emotional connection to their hair, an often unspoken/taboo topic in most societies. Find the trailer
and watch the film
Watch and vote for it before it leaves VOD on 8/2!
👠 Seeking an Editor for short film Deadline: ASAP (festival deadline August 6th)Budget: USD $1K flat fee Description: Short movement film. No dialogue but dark and dramatic. Seeking someone who has a reel or examples that showcase intuitive sequencing with dance choreography. Would love to work with a woman identifying editor on this. Preferably local to NYC - Could be remote as long as you have the capabilities for live editing session and revisions. Email link to your instagram + and reel hereNote: MiFILM Founder, Brittany Franklin directed the piece, and Co-Founder Ian Grant produced it!
😎 30,000 FT is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner (A Drake, Future the Prince, and Mark Ankner production company)Deadline: ASAPRequirements: 1-2 years prior Executive Assistant experience required. Experience at an Agency, Studio or Production Company preferred. Superior organizational and communication skills; be highly motivated; detail oriented; tech savvy; extremely resourceful; and highly proactive.Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Calendar management and scheduling meetings;
note taking; coordinating travel;
timely processing and tracking of grids,
expense reports and invoices;
maintaining an effective filing system;
interacting with high-level executives and filmmakers, etc.
Must be LA based.
🎬 Netflix is seeking a Production Manager to aggregate and drive their editorial efforts to ensure their products are inclusive, and reflective of their growing global member base.
Resources & Grants
Calling all Black women writers! Submit a short script (5-10 pages) to #WomenWriteNow by August 5 for a chance to get your short film produced by @LOLNetwork and premiere at a special screening at @sundancefest. Learn More and Submit: http://womenwritenow.com
, a new initiative from DOC NYC and the Video Consortium, provides 15 emerging documentary filmmakers from underrepresented perspectives with hands-on creative consultation and professional guidance from established industry voices through a unique year-round mentorship program.
The Black List is pleased to partner with Hornitos to present the
in order to support and amplify new voices in inclusive and intersectional storytelling. Up to five filmmakers will receive a $15,000 grant each for the purpose of filming a short proof of concept based on their feature screenplay.
Deadline: August 31st, 2021
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