October 2021 Issue 11 Vol.1
Yea, following your dreams is scary...
but not following them is even scarier.
Boo! 👻 It's us, that ghost edit of a film that never saw the light of day, tucked away in that old harddrive and haunting your filmmaker dreams forever-ever-ever!
Maybe.But maybe actually finishing something, makes it worth it even more. So save yourself the tera-bites (hehe) and put that shit out!
You may remember, Ronald Hinton, an actor and Producer from New York City who joined us earlier this year! Well, we're excited to finally introduce the project Ronald has been working on, NATIVES, a series that follows a group of unapologetic, queer, native New Yorkers. If you haven't seen it already on social media, the NATIVES fam got to sit down with the incredible Elly Morillo of Bronx News 12 to talk about the show, what Ronald hopes to accomplish, and what he wants folks to take away from it. Check out the interview here!Ronald and the NATIVES team are raising $20K to bring it to life! To date, Natives has raised $12,785 towards their goal. There are only 11 days left to support this project and help launch a groundbreaking story that will center Afro-Latino leading cast. If you want more Queer-BIPOC content in mainstream media, you can be a part of making it happen! Contribute now and find out more about the project at Nativestheseries.com.
Follow Natives on Instagram for more information and to check out the hilarious content being produced by the team.
NFT.NYC The leading Non-Fungible Token Event is being held in Times Square NYC on November 1 - 4. New York has been the leading financial, cultural and media capital of the world for centuries. NYC's creative spirit has made it the perfect home to host NFT.NYC.
As you know, this year we launched an NFT auction to showcase the pioneering visual artists of color in the space. Catch Ian Q. Grant next Wednesday at 3:30PM on the Institutional Investment in NFT panel. This year’s festival is 3 full days, 600+ speakers across 3 different staged venues. NFT.NYC 2019 was held over one day with 460 attendees and 85 speakers. In 2020, the event grew to provide 10 hours of back to back NFT insights and use cases from startups, growing brands and world-class enterprises.
“The NFT community was tiny in 2018 and signalled incredible potential to grow. There was a need to bring the space together in an event just for us.”- Cameron Bale, Co-Founder, NFT.NYC.
“NFTs are eating the internet. In addition to all the popular use cases, there are so many in the works: usernames, fonts, ad space, community badges, subscriber content“ - Alex Atallah, Co-Founder & CTO, OpenSea
Group Effort Initiative (GEI) is looking for a PA Job Description:Group Effort Initiative (GEI) is looking for PA candidates, available for full-time work. The primary goal of GEI is to help bridge the gap in access to Hollywood entry level positions for BIPOC and other marginalized groups.For POC: If you or any friends of yours are interested in PA’ing and have experience, please feel free to submit to the google form below
Is this a remote position? NoApply here
WPP UNITE X THE ONE CLUB : BEHIND THE STONEWALL RIOTSThe BriefHelp a charity or nonprofit organization that works with the LGBTQ+ community tell the story of the black trans women who ignited the Stonewall Riots.
The Task Create a campaign for a charity or nonprofit organization that works with the LGBTQ+ community, inspired by the true igniters of the Stonewall Riots, notably Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. We’re looking for thinking that honours the trans women and gender non-conforming individuals who paved the way for the LGBTQ+ community.
The organization you select could be trans specific, but it doesn’t have to be – trans stories and rights are something that all LGBTQ+ charities should care about.
Once you have selected your organization, come up with an idea that will help that organization become famous for the work it does supporting the trans community. Make your idea as BIG as possible, so that you could bring it to life in lots of different ways across several different advertising channels.
There are a whole range of different advertising channels you could use to reach people. Choose as many or as few channels you like. When you develop your creative thinking, you could do it as scripts, storyboards, scamps, mac visuals or mood boards – whatever works best for you!
Why this brief?This brief is a celebration of the creativity and potential existing within the Black LGBTQ+ community. The more diverse minds and imaginations we have in the advertising industry, the more inclusive and truly representative our industry’s creativity becomes. Black LGBTQ+ people are one of the most underrepresented talent within the makeup of the global advertising community. This brief is about amplifying their voices.Clink the link to APPLY
Resources & Grants
DBT Unscripted Content Internship (Remote), Spring 2022The intern, as part of our Disney+ Unscripted team with Disney Branded Television will be directly contributing creative and compelling work while participating in a highly collaborative and passionate environment. This role will report into our teams who support Disney+ Unscripted Content, as well as unscripted content for Disney Channel, and will gain exposure to a variety of different teams, work, and opportunities throughout the content and production process.Responsibilities: A day in the life…
Helping to maintain and track grids of project updates across documentary features, docuseries, formats, variety, specials, kids programming and short form projects through constant communication with key Disney stakeholders
Supporting departmental projects including, but not limited to, preparing presentations using Keynote or PowerPoint, casting selects, internal grids and additional research assignments
Reading incoming creative materials such as creative decks, scripts, casting, and pitch submissions. Screen show cuts and provide thoughtful feedback and evaluation for the team to consider
Helping to identify new creative opportunities (Disney IP, show ideas, talent, writers) for the department to pursue
Tracking the competitive landscape across television and film and keeping a pulse on projects and trends
Updating upcoming Production Company/Producer/Showrunner/Director lists to keep in mind for future projects
Representing the department in a professional manner
Liaising with other Disney executives, producers, and other assistants internally and externally
Presentation at the end of the Internship
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Deadline: January 26th, 20222 - Fellowship: NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. The 2022 fellowship is open to artists working in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound, Photography, or Playwriting/Screenwriting.
Location: New York
Deadline: November 5th, 2021- Fellowship: IDA 2021 Open Call for Documentary Magazine Editorial Fellows
In its ongoing mission to serve, empower and engage a diverse range of voices, perspectives and experiences from the documentary community, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is calling for applications for its Documentary Magazine Editorial Fellowship program
Deadline: November 1, 2021 - FORGE Fellowship
The 2021 FORGE Fellowship invites individual makers and small teams (of no more than three) at any point in their career or process to spend a year (February through January) digging in, getting curious, and defining success. Learn to articulate your work to fellow innovators, concoct creative solutions to today’s conundrums, and retrofit your process with guidance from FORGE and leaders in your field.
Location: New York, NYResidency Period: February 1–January 31, 2021
Deadline: November 1, 2021 - NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre
The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live or online theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.Location: New York, NY
We have a lot of exciting events coming up in the next couple of weeks. May sure to Save The Date!
November 11 at 8 pm ET, we’re having an event in collaboration with The Professional Pen (TPP). Founded by Shannan E. Johnson, TPP is the first black-owned Script Consultant Agency in the entertainment business. Tickets start at $10, and the Eventbrite will be sent directly to your inbox. Be on the lookout!
November 15 at 5:30 pm ET, LV Taylor will host a Legal Clinic exclusively for MiFILM members. Interested in attending? Please fill out this poll to let us know what topics we should cover:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/128tarqETD9QuwyfaSFo-ZzuV9xK6IvObNOxTDoyf4R8/edit There’s also a short answer section for your questions. Tickets to this event will be offered at a sliding scale.
Our last event for the year will be Filmsgiving on November 19 at 6pm ET. The goal of Filmsgiving is to give back. Do you have a project you would like to screen? Or a work in progress you need assistance with? We’ll have a (virtual) door raffle. The winner will receive a filmmaker care package and MiFILM merch!
For any questions or assistance attending our events, please contact Anise: [email protected].
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