Here’s the latest in a string of deals that The Black List screenplay database has made with Hollywood to find new and diverse talent.
The Walt Disney Studios Feature Writers Program is a paid one year residency housed in Disney’s live-action production group that provides up-and-coming feature writers with development and mentorship opportunities.
Starting today, writers with screenplays hosted on the Black List site can opt into consideration for the program, which seeks to identify writers with diverse perspectives who have not made more than $250K for their screenwriting.
This is the second studio partnership for The Black List after a $90,000 feature program was announced at Warner Bros. last summer. The site has also set up similar partnerships with TBS/TNT, independent producer Cassian Elwes and the Sundance Institute to provide opportunities for new screenwriters.
For additional details and submission requirements for the Feature Writers Program, visit The Black List HERE.
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy
Terrell Owens and Tatyana Ali star in the first season of The Bachelor to feature people of color. Unfortunately, it’s off to a rocky start.
I wrote this sketch for Funny Or Die - directed by Pat Bishop, produced by Bette Bentley, and starring Tatyana Ali, Terrell Owens, Jay Ellis, Joyful Drake and more hilarious cast members from BET’s The Game.
BLACK MAD MEN - Episode #1: Hummus
It’s the 1960’s and white business owners want their products to be embraced by the black masses to help drive business.
Watch Dontrell Dresser, Peggyliqua Oldschool, and Patron Kwambell, the backbone of burgeoning black advertising agency, CPT, as they attempt to pitch a winning campaign to Luke’s Hummus.
Directed by Morgan Evans
Written by Phil Augusta Jackson
Produced by Phil Augusta Jackson & Morgan Evans
Anthony Appruzzese - Luke
Sasheer Zamata - Peggyliqua Oldschool
Shaun Diston - Patron Kwambell
Phil Augusta Jackson - Dontrell Dresser
Editor: Kevin Etherson
Animation: Ryan Simmons
Ad Illustration: Maelle Doliveux
Crew: Anthony Appruzzese & Hao Lian
Check out the first episode of Phil Jackson’s awesome webseries Black Mad Men! I play the black version of Peggy :)