Last Thursday, April 23, the eight final teams from this year’s NBPC 360 incubator took the stage at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in downtown Manhattan. The producers had spent six weeks honing presentations for this special event: Pitch Black, an evening that spotlighted their ideas in front of a live audience and a panel of industry professionals.
How would you fare with power over the fates of today’s schoolchildren and the public education system? Could you meet the developmental needs of a classroom of ten-year-olds, and pass each of them on to the sixth grade?
Here’s a riddle for you: what do Newark education reform, mental illness, passing for white, African youth culture, intergenerational family conversation, Detroit high school students, the challenges of fatherhood and Washington, D.C.’s U Street Corridor have in common?
Project logo for the NBPC 360 project.
Filmmakers in a group shot at the NBPC 360 bootcamp training retreat. Front row, from left: Sabrina Gray, former NBPC Executive Director Mable Haddock, Neycha Herford, Shellee Haynesworth, Judith Helfand, Kay Shaw, Hassatou Diallo, Shertease Wheeler, Arthur Jafa; back row, from left: Damon Colquhoun, Isaac Solotaroff, Shukree Tilghman, Nonso Christian Ugbode, Gregory Warren, Sandy Rattley, […]
Filmmaker Hassatou Diallo screens some work on her lab top during the NBPC 360 incubator. Photo by Lindsey Seide.
Kay Shaw NBPC’s Director for Strategic Engagement consults with filmmaker Damon Colquohoun at the Center for Social Innovation, a co-working space hosting the six-week NBPC 360 incubator for web and TV pilots.
Filmmakers Ouida Washington, Shukree Tilghman, Isaac Solotaroff and Sabrina Gray listen during a storytelling workshop at the NBPC 360 bootcamp. Photo by Anthony Phillips.
Filmmaker Sabrina Gray gives a presentation during the NBPC 360 incubator feedback sessions, also known as “The Terror Room.” Photo by Lindsey Seide.