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Black Women Producers Sweep Pitch Black Prizes

#BlackGirlMagic was in full effect as Black women took all the prizes in the National Black Programming Consortium’s second 360 Incubator + Fund.

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“Pitch Black” Spotlights Quality Black Content

Seven producing teams to compete before public media, television executives and funders for up to $150,000 in development funds for their series at National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) “Pitch Black” Forum.

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National Black Programming Consortium Picks Next Crop for Incubator

Sophomore class of NBPC’s 360 Incubator + Fund to include 7 producing teams competing for up to $150,000 in development funds for their TV, web series pilots.

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NBPC-Sponsored Film to Compete in Fifth Annual PBS Online Film Festival

The National Black Programming Consortium’s entry, ‘Teachers,’ a narrative short from Film Independent’s Project Involve, is one of 25 films to compete for the PBS People’s Choice Award.

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NBPC Mourns the Death of Nonso Christian Ugbode

With sorrow, the National Black Programming Consortium announces the passing of Nonso Christian Ugbode. Ugbode served as NBPC’s Director of Digital Initiatives and had worked at the organization since 2006.

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NBPC Receives 2016 NEA Grant

The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has won two National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grants. NBPC will be awarded a total of $85,000 for its signature public television series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange and 360 Incubator and Fund for serial broadcast and web series.

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AfroPop Season 8

In this season of AfroPoP, we continue the conversation around the contemporary experiences and perspectives of Africans and African Americans throughout the world —  a journey of hope through stories that span three continents and the Caribbean.  Our travel companions are as diverse as they are brave, and their stories are as nuanced as they are rich.

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NBPC 360 – Bootcamp Group

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, Derek Koen, Nosarieme Garrick, Ouida Washington and Garland McLaurin. (Photo: Lindsey Seide)