NBPC 360 Fund and Incubator
NBPC 360 is the new funding initiative of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) devised to help launch non-fiction and fiction serial projects, as well as interactive or “trans-media” projects, about the Black experience. The NBPC 360 fund and incubator features training and support designed to harvest and accelerate important stories in their most engaging light. Select projects could receive between $50,000 and $100,000 to producer their pilots.
The NBPC 360 program begins with a series of live and online convening for producers interested in applying. Through these general information web sessions and live events industry professionals and the NBPC staff will guide producers through important considerations they need to make before telling their story – including audience research tactics, marketing considerations, turning long-form stories into serial content, preparing episodic web content for television broadcast and walking through the general guidelines for preparing the best application possible.
The NBPC team will also make itself available for regular “digital office hours” where producers can have their questions answered in a more one-to-one setting as they prepare their applications for the fund.
Guidelines for the NBPC 360 open call will be released in October, when online information sessions/webinars will also begin. The application process will be open between October and January 2015.
All applications must be received by 12 PM PST January 9th, 2015.
Questions? Comments? Send us a tweet @BLKpublicMedia using the hashtag #NBPC360.
WEBINAR DATES + TOPICS
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What’s A Pewdie Pie? Anatomy of a Web Series
What does it take to make a web series? Case studies, best practices, and revenue numbers.
Catching a Catfish: How Do I Turn My Project into a Series?
Preparing a one-off or web based project for wider distribution and multiple platforms.
Finding and Keeping Your Audience
Audience/demographic research tools, marketing strategies, and matching a real world audience to the right online platform(s).
What’s Impact Got to do With It?
How do I track and showcase the impact of my project? And how does that help my fundraising?