Black Public Media launches third round of its 360 Incubator+  for nonfiction broadcast films and scripted or nonfiction web series NEW YORK (July 19, 2018)—Black Public Media (BPM), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the black experience, has issued an open call to producers for nonfiction broadcast projects (individual programs or

Heroes of Color Series Featured in PBS Online Film Festival

The Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival returns for the seventh year, July 16-27, 2018, featuring 25 short-form independent films from multiple public media partners and PBS member stations. Heroes of Color, the highly acclaimed series of short animated videos highlighting the contributions of people of color in world history is among those featured in this year’s festival.

360 Incubator+: Prepping Black Filmmakers for Careers in Public Media

By Denise A. Greene “We’re not a genre.”  This clear, emphatic message — featured in a recent video circulating via social media — asserts a core tenet of BPM’s 360 Incubator+ program: that Black content creators are more than a passing fad.   BPM ‘s 360 Incubator+ program exists to ensure Black content creators get

Filmmaker Pivots from Med School to VR

As part of our efforts to educate our community about virtual reality and other emerging forms of storytelling, Black Public Media will occasionally profile someone working in the emerging technology industry. That person could be an artist, a filmmaker, an educator, an executive, or a student. In this edition, we feature excerpts from a conversation