#BlackGirlMagic was in full effect as Black women took all the prizes in the National Black Programming Consortium’s second 360 Incubator + Fund.
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.
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.
NBPC may have been around since 1979, but with so many fresh public media projects out there we are not about to get stuck in the past. In fact, 2016 will be a downright parade of premieres, panels, seminars and festivals for your participation and enjoyment. So grab your planner and a pen! Here are 10 of the brightest spots on this winter’s Black Public Media horizon.
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.
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?