EXCLUSIVE: The Muslim Public Affairs Council immediately opened submissions for the newly-launched Hollywood Bureau Filmmaker Grant, supporting Black Muslim filmmakers.
The $10,000 grant is open to those that identification as Black Muslims, are both U.S. residents or everlasting residents, and have an episodic, narrative or animated undertaking in improvement, manufacturing or post-production. It was made potential with help from the CAA Foundation and its Full Story Initiative, designed to generate extra genuine and equitable storytelling in tv and movie.
“MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau is honored to support Black Muslim filmmakers and provide opportunities that serve as a gateway for underrepresented talent into the industry,” stated Sue Obeidi, who serves as Director of the Hollywood Bureau. “This exciting award seeks to promote and elevate Black Muslim creatives as they work to tell intersectional stories with nuanced depictions of Black Muslims on screen.”
“The Full Story Initiative was created because CAA believes in the transformative power of storytelling to advance social change,” added CAA Foundation Executive Maddy Roth. “We are honored to continue our partnership with the MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau whose work fosters diverse and nuanced stories by, and about, Muslim communities.”
The Muslim Public Affairs Council is a nationwide American Muslim advocacy and public coverage group, which was based in 1988. Its Hollywood Bureau appears to be like to determine and nurtures the inventive expertise of American Muslims by creating alternatives for them to hone their craft and inform their very own tales, organizing screenwriting labs, roundtables, and networking occasions to attach artists with trade creatives and executives.
Applications for MPAC’s newest grant have to be submitted to this hyperlink by 11:59 p.m. PT on January 28.