Warner Bros. Discovery Joins the National Black Movie Association to Amplify National Black Movie Day and #REELHBCU Challenge
By: National Black Movie Association
The new partnership will recognize accomplishments of Black filmmakers over the last century and provide a platform for the next generation of filmmakers attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The #ReelHBCU Challenge, provides educational and financial support for students pursuing careers in the film industry. The initiative encourages public and corporate investment to support professional development and scholarships for students attending HBCUs. To participate in the contest, HBCU filmmakers were invited to submit a short film of 10 minutes or less for an opportunity to win a $5000 scholarship and a mentorship opportunity. Two (2) winners will be announced on National Black Movie Day.
Founder of National Black Movie Association, Agnes Moss, shared her excitement for the Warner Bros. Discovery partnership saying, "Warner Bros. Discovery is committed to amplifying Black stories, experiences and culture on screen, and we are excited to partner with them for National Black Movie Day 2023 and the #ReelHBCU Challenge. We are most honored to have their support in providing access and resources for aspiring filmmakers attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Our #ReelHBCU winners will benefit greatly from the company's involvement in their aspirations to become filmmakers."
"We are thrilled for the opportunity to assist in removing the economic barrier that may prevent many underrepresented voices from pursuing a career in the entertainment industry," Karen Horne, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, North America, Warner Bros. Discovery "This scholarship opportunity will help cultivate an early educational foundation that will lead to feeding the professional pipeline for future filmmakers."
All are welcome to participate in the observance. Create your frame by visiting: THE VIRTUAL PHOTO BOOTH. For more information on National Black Movie Day, visit: www.blackmovieassociation.org.
About the National Black Movie Association:
The National Black Movie Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization consisting of filmmakers, film stakeholders and film enthusiasts who champion Black films, advocate for diversity and inclusion in the film industry and promote equity in film education. Its mission is to promote awareness of Black stories, to recognize and support Black filmmakers, and to create new and innovative opportunities to enhance the moviegoing experience.
About Warner Bros. Discovery:
Warner Bros. Discovery a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.
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