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Google, YouTube Originals Team With The Black List on Black Voices Creator Fellowship for TV Writers

Google and The Black List are behind a new fellowship opportunity for TV writers producing exceptional and authentic stories about the Black experience. The Black List x YouTube Originals Black Voices Creator Fellowship will provide financial grants and creative support to four television writers, with each fellow receiving $40,000 in financial support. That grant will […]

CBS Studios and NAACP Production Venture Team With The Black List on TV Script Initiative Supporting Authentic Black Narratives

The Black List is teaming with the NAACP and CBS Studios for a new initiative aimed at supporting TV scriptwriters telling authentic stories about the Black experience. Announced Tuesday, the partnership will see The Black List assist the CBS Studios/NAACP Production Venture in identifying a shortlist of writers, after which one WGA-minimum script deal will […]

The Black List Promotes Kate Hagen, Megan Halpern to Senior VP (Exclusive)

Two longtime Black List staffers have received elevations that reflect the company’s own growth as a producer of content. Kate Hagen and Megan Halpern, who have both been with the company since April 2014, are now senior vice presidents. Together, they will shepherd the Black List’s film and TV slate, which includes the upcoming The […]

Michael Bay, Kanye West Biopics Among 2021 Black List Screenplays

In the middle of a morning of awards announcements, the Black List has announced its 2021 list of best unproduced screenplays, some of which may end up becoming fodder for future awards seasons. Since 2005, the Black List has been taking a tally of industry executives’ favorite screenplays they’ve read in the past year that […]

The Black List and Google Assistant Announce Recipients for Storytelling Fellowship

Five fellows for the 2020-21 Black List and Google Assistant Storytelling Fellowship were announced Monday. The program will provide financial and creative support to five writers in the development and execution of a new original feature film script or TV pilot under the condition that the project tells a contemporary story from the perspective of […]