What a time to be a Black creator!!
I saw 5 calls for Black and POC (people of color) work today on Twitter. (I’ll link them at the end) That’s more than the usual 0-1. And 3 were for film/television creatives. How about that? I feel like those of us who have been collecting rejections for years can now dust off those old projects, do a tweak or two, and submit. First though, you will need a bad ass pitch. I am working on my Scribd to help you with that. Stay tuned.
But seriously, many of us have those half done, unedited, or perfectly ready to go projects just waiting for a reason, a sign. Well, here it is honey.
We are in the midst of a drought in the area of content for all media. Nobody wants another revamp or staid reboot. They want something new. A new perspective, a new point of view. They are thirsting for something fresh–some color. Wakanda got them wet, but it ain’t enough. The thirst for new content is real, and we got just what they need, baby!
So, pull out that White flight to Mars sci-fi script, that expose on modern-day segregation in education, that new media campaign based on Sunken Place gifs. Y’all know what I mean. It’s our time Black creatives. This is what we have been waiting for, praying for. Here is your reason, your season, and your sign.
Do. Not. Pass. It. By.
Read more about how Black Panther is a signal of a Black Arts Movement in my article for Real Clear Life here: