The BIPOC Next Gen Mentorship Program in association with Women Wednesday seeks to bolster Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) of all genders in the decision-making rooms of our industry. We want to focus on the people who will one day make the decision about who gets to make their art: the executives, producers, agents, and managers in film, television, and theater. We will match a BIPOC rising college senior or someone of any age recently entering the industry who is interested in development, production, or representation, with mentors of all identities who have been in the industry between 3 and 6 years. Mentors will serve as an ally and will ensure that their mentee is set up and equipped to succeed in this industry long term.
Requirements for Mentees:
-Must be a rising college senior or someone who has recently (1-2 yrs) entered the industry.
-Must be BIPOC.
-Must intend to move, or live in LA or NY.
-Must be interested in the development, physical production exec, producer (film, TV, theatre), agent, or manager track of the industry.
-This is a Women Wednesday initiative but all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI) are welcome.