The National Association of Latinx Independent Producers (NALIP) is working with Disney, Amblin Partners, Starz and the MPA to nurture the next generation of Latinx producers. The organizations have teamed up with Latino Lens: Producers Pipeline Incubator, an eight-week program that will provide eight to 12 emerging producers with opportunities for hands-on learning and mentorship. Deadline confirmed the news.
The incubator, which is currently available by invitation only, will cover topics such as negotiation, financing, mobilization with or without major studios, forecasting and data analysis. The source notes: “After their time in the program, four participants will receive a six-month paid fellowship opportunity at Disney, Amblin Partners and Starz, where they will be further mentored in building productive careers.”
One of NALIP’s primary goals with Latino Lens is to ensure that the Latinx community—which includes about 20 percent of the domestic box office audience, makes up 58.9 million of the US population, whose purchasing power approaches $2 trillion—is included in the creative and commercial aspects of the entertainment industry. .
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with The Walt Disney Company, MPA, Amblin Partners, and STARZ, all of whom share the common goal of achieving universally applicable, holistic storytelling,” said Benjamin Lopez, CEO of NALIP. “We are proud of the tremendous support we have received to help In ensuring the development, identification and contribution to the development of historically unrepresented societies. With Producers Pipeline Incubator, we hope to not only identify the next generation of decision makers, but continue to support them as they navigate the entertainment ecosystem.”
The incubator is expected to expand over time, adding more studio partners and providing new fellowships and professional development opportunities.
To learn more about Latino Lens: Producers Pipeline Incubator, Head to the NALIP website.