To identify talent, NHMC joined forces with Netflix
and five other leading organizations who are at the forefront of creating access to underrepresented creators within the industry: CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), Native American Media Alliance, The Black TV and Film Collective, Outfest
and Inevitable Foundation
. Each organization nominated candidates from their own writers’ programs and Netflix selected the final recipients.
The program is designed to ensure underrepresented and historically excluded talent are set up for success beyond the writers’ room. The development deals provide these writers with the opportunity to go through the studio development process and hone their projects alongside Netflix executives from the series and film teams. Additionally, all series writers will be invited to participate in a showrunner training lab designed to provide the essential skills needed to successfully run a Netflix series.