Representation is fundamental but many fellowships fall short of inclusion. Today I speak to Julio Salgado, Migrant Storytelling in Pop Culture Media and Kat Evasco the Senior Programming Director at the Center for Cultural Power, formerly CultureStrike. They in partnership with 5050by2020 launched The Disruptors Fellowship – a program that will be awarded to ten artists of color who identify as trans and/or non-binary, disabled, undocumented and/or formerly undocumented immigrants.
They get mentored beginning to end of script writing and pitching. With mentors and panelists and master class leaders will include industry veterans and fresh voices like Rafael Agustin (Jane the Virgin), Katherine Beattie (NCIS), Shantira Jackson (Saved by the Bell Reboot, Busy Tonight), Thomas Page McBee (The L Word, Tales of the City), Jill Soloway (Transparent), Ryan O’Connell (Special), Jenny Yang (Last Man Standing, Busy Tonight) and Trey Callaway (Rush Hour, CSI: NY).