IllumiNative, Netflix Set Indigeous Participants For Inaugural IllumiNative Producers Program

Netflix Illuminative
Netflix Illuminative

Netflix; IllumiNative Netflix and Native woman-led racial and social justice organization IllumiNative today announced the cohort of eight Indigenous producers set to participate in the first-ever IllumiNative Producers Program . Participants will include Ashley Browning ( Lovers Cycle ), Taylor Hensel ( ᎭᏢ ᎢᏁᎾ ( Where Are We Going? )), Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Ivan MacDonald ( Buffalo Stone ), Coyote Park ( Destiny in Sedona ), Blake Pickens ( The Hermit ), Mato Standing Soldier ( Re:Locate ), and Kekama Amona ( The Man and the Tree ). They were selected from hundreds of applicants based on experience, their commitment to being a lifelong producer, and the type of project they were working on.

The IllumiNative Producers Program will look to provide early- and mid-career Indigenous producers with a year-long training program to help advance their trajectories in the industry. Over the course of the year, the fellows will develop a current project, attend monthly workshops, and have access to network-building opportunities with their cohort, as well as mentors and leaders in the industry. Fellows will also receive a $25,000 grant to support their work, in addition to creative feedback and mentorship as they develop their project.

“We’re thrilled to announce the eight fellows selected to participate in the first-ever IllumiNative Producers Program,” said IllumiNative’s Founder and Executive Director, Crystal Echo Hawk. “For so long, Hollywood has been an accomplice to the institutionalized erasure of Native peoples. We launched this program to combat the historic lack of opportunity and investment in […]

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