Call For Submissions: National Black Programming Consortium's AfroPop television series. Programs are considered year round.
NBPC is also looking for strong stories that will capture the breadth and scope of the diversity of experiences of contemporary African peoples for its television series AfroPoP. Films can be about music, art, social issues, human rights, sports, politics, health, or anything in between. Programs should be accessible to a broad audience, have the potential for a national broadcast, and can be used for effective outreach and engagement activities to reach audiences beyond the public television broadcast. Completed programs must be able to meet PBS technical standards as outlined in the PBS Red Book (for more information visit the PBS Red Book site)
To have your program considered for AfroPoP please submit the following:
Completed Submission FormProgram Synopsis SheetPersonnel Bios for Key Production Personnel (Producer, Director, Writer, Editor)
Electronic Press Packet (i.e. press clippings, stills, awards, etc…)
2 DVD copies of the completed program (DVD’s will not be returned)
Download Submission Guidelines & Instructions I Submit Online Application for AfroPoP
For complete information, visit: http://blackpublicmedia.org/for-producers/
AfroPoP programs are considered year round.
Many complicated, opposing and controversial viewpoints are often presented about Africa. Perhaps because of this, Africa is one of the most fertile grounds in our modern age for new, fresh and exciting exploration. AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, as a series, celebrates the cultural and historical growth that has occurred in the last generation using films tailored to a world audience from insightful, artful and often unique local perspectives. These films are always carefully selected to portray a more balanced view of Africa than you’ll get on the nightly news and to provide fuel for what must be a global conversation on the present day realities and contemporary lifestyles of Africans, both on the continent and in the Diaspora.
AfroPoP is a US-based public television show featuring independent documentaries and short films about life, art, and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora. The African Diaspora includes Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the US, and anywhere people of African descent have made a significant contribution to the culture. AfroPoP is the only series on US public television that focuses solely on stories from the African Diaspora. This independent documentary series is produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), distributed by American Public Television (APT), and supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Exclusive premieres of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange can be seen on PBS’ WORLD Voices channel. Check your local listings for airdates, and consult this Google Map to identify your local WORLD channels.
National Black Programming Consortium
NBPC is a non-profit national media arts organization dedicated to the funding, promotion, presentation and distribution of quality films and video projects that reflect African Americans and the African Diaspora. Through their annual Request For Proposals (RFP), NBPC seeks contemporary films about the Black experience for the National PBS Schedule.
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Last updated: Jul. 19, 2012