LOS ANGELES — Issa Rae knows what it’s like to struggle to get heard in Hollywood. Though the writer-producer-actress eventually rose to mainstream fame, it was a long time before her 2011 YouTube series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” became a widely-viewed hi.
Now, to help young filmmakers navigate the industry, Rae and her company ColorCreative.tv are partnering with Project Greenlight Digital Studios to hold a contest for under-represented, minority writers, Mashable has exclusively learned.
Titled “The New Normal,” the competition invites writers to submit a pitch for an anthology series. Winners will get the opportunity to produce a digital series with a seasoned team. The competition, which kicks off Tuesday, will run for 10 weeks. Three winners will be selected. Read more…
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