First Look Media’s streaming service and Areej Noor’s women-led startup will be accepting pitches for thriller, sci-fi, suspense, mystery and crime stories from African and diaspora women, now through August 16.
The organizations will be considering ideas for films, as well as episodic series. They are hoping to spotlight programming that will grab the attention of a global audience, while also exploring lesser-known human experiences. Select projects will be funded for further development, the goal being for them to ultimately appear on the Topic streaming service.
“Our partnership with Statement Films is a perfect match,” said Ryan Chanatry, General Manager of Topic. “We share a passion for uplifting voices that deserve to be heard so that everyone can tell their story with equity.”
“We’re so excited to work with