The initiative seeks to bridge the gap between graduates of HBCU institutions and Hollywood’s growing need for black entertainment professionals (or content creators) behind the camera, on-screen, and in executive positions. With the launching of the 2020 Fox Soul HBCU Video Contest on February 24th of this year, Fox Soul TV and its partner schools want to be a conduit by which talented students of color experience opportunities comparable to their non-people of color academic counterparts.
“If you think about the premier film programs in Southern California and around the country that offer an unparalleled network of industry connections, exposure, and relationships, many talented HBCU students don’t have access to that kind of network. FOX Soul, through these kinds of contests and other initiatives, is going to change that,” says the head of programming James DuBose.
About The 2020 Fox Soul HBCU Video Contest
The contest is open to permanent legal U.S. residents 18-years-of age or older, enrolled at Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University, Morehouse College, and Grambling State University. Interested students should submit a 3-minute long original video about one or more of the following subjects: Knowing My Self Worth, My Dream for America, or Letter to my Brothers and Sisters. Entrants can enter all three categories with a different video for each. The winner in each category will receive a cash prize and his or her video will air on Fox Soul TV. For more information, contest rules, and eligibility requirements, visit Foxsoul.tv.