LOS ANGELES, CA (February 22, 2022)– FOX SOUL, the Black community’s premiere free streaming platform serving unapologetically Black, consumable by all content 365 days a year, announced today its joint partnership with HBCU Buzz, the leading source of HBCU News, Sports & Entertainment, servicing each of the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, on the launch of their HBCU Screening Room Pitch Contest.
FOX SOUL’s Screening Room celebrates young Black filmmakers by showcasing their short film on FOX SOUL’s platform. Each week, FOX SOUL premieres an hour long program that contains between one to four short films followed by an interview.
On February 22, 2022, FOX SOUL kicks off its official HBCU Pitch Contest presented by HBCU Buzz. Now until May 1, 2022, students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities will receive an opportunity to submit their short film concept and get a chance to win $5,000 to help fund their short film.
“We are excited to be partnering with HBCU Buzz on this great initiative for young filmmakers,” says James DuBose, General Manager and Head of Programming at FOX SOUL. “At FOX SOUL, we are always looking to provide opportunities to help better represent the Black community. And right now, we are doing that by investing in our next generation of Black filmmakers so they can have a platform to share their creative projects to a larger audience.”
HBCU Buzz delivers HBCU news, insights and editorials from the Black College community. HBCU Buzz is the go-to resource for current students and alumni. HBCU Buzz is teaming up with FOX SOUL to provide additional resources and tapping into their network to give HBCU filmmakers an opportunity to turn their dreams into reality.
“The collaboration between HBCU BUZZ and Fox Soul is essential to move the needle and create opportunities to engage audiences that have been overlooked while creating a space for black storytellers.There’s so much untapped talent in the HBCU Market and we want to make it our priority to help find the next best filmmaker. HBCU Buzz has made a commitment to bridging the gap between like minded organizations that share this same mission and commitment to HBCU students, and alumni, said Luke Lawal Jr., CEO and Founder, HBCU Buzz.
For students to enter into the HBCU Screening Room Pitch Contest, they must submit a 1-minute video to discuss their film concept. Students can use graphics, props, non-professional actors, or anything else that will help best convey the idea in 60 seconds.
Students can enter into the contest HERE.
To learn more information about FOX SOUL and HBCU Screening Room Pitch Contest, visit, www.foxsoul.tv.
ABOUT FOX SOUL
FOX SOUL is the Black community’s premiere free streaming platform serving UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK, CONSUMABLE BY ALL entertainment around the clock to 44+ million viewers. With over 1,300 hours of live and interactive programming annually, FOX SOUL is home to some of the most iconic faces and voices of our culture: Cocktails with Queens hosted by Claudia Jordan, the award-winning FOX SOUL’s Black Report, the black filmmaker showcase known as FOX SOUL’s Screening Room hosted by Vivica A. Fox, The Book of Sean hosted by Dr. Sean McMillan, Business of Being Black with Tammi Mac, and more. For more information on FOX SOUL, visit on YouTube and FOXSOUL.TV.
ABOUT HBCU BUZZ
HBCU Buzz is owned by parent company, L&Company. HBCU Buzz delivers HBCU news, insights and editorials from the Black College community. Since 2011, HBCU Buzz has been a resource for prospective & current students and alumni. We are on a mission to amplify the Black college experience, articulate stories of HBCU achievement, challenges, opportunities, & developments and advocate for students, alumni and the legacy of these historic institutions. The Buzz Team is exclusively comprised of HBCU students and alumni from diverse educational backgrounds. Our team partners with millennial influencers, thought leaders and diverse content creators to advance our mission of amplification, articulation and advocacy.
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