ILLUMINATIVE PRODUCERS PROGRAM
THE FUTURE IS INDIGENOUS
The stories we see being told on screen in movie theaters and homes across the country are powerful and have shaped perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors towards Native peoples. We must find opportunities to support Indigenous storytellers telling Indigenous stories and increase opportunities to include Indigenous and Native creatives in all aspects of the industry.
WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NETFLIX
IllumiNative and Netflix have launched the IllumiNative Producers Program, a year-long program that will support a cohort of seven early and mid-career Indigenous producers. Throughout the program, the fellows will develop a current project, attend monthly workshops, and have access to network-building opportunities with their cohort as well as mentors and leaders in the industry. Fellows will also receive a $25,000 stipend to support their work, and creative feedback and mentorship as they develop their project.
AUDIENCES WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS
According to the 2018 Reclaiming Native Truth report: