The Black Theater Coalition is partnering with AMC Networks on two new fellowships focused on Professionals provide pathways and the television industry.
Two Fellows of Black Theater Coalition co-founder T. Oliver Reid will have the opportunity to gain casting and television production experience through a program that places these inaugural honorees at AMC Networks’ team, Warren Adams and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, and program director Tom Andre Bardwell announced Tuesday.
“There is so much opportunity and intersectionality between TV, theater and film,” Naila McKenzie, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at AMC Networks ) said in a statement. “We are delighted to be the first Black Theater Coalition partner in television and film, and to have the opportunity to work together to provide the next generation of Black storytellers with transferable skills and valuable casting and production relationships.”
The Casting Researcher has been selected to work with AMC Networks’ Marc Hirschifield on casting projects for AMC Studios’ in-house production and distribution operations. During the fellowship, individuals will have access to various aspects of the casting process, such as reviewing scripts, audition tapes, and contract negotiations. After the opportunity closes, the fellow takes with him all the tools needed to work in the casting office.
Television production staff will work directly with AMC Networks to assist the development and production teams. They will gain experience with organizational, creative and technical tasks associated with original development and programming initiatives. The fellowship is currently open to professionals in Atlanta and New York and will launch in July 25.
These two new career opportunities are part of a larger and ongoing fellowship sponsored by BTC and funded by partners such as Disney Theatrical Group, Jujamcyn, Sony Music Group, American Express, Broadway Productions and more Part of the program Moulin Rouge, From Afar and Hamilton , Daryl Roth Productions, Tara Rubin Casting, DK/OMC and Women of Broadway, among others. The program, currently partnering with the John Gore Organization and Broadway Across America, has funded fellows, eight apprentices, and six area fellowships.