UNLV Film Alumna Constanza Castro Partners With Lena Waithe and Indeed to Launch Rising Voices Initiative

May. 5, 2021

UNLV Film Alumna Constanza Castro Launches Rising Voices Initiative. The initiative invests in 10 filmmakers through this mentorship program to get them to the next level in their careers in an industry that continues to limit opportunities for our BIPOC community. This opportunity could lead them to direct a pilot or get their feature film made.

These 10 talented filmmakers are being given a large budget and platform to create their art through this program. The productions are running like they would in the studio system. We’re introducing them to a more professional structure and way of working. We’ve received amazing feedback not just from the directors, but also from their crews; they are enjoying learning to work in this system.

Read the full American Film Institute Interview