Attention Writers: Lee Daniels Announces Workshop For Diverse Voices
Photo Credit: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 06: Lee Daniels attends Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit for My Friend's Place at Hollywood Palladium on April 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for My Friend's Place)
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Attention Writers: Lee Daniels Announces Workshop For Diverse Voices

Lee Daniels is well known for being the creator of the Fox musical dramas Star and Empire, as well as the Academy Award-nominated director of Precious. Now, the writer and filmmaker is giving fellow Black writers and other marginalized creatives the opportunity to have their voices heard.

Daniels, under his banner Lee Daniels Entertainment and Represent by OMV, is launching a diversity-focused workshop to promote and amplify marginalized writers and diverse voices.

“It has been my goal to create opportunities for diverse creatives and to tell inclusive stories,” Daniels said in a statement. “I have always been about giving all creatives a chance and the LDE Creative Workshop is another step in driving diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.”

The workshop will provide aspiring writers from marginalized communities with mentorship from industry professionals.

For Black screenwriters hoping to participate in the workshop, follow Lee Daniels Entertainment on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. In addition, applicants must submit a 15 second Instagram or Facebook short story video describing why Lee Daniels Entertainment and Represent by OMV should pick them, as well as tag the official LDE and Represent by OMV social media accounts.

The workshop will be held from Sept. 25 to 28 in Los Angeles. Travel fare will be provided, courtesy of American Airlines. The deadline to submit the application is August 31.


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