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NBCU Academy announces recipients of inaugural ‘Original Voices’ Fellowship to support diverse filmmakers

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NBCU Academy and NBC News Studios together named seven groundbreaking filmmakers for the first inaugural Original Voices fellowship who will each receive $45,000 in grants and a one-year fellowship to support their feature-length nonfiction films in all stages of production.

“In the Heights” colorism controversy and why accurate representation is important

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Recently, the newly released film adaption of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical--In the Heights--has received some controversy regarding the film’s casting choices and lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latinx actors, with critics citing colorism as the root cause of the inaccurate representation of the historic NYC neighborhood.