Spike Lee creates fellowship programme for HBCU film students
Spike Lee has announced the launch of the Spike Lee Fellows Program to support HBCU film students.
According to reports, the program, which will serve aspiring filmmakers at the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC), is in partnership with the Gersh Agency, a premiere talent and literary agency
AUCC, a statement said, is made up of Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker, a proud graduate of Morehouse, shared his excitement about establishing the fellowship in a statement.
“It is with great honour, privilege, and excitement to announce the Spike Fellows in association with my partners The Gersh Agency and the AUCC.
“From the jump, from the get-go, I knew when (not if) I opened a crack in the door, I was bringing as many Black and Brown folks with me in front and behind the camera.
“I know firsthand the education one receives at a Historically Black College and University,” he said.
Led by Jayson Council, head of culture at the Gersh Agency, the Spike Lee Fellows Program will offer student debt relief, mentorship with industry creatives, internships for graduates and full-time employment.