Parker continues to help bring diverse storytelling to audiences everywhere in his latest endeavor at the Hip Hop Film Festival. Showtime tells the fascinating story of two young men who are subway dancers in New York. Shawn Antoine II wrote and directed the film, and Parker served as the Executive Producer. Antoine, a 22-year old writer/director/producer from Harlem, New York is a former student at the Nate Parker Foundation.
The Hip Hop Film Festival provides a platform for content creators who were born in the Hip Hop Generation, that is, after 1960. The festival theme for 2019 is “Stories From the Culture.”
WILEY COLLEGE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED ACCREDITATION FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM IN FILM AND THEATER
Wiley College students can now earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Theater in the newly accredited program at the Nate Parker School of Film and Drama. Students will be trained in all technical aspects of filmmaking including screenwriting, cinematography, producing, acting and directing, coupled with the history of film and its broad cultural influence.
Wiley, a historically black college in East Texas once served as the backdrop of the 2007 film The Great Debaters, which starred Parker and was directed by Denzel Washington. In addition, Parker is a trustee of the school and launched the Nate Parker Summer Film Institute back at Wiley in 2016.
This new degree, rolling out in 2021, is another exciting step towards Parker’s goal of helping young, diverse storytellers develop the skills, contacts and opportunities necessary to be successful in the film industry.