Made by students for students, Diverso is a nonprofit dedicated to changing the face of entertainment by empowering the underrepresented storytellers of the next generation.

To help make our students aware of this nonprofit’s opportunities, we are sharing several items featured in Diverso’s latest newsletter. Click here to sign up for future updates from Diverso!

Black Writers in Focus

In partnership with RIDEBACK (Aladdin, It, The LEGO Movies) and THE WRITERS GUILD FOUNDATION, Diverso created Black Writers in Focus: a paid internship program for Black student screenwriters.

Vetted by a rigorous committee of all Black readers, four talented students will spend ten weeks over the summer fine-tuning a writing sample with a personalized mentor, attending panels and classes with industry leaders, and learning from the best by shadowing in a writers’ room.

Selected students will receive a $5,000 stipend to support a part-time commitment over 10 weeks. Interns are expected to make a 20-hour commitment each week. The internship program will be hosted virtually over the summer (June 7th – August 16th).

Fox Soul’s Screening Room

Are you Hollywood’s next top filmmaker? Would you like your story shared with the rest of the world? What better way to make your mark than on #FoxSoulsScreeningRoom!? What are you waiting for? Submit your completed short and logline now to for a shot to have your film air on our newest show, Fox Soul’s Screening Room.

NXT: Africa Edition

Over nine completely free panel conversations and professional development workshops, learn more about working and succeeding in the global sports, entertainment and fashion industries with a focus on the emerging African market. This program is sponsored by Endeavor Impact, WME’s D&I and philanthropy arm.

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