Variety has just reported that Ava DuVernay’s The Array has teamed up with Google in order to create a $500,000 feature film grant for rising creatives in underrepresented communities.
The grant called The Arry + Google Feature Film Grant will provide $500,000 as funds to allow these creatives to produce their first full-length feature.
There is a film advisory committee that will choose the recipient.
In an official statement, Google Assistant’s Entertainment Partnerships lead, Elle Roth-Brunet said, “We’re honored to help Array showcase talented creatives from underrepresented communities and to add volume to more diverse voices. The Array x Google Feature Film Grant is intrinsically aligned with Google Assistant’s commitment to speak with a diverse set of voices, and connect with more people to help in their everyday lives.”