The 72 Hour Shootout has announced that Grace Moss of NBC will be offering a one on one mentorship award to the Best Director and Best Writer winners of the 2016 72 Hour Shootout this year.
Here are details for this year’s shootout:
The Twelfth Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout will take place this summer under the auspices of and in collaboration with Asian CineVision. The Shootout is a worldwide competition in which filmmaking teams are given a common theme at the start and then have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length. Teams compete for access to a year of free educational and networking events, mentorships with executives at NBC and more, cash, prizes and the chance to have their films screened at film festivals, both nationally and internationally. The competition creates a valuable opportunity for filmmakers of color – focusing on Asian American filmmakers – and women to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of diverse stories and characters in film. One of the Shootout requirements is that at least one key production member (e.g., director, producer or writer) and a principal actor from each team must be of Asian descent.
Here is Moss’s biography:
Grace Borrero Moss currently serves as the Manager of Entertainment Diversity Initiatives for NBC. In this role, she helps oversee multiple programs that focus on discovering, cultivating and showcasing talented writers, directors and actors of diverse backgrounds, with the objective of getting them staffed on NBC’s scripted programs. Specifically, she manages Writers on the Verge, the Emerging Directors Program and the Late Night Writers Workshop. Before coming to NBC, Grace was the Manager of Development & New Series at the Style Network, where she oversaw new series in production, from initial pitch to delivery. She was instrumental in developing hit shows such as Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, Ruby, Giuliana & Bill and Jerseylicious. Grace was also part of the internal Diversity Council and worked with other cable nets to promote initiatives and track diverse talent in front of and behind the camera. Prior to her stint at the Style Network, Grace worked as a Producer and Director on a plethora of unscripted shows on a variety of networks, including MTV, VH1, TLC and NBC.
Grace has been actively involved with numerous organizations, including Asian Pacific Americans@NBCUniversal, where she serves as a Chapter Leader, and Filipinos in Hollywood, where she acts as the Co-Chair. She was a selected participant in the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Rising Leaders Program in 2012 and the National Association of Multiethnicities in Communications (NAMIC) Leadership Seminar in 2011. She also won Comcast’s Ingenuity Award in 2008 for her contributions to the Style Network. Grace is also a member of the Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and Visual Communications, where she has contributed as a panelist in their annual C3 Conference.
Grace graduated from UCLA with a BA in English and Minor in Asian American Studies. She was the founder of the Pilipino Organization of English Majors (POEM), a Board Member of the campus’ Filipino student organization, Samahang Pilipino, and recipient of the prestigious Royal Morales Prize in Filipino Studies, awarded for the most outstanding undergraduate paper on the subject. Grace currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and baby boy.