Skybound is super proud to announce our latest partnership. Later this year, we’ll be hosting a day long workshop with Writegirl covering all various forms of entertainment from film and television to gaming and comics. There’s more information to come but check out the press release below:
SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH WRITEGIRL FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL WORKSHOP
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 8, 2017): Multiplatform production company Skybound Entertainment has partnered with WriteGirl, the creative writing and mentoring organization that spotlights the power of girls, for a workshop tied to International Day of the Girl in October. The partnership comes through non-profit consulting company Lucid.
Skybound Entertainment will host members and volunteers of WriteGirl for a day of workshop programming, breakout sessions, and conversations with members of the Skybound staff, ranging across projects in film, television, digital and new media, interactive gaming, and comics.
WriteGirl holds monthly mentorship events, including February’s Grammy weekend event, where songwriters such as Louise Goffin and Lindy Robbins teamed up with WriteGirls to create lyrics for original songs. Coming in May, WriteGirl will hold the annual benefit “Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!” where celebrity actors will perform scenes and monologues written by WriteGirls mentees earlier in the day.
More information on the day-long workshop to follow. International Day of the Girl is October 11, 2017.
About Skybound Entertainment:
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses projects ranging from television, film, digital content, comics, interactive, live events, and gaming.
Skybound Entertainment is responsible for such television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Outcast. Moving into the digital content space, Skybound produced the first-ever
narrative VR series, GONE, for Samsung’s Milk VR platform and in 2017 will produce VR horror series Lies Within, which is the first project out of Skybound’s partnership with interactive theatrical company Delusion.
Newly announced Skybound projects include Five Year, Mastermind and Heroes and Villains: The History of Comics.
WriteGirl, a Los Angeles-based creative writing and mentoring organization for teens, spotlights the power of a girl and her pen. Through workshops, readings, publications and mentoring relationships with professional women writers, WriteGirl offers girls techniques and insights into poetry, songwriting, fiction, journalism and more. WriteGirl encourages girls to develop communication skills, confidence and a positive outlook on themselves and their futures. This year, WriteGirl also expanded its reach with the launch of a new program for teen boys, under the name “Bold Ink Writers” bringing creative writing workshops into juvenile halls and camps, in partnership with the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network. Celebrating its 16th season, WriteGirl was recognized by Michelle Obama with the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for its success inspiring thousands of at-risk teens to enroll in college. In 2014, Founder and CEO Keren Taylor was named one of CNN’s Heroes. For more information, visit the website: www.writegirl.org