Muslim Brotherhood Goes to Hollywood
Posted on February 27, 2014 by a12iggymom http://www.mpac.org/programs/hollywood-bureau/wanted-muslims-writers-for-tv-screenwriters-workshop.php
From my Islamic encyclopedia: 500+ Islamic Words You Should Know: MPAC: Muslim Public Affairs Council. Established in 1988 in Los Angeles, CA, by followers of the Muslim Brotherhood [Ikhwan] and admirers of Hizballah, they are Democratic-party activists and programmatic Leftists, who condemn post-9/11 national-security measures, Conservatives, and Jews. The leaders have significant ties to Los Angeles political figures, police hierarchy, and local sheriffs. They managed to stop the TSA from giving pat-downs to women wearing burqas (at the least, in public areas), because it’s “un-Islamic.” MPAC filed a lawsuit via the ACLU and CAIR against the FBI to keep FBI surveillance out of its mosques; a federal judge dismissed the case.
WANTED: Muslim Writers for TV Screenwriters Workshop
Partnership between MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau & Disney/ABC Television Group
February 26, 2014
MPAC is excited to announce it is partnering with Disney/ABC Television Group to offer a one-day TV screenwriters workshop this spring. This is part of an initiative between the two partners to stimulate interest in American Muslims who want to pursue a career in writing for series TV.
The industry has taken more interest in telling authentic American Muslim stories [wouldn't it be cool if they actually did that?] in recent years and there is a growing demand for Muslim writers,” said Deana Nassar, MPAC’s Hollywood Liaison. “We are proud to partner with Disney/ABC Television Group Talent Development and Diversity in demonstrating leadership by helping nurture creative talent in the American Muslim community.”
Interested in Applying?
Applicants are asked to submit a half-hour comedy or a one-hour drama spec script of a broadcast or cable network TV series that is currently airing on TV.
Submissions are due Wednesday, March 12, at midnight firstname.lastname@example.org
Among the criteria for spec scripts are:
◾Accuracy in character voice
◾Effectiveness in capturing the series
◾Innovation [Probably have this one down fairly well; it's call taqiyya.]
No previous professional writing experience is necessary. Participants will be selected based on the strongest spec script writing samples. Finalists may be asked to provide additional writing samples. Space is limited. No materials will be returned after the judging process. The date for the workshop will be determined when participants are selected.
MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau serves as a professional resource to the entertainment industry by providing reliable and accurate information on Islam, Muslims, and interfaith relations [right, and I have a bridge I can sell you . . .] to the Hollywood community. The bureau also helps Hollywood professionals connect with creative talent, including emerging Muslim filmmakers, writers, and actors. http://a12iggymom.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/muslim-brotherhood-goes-to-hollywood/