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'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele is Now Looking for Aspiring Filmmakers

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<p>LOS ANGELES - SEP 18: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room at the Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)</p>

Following the success of the hit Get Out movie, Jordan Peele is looking ahead and needs your help. Peele has officially put out the call to young, black filmmakers who are looking for opportunities to join the film industry. "If you have a script, reach out and I’ll try to help it get made. Monkeypaw Productions is my production company and we’re really trying to promote untapped voices in genre,” , offering the following advice to those looking to break into the industry: “Write your favorite movie that hasn’t been made.” Get Out has been a surprise hit movie, earning over $113 million so far and paving the way to directing several other hit movies that incorporate contemporary social issues.

Jordan Peele blames the lack of diversity in Hollywood on a couple of things.

"One is there's this misconception in Hollywood - that is hopefully nearing its end - that black leads in films don't do well, particularly overseas," he explained. "But I think even more, the reason we don't see more films about the African American experience is because we haven't nurtured black talent, we haven't encouraged young black filmmakers to dream big."When you have that, that's when you have this systemic problem where artists aren't getting their platforms, aren't given their platforms.

Jordan Peele Get Out LOS ANGELES - FEB 10: Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti arrives for the "Get Out" Los Angeles Premiere on February 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

"But I think even more, the reason we don't see more films about the African American experience is because we haven't nurtured black talent, we haven't encouraged young black filmmakers to dream big.

"When you have that, that's when you have this systemic problem where artists aren't getting their platforms, aren't given their platforms.

"Some stories it's impossible for a white person to tell."

This news comes out after NBC is holding open casting calls for aspiring actors, a talent search for aspiring filmmakers, and the company is looking for aspiring writers.

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