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The PYNC Project is a 501c3 organization dedicated organization that aims to empower women of color in the film, media, and television industry. We understand the challenges and systemic barriers faced by women of color and are committed to providing comprehensive support to address them. Our training, development, networking opportunities, and financial support initiatives are designed to foster an inclusive and equitable industry.

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Project Cohorts

Our project cohorts involve fostering community among women of color filmmakers. We provide ongoing programming for artists to connect and share creativity. The programs include:

Project Partners Group: A monthly accountability cohort that helps the community stay committed and partners them with another ally.

Advising Artists Mentorship Program: Four weeks of guidance and resources to help artists take their film career to the next level 



Artistic Advancement

Our training and development initiatives cover areas such as filmmaking, storytelling, production, and entrepreneurship. These initiatives include:

  • Training Workshops

  • Creative Summits

  • Visionary Conferences

  • Artistic Retreats


Financial Resources

Creative Events

Social functions and meetups that empower artist to interact with each other and build a strong network. Some of our events include:

  • Showcases & screenings

  • Networking events

  • Mixers

One of the toughest parts of being an independent filmmaker is financing. Our funding resources aim to assist creatives with bringing their projects to life. 

  • Micro-grants

  • Fundraising Events

  • Fiscal Sponsorship

About the Founder

Shaquille Roberts

Chicago native, Shaquille Roberts, has always possessed a passion for storytelling. ​Employed as a Journalist for numerous years, she complimented this creativity by obtaining a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production ​

As a Writer, Director, and Producer of independent films: Shaquille has managed to produce high-quality content with limited funding. Consequently, her work has been featured in multiple film festivals including Southside Film Festival and Black Harvest Film Festival, among others. She’s also received multiple awards for her films including “Best Writing” in the Top Indie Film Awards and “Best TV Pilot” in the Panama Series Fest. She is best known for her award-winning television show The Other Wife, currently streaming on Tubi. Her most recent film Lucky Number 7 can be streamed on Roku and Amazon Firestick via Cineverse. 

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