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THE CYPHER

 

We are a conclave of content creators that have come together to champion diversity in the film industry by making it more accessible to independent artists. Creative Cypher is a resource bank for creatives that eliminates the need to ask for permission. Creative Cypher has cultivated a network of tech-savvy multicultural Millennials and Gen Xers who produce high-quality content and experiences. 

Culture is missing the amazing creative expression from individuals who do not always have the traditional access to resources in order to tell their story and share their experiences.

Acting as a social ecosystem of like-minded creator’s, Creative Cypher serves as a platform to drive diversity in the entertainment industry and level the playing field for these individuals. We empower the next frontier of media innovators by cultivating strategic partner ships and providing avenues for independent artists to make their. expressive dreams a reality.

Founded in Chicago, by Troy Pryor, Creative Cypher has expanded its reach across the US with more than 2000 artists, 150-plus companies, a mobile app, news station, university programs, and multiple projects in production.

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OUR APPROACH


 

OUR CORE VALUES

LEADERSHIP
Be a leader in the the new media landscape by enabling creators to be in control of their own work.

DIVERSITY
Seek out opportunities that break down barriers to diverse creators.

INNOVATION
Thinking forward to the cultural, business, and inspirational needs of diverse creators.

COLLABORATION
Work together to promote the myriad of voices that wish to share their unique experiences.

DRIVING OUR VALUES

ACCESS
Empowering creators by providing access to creative resources, strategic partner ships, and opening door s to those with industry experience who can give guidance.

COMMUNITY
Sponsor and curate event s which foster camaraderie amongst diverse creatives and support of their culture enriching endeavors.

EDUCATION
Creating Curriculum, work shops, and lectures to give diverse creators the knowledge and experience they need to tell their s tories and achieve their career goals.

 
 
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ACCESS

 

We bring hundreds of diverse creators together and help cultivate environments for organic collaboration. The Creative Cypher provides members with access to professional production resources including, noted directors, writers, producers, editors and more, who specialize in providing high-quality production services (pre thru post) that meet industry standards. We also provide members a large network of content creators, fiscal sponsorship, and resources to collaborate and bring your with our projects to life.

 
 
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COMMUNITY

 

We create atmospheres the celebrate the talent and abilities of our gifted artists though both public and exclusive events.

Creative Cypher celebrates the collective work of our artists by promoting their work at various networking, and media events throughout the year. We highlight the achievements and contributions of our artists through both signature and sponsor held events.

 
 
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Educate

 

We ensure creators understand the business of show and mentor youth through a variety of programing. Our XLerator workshops work directly with creators to ensure they produce the best possible product. We strive to educate, support, and mentor our members through ongoing artist development. We are constantly seeking ways to provide educational resources, like our script coverage program, production consultations, panels, keynotes, workshops, and conservatory courses. We also offer several youth mentoring and internships throughout the year. 

The Creative Cypher has teamed up with several youth organizations and institutions to provide youth mentoring, as well as workshops in areas such as acting, improv, and public speaking. We also provide job shadowing and internship opportunities to give students real world experience on professional productions.