WELCOME TO
THE CYPHER

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The Cypher was created to eliminate the need for permission. The same permission that is often necessary for emerging creatives, diverse artists, and those that have had the doors closed on them so many times. Many of the most brilliant minds simply need access. The Cypher focuses on providing access, community engagement, and educational programming to help cultivate more savvy creative entrepreneurs. 

As the Cypher’s ecosystem blossomed and the entertainment industry demanded more parity, the Cypher has been a prime influencer in Chicago’s diverse performing, digital and visual arts communities. Now that ecosystem has matured, it is prepared to evolve beyond its grassroot genesis.

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About us

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We are a conclave of creators that have united to champion diversity in the entertainment industry. We have cultivated a community of tech-savvy multicultural Millennials and Gen Xers who produce high-quality content and experiences. We empower the next frontier of media innovators by cultivating strategic partnerships 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 to hundreds of artists, companies, experiences, a digital network, university programs, and multiple projects in production.

 
 

the cypher ecosystem

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As a social ecosystem we have both not-for-profit sectors and for profit divisions, all working towards the master plan. Creative Cypher, Cypher Writers Lab, Cypher Media, and Cypher Network.

 
 
 
 

CREATIVE CYPHER

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Creative Cypher focuses on cultivating the creative ecosystem by facilitating creators relationships, providing production grants, live events, workshops, internships and mentoring.

 

the cypher provides

community

Plan to grow to 3000 members and partners in the United States and UK

perks

Growing list of perk partners 

internships

20+ a year 

monthly newsletter

Special updates as announced 

calendar

100+ events ranging from screenings, comedy shows, concerts, festival and educational programs, workshops, panels, and keynotes 

membership app

Currently in beta testing

 

CYPHER WRITERS LAB

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The Lab was established to focus on content development. Equal parts workshop, lecture, consulting and networking, the Lab aims to empower the strong writing community while creating an ecosystem where these creatives to thrive.

 

the lab provides

Script Coverage

To vet projects

Development team

To refine content to ensure commercial viability

Packaging

To prep for pitching and acquisitions

Support & Consultation

To connect with a multitude of writers and organizations 

 
 

CYPHER MEDIA

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Our internal production teams create original content and provide consultation for existing productions

 

media provides

Resources

Production network & industry connections

SUPPORT

Over 25 film productions supported each year

Original  productions

Cypher 1 on 1s, Roundtables, and Podcast Interviews

Production company for hire

With a focus on documenting creative journalism but evolving to producing larger projects 

CONTENT

Slate of web series, episodic, shorts, docs, features, and journalistic content

Opportunities

Diverse and inclusive hiring / internships opportunities

 

CYPHER NETWORK

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The Home for Millennial Creators. Our digital networking showcasing content ranging from shows, films, live specials, documentaries, music videos, interviews, experimental, and podcasts. The Cypher Network has also aggregated several other networks to produce original content as a SAG-AFTRA signatory.

 

the network provides

Free Subscription

TVOD x SVOD service includes channels of films, shows, documentaries, music, interviews, experimental content, and podcasts

Content pipeline

Content is supplied to multiple indie and major platforms

All Original projects

Original projects provide jobs, internships, and ROI

 

OPPORTUNITIES

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The Cypher offers many avenues for strategic partnerships, collaborations, sponsorship and investment. Whether you would like to make a tax deductible donation for general operations, support a special program, event, workshop or invest in a production, we’re ready.

 

We look forward to
working with you!