The Black TV & Film Collective facilitates career-advancing opportunities for creators of Black and African descent to achieve financial sustainability within the entertainment industry. We provide critical production support that empowers our members to turn their creative and professional abilities into enriching careers, as well as expand their network. We provide workshops and labs focusing on artistic and professional development, networking opportunities to foster relationship-building, as well as advocacy and thought leadership to support systemic changes across the industry in the fight for equity, inclusion and justice.
About the BTFC
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Education & Professional Development
Every month the Black TV & Film Collective leads artistic and professional development events and workshops. These are opportunities for artists to hone their craft by both reinforcing existing skills and developing new ones in both creative and business areas. Some of our most popular events include the Writer's Room, the Producing Circle and Office Hours. Don't be a stranger! We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
Production Support & Relationship Building
If you have a story to tell in any form, we are a critical resource. The most important resource that independent content creators can tap into is a supportive community. Come to Office Hours and let's talk about your project and how we can help. Or list your project on our Member's Projects Board to recruit crew, or better yet, search our membership database by skill or function to reach out to members directly. Success in the entertainment industry is built on professional relationships and the Black TV & Film Collective hosts regular relationship-building events. These are opportunities for members to connect with other members within the collective, as well as expand contacts with broader industry professionals. Some of our most popular events include the Speaker's Series, the Pitch Session and the Virtual Filmmaker Meet & Greet.
Advocacy & Data Research
The foundation of equality is adequate representation. We believe that if Black Americans represent 13.4% of the US population, then at a minimum, 13.4% of Black people should be represented on screen and behind the camera. And yet, artists of Black and African descent are systematically shut out of America’s film and TV industry, which has extremely negative impacts throughout the sector, and upon our society as a whole. A recent McKinsey & Company report demonstrates that Black content is consistently undervalued, under distributed, and underfunded to the tune of a $10B loss each year. In partnership with other organizations, think tanks, government agencies and foundations we support research, thought leadership and policy efforts to support parity in all areas of the entertainment industry.
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