The Black TV & Film Collective is a non-profit organization with the mission to create opportunities for artists of color to achieve their long-term career goals within the television, film & digital entertainment industries.
We lead classes and workshops focused on skill development, host social engagements to promote relationship building, and provide opportunities for artists of color to showcase their talent via original content production.
There is power in numbers and together there is unlimited potential in what we can achieve.
The Collective In Action
The Leadership Team
Huriyyah Muhammad is the Founder of the Black TV & Film Collective and Managing Partner of Infinite Wings Media.
Huriyyah has been instrumental in bringing the power of storytelling, media production and digital media opportunities to businesses, entrepreneurs and artists. As an independent feature film producer, she has led the production of multiple independent feature films from development to market, and most recently completed filming projects in Nairobi, Kenya and Madhya Pradesh, India. Her documentary, Bulbul: Song of the Nightingale is currently in post-production, while Soko Sonko, Swahili for Market King, continues to win awards. She will make her narrative directorial debut this winter with the supernatural suspense Keloid.
Huriyyah is an avid writer, director and producer who is passionate about creating long-lasting opportunities for people of color within the film, TV and digital media industries. She holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from Spelman College.
At the Collective, Huriyyah wears many hats, most of which can be summarized as leading this awesome team and being inspired every day by members.
Kahlil Garner is a Co-founder of the Black TV & Film Collective and New York City filmmaker. Kahlil got his start working in post- production and Community Theater in New York and received his MFA in writing and directing from Columbia College Chicago.
Kahlil has written, directed, and produced both fiction and non-fiction shorts. He is an adjunct professor of Film and Television at the City University of New York, and is in the beginning stages of research on what will be his first feature film. At the Collective, Kahlil leads Membership Engagement and will soon be offering a summer intensive directing workshop.
Laura Fielder is writer, director and producer. She has lent her producing talents to short films and web series such as Little White Lies, End of Season, The Flower Shop, Frankie’s Bakery and Keloid, the Original Series. She has also written/co-written several short film scripts including Payback, created for the 2012 Asian American Film Lab (AAFilmLab), while her first full-length feature script, The Scorpion Twins, was written specifically for the Latin American film market. Milan’s First Day, written by Laura and her directional debut, has screened in national film festivals. Laura is also a proud mother of three.
A member of the Black TV & Film Collective, Laura leads aspects of Partnerships and Member Engagement.
Kibi Anderson, an Emmy-Award winning independent film producer, has always worked to incorporate her passion for content creation; storytelling and helping people and organizations achieve their fullest potential into every aspect of her professional career to date.
Kibi’s work with ABC News Digital, Citigroup, Indomitable Entertainment, Broadway Federal Bank and the Monitor Company, has enabled her to hone her skills in strategy, investment banking, consulting, and business development/sales. She is a master at helping clients implement strategies, priorities, and practices to help improve overall efficiency, productivity, workflow, and long-term financial growth.
Kibi received her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University, where she earned a BA degree in East Asian Studies becoming fluent in Japanese. At the Collective, Kibi leads the digital content distribution strategy, as well as strategic corporate relationships and partnerships.
Ekwa Msangi is a writer, director, and producer. Her most recent film, a short comedy entitled Soko Sonko (The Market King) which was commissioned by Focus Features’ Africa First Program. While after several exciting screenings, her suspense-thriller Taharuki (Suspense), a 12-minute prequel to her feature film in development, Eastlands, was picked up for distribution and is currently in circulation in both NA and Europe. She has also directed several drama series for mainstream broadcasters in Kenya and for MNET South Africa, including The Agency, MNET’s first ever original hour-long Kenyan drama series.
Ekwa received her BFA in Film/TV from Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in African Cinema from Gallatin School of Individualized Study, both at New York University. She is now Adjunct Faculty at Tisch School of the Arts, as well as being a resident instructor with the African Film Festival, Inc.
One of Ekwa’s key goals as an artist is to transform our society’s images and relationships with African cultures, and to empower African filmmakers in telling their stories.
Taelor Clay is an MFA Student in Writing and Producing for Television at Long Island University Brooklyn. In her own words…
“A native of Maryland, I have high hopes that Baltimore will someday become the notorious film hub that Atlanta, New York, and most notably Los Angeles, have become. I have completed several short films, and I am currently fundraising my web series. My work can be viewed at www.ljrprods.com. My dream career mirrors that of my role model, Ms. Shonda Rhimes. My long-term goal is to be the showrunner of a minimum of ten successful hour-dramas in my lifetime. I am also big on philanthropy and organic teams of talent building and growing together, in the vein of Tyler Perry, Tamela Mann, David Mann, and Cassi Davis. I believe you can amaze yourself with what you can accomplish alone—but with the right team, you can and will dominate.”
At the Black TV & Film Collective, Taelor leads aspects of Member Craft Development and Engagement.