BTFC Presents: Office Hours w/ Avril Speaks; Get Help On Your Project!

BTFC Presents: Office Hours w/ Avril Speaks; Get Help On Your Project!

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Let us support you as you #MakeYourWork and get pitch ready in 2024!

OnFriday, March 29th from 12-2pm PST, come chat with BTFC Board Member and Image Awards-nominated producer and director Avril Speaks about your project!

During BTFC Office Hours, we’ll answer general pitching and distribution questions and provide an environment where you can get advice and feedback on ONE project from industry professionals.

What are Office Hours?

It’s an open door for any member who would like to just come in and ask a question. Get a second pair of eyes on a rough cut, get some help on budgets, have your script reviewed…Remember back in the day when our professors had office hours and you would just go in to ask a question or get some help? That is what these office hours are like.

NOTE: 30-minute slots will be assigned on a first RSVP basis. A Zoom link will be sent to you 48 hours before your session. Please block out 12:00 – 2:00 PM PT on your calendar until your slot is received.

Meet Avril Speaks

Producer/Director

Avril Speaks has been carving out her path as a bold, innovative storyteller for years, not only as a Producer and Director but also during her days as a professor at Howard University and as a film educator through Film Independent, the Sundance Institute, and Distribution Advocates. Avril has produced several award-winning films including Jinn, which premiered at SXSW and won Special Jury Recognition for Writing, and African America, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, four African Movie Academy Awards and streamed on Netflix. She also produced the Black America Is… project, which has won Best Feature Documentary at multiple festivals. Her most recent film, Dotty & Soul, featuring Leslie Uggams, David Koechner and Gary Owens, is streaming on Showtime.

As a director and showrunner, Avril has worked with companies such as Now This and Vox Media Studios on docu-series such asUprooted: The Untold Keith Warren StoryandKeep This Between Us, and the upcomingFiles of the Unexplainedto air on Netflix.Avril is a recipient of the inaugural Dear Producer Award, the Sundance Momentum Fellowship, and is a recent recipient of the Film Independent Amplifier Fellowship. She is one of the founding members of Distribution Advocates and the newly formed Producers Union, and is a board member for the Black TV and Film Collective.

Join us to talk about your project and ideas, so that you’re better equipped to move forward and #MAKEYOURWORK. It’s all-time well spent.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

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Mar 29 2024
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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