The strength of the Black TV & Film Collective is best highlighted by our membership – an artistic and professional community of individuals with the shared goal of telling great stories.
We are a growing collective of screenwriters, producers, directors, cinematographers, editors, actors, animators and all around creative storytellers. Many of our collective members move their projects forward through the support of fellow members and the leadership team.
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I'm a filmmaker and actor because I'm Nigerian (we're overachievers), but mainly because I love finding the best ways to tell stories. I graduated with honours from the School of Visual Arts Film and Video programme in 2010. My thesis film "Homecoming" screened at NewFilmmakers NY, the Estes Park Film Festival, and the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival. In 2015, I finished my Meisner acting training with Jim Brill, senior faculty of the Neighborhood Playhouse. I've worked in TV (production and post), film, and advertising.
Writing under Monie Valentine I started writing tv news promos to speechwriter for the first black female Energy Secretary to contributing to the creation of shows like EMPIRE, REVENGE, THE CARRIE DIARIES and THE BEST MAN. My voice is drama and comedy. I also love adventure and am developing an action adventure feature series.
Editor Producer Production Assistant Publicist Screenwriter
Monique Hazeur is a Brooklyn-based writer, filmmaker, and foodie. Most recently, her script was a semi-finalist for the 2016 Sundance YouTube New Voices Lab.
Character-driven coming of age stories, underdog stories, family dramedies: these are some of her first loves. She is particularly interested in the representation of black people and other people of color, as well as other under- or misrepresented groups in the media. She uses the art form of film to tell specific stories about specific people, usually an amalgam of people she knows intimately, at specific turning points in their lives. She sees storytelling as a healing tool that can help us become a more humane and compassionate society and she seeks to be a part of that process, for herself as much as for others.
She has worked in the art and prop departments on such films as Pariah, Gut, and The Nanny. She is a proud native of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.