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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Professional actress and public relations professional, Camiryn Simpson is the 2019 Spring Social Media Intern for The Black TV & Film Collective. Camiryn is a double major with drama and public relations at Hofstra University. She has been an actress on "The Cobblestone Corridor" (TV show), musical theatre ensemble in "Circle of Dreams" (Off-Broadway reading) and played a swim team member in the short film "Fever." Her favorite roles she played have been Ti Moune (lead) in the musical Once On this Island, Caliban (supporting lead) in Shakespeare's The Tempest and Cinderella (lead) in the musical Into the Woods. Since attending Hofstra, Camiryn has played a nerd in the short film "The Bully" and Reggie (lead) in the play One in Three. At Hofstra University, Camiryn is a member of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and is also Public Relations chair trainee for the Black Student Union. She will officially be PR chair in September. In the past, Camiryn has also done public relations for the Autism Multicultural Program organization in CT and the Student Activities Club at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts high school. After graduating Hofstra University, with both degrees, Camiryn wants to work in entertainment PR and will do acting auditions on the side. She is excited to do social media for The Black TV & Film Collective.
I am a budding producer/director with a background in writing. I have published two books under my nom de plume (J.T. Savoy) in the genre of speculative fiction. I have an interest in script development, the craft of producing movies and TV, and working with actors to help develop their craft.
To date I have only worked on personal projects. I am hopeful that the BTFC will be a gateway to helping others get their projects off the ground as well as learning the ins and outs of producing better quality work myself.
I am an easygoing person so if you ever want to reach out and ask questions feel free. I don't know everything, but I am always willing to share what I have learned to date.
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