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Office Hours: Get Help On Your Project

WRITERS, this one’s for YOU! Need some extra support to help you #MakeYourWork? Let ‘s go!

On Tuesday, December 13th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM ET, chat with BTFC Co-Founder and award-winning writer, producer and director Laura Fielder during BTFC Office Hours! She’ll do her best to support you and help you move your project forward!

 

During BTFC Office Hours we’ll answer general production questions and provide an environment where you can get advice and feedback on your projects from industry professionals.

How can we better describe them? 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.

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

Meet Laura

Laura Fielder is a writer, director and producer. Her award-winning projects have screened at the Hip Hop Film Festival, the Toronto Black Film Festival, The Katra Film Series, and the American Black Film Festival. Laura’s screenplays have placed in numerous competitions including the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Laura is a working member of The Gotham’s Expanding Communities Summit – a cohort of diverse independent film professionals. She is also a member of NYWIFT. Laura is a graduate of UCLA TFT Professional Screenwriting Program. A classically trained violinist, Laura is an alum of The CUNY Graduate Center (MA, Ethnomusicology).

NOTE: 40-minute slots will be assigned on a first RSVP basis. A Zoom link and information form will be sent to you 48 hours before your session. Please block out 6:00 – 8:00 PM ET on your calendar until your slot is received.

 

This event is exclusive to BTFC MEMBERS ONLY.

Members, make sure to use your code to access this event!

Interested in becoming a member? Visit www.blacktvfilmcollective.org/join

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The BTFC Presents Pop-Up Legal Clinic by The Filmmakers Legal Clinic

On Tuesday, April 26th at 4:00PM PT | 7:00PM ET, The Black TV & Film Collective and The Filmmakers Legal Clinic are hosting a FREE pop-up legal clinic for BTFC Members!

 

Are you interested in getting free legal advice to get your project off to the right start? The Filmmakers Legal Clinic at Cardozo School of Law is running a pop-up legal clinic for members of the BTFC.

This is a unique opportunity to meet with a student legal team in a brief, intimate setting.  Bring your legal questions on fair use, entity formation, distribution, licensing, work-for-hire agreements, and other issues.

 

Registration Details

If you’re interested in participating in this event, please RSVP. Once you finalize your Eventbrite registration you will receive a FORM to complete. (This form closes on April 15th at 11:59 PM PT). There are a limited number of meeting times available.

Filmmakers Legal Clinic

The Filmmakers Legal Clinic (FLC) at Cardozo Law provides free transactional, intellectual property, and First Amendment legal services to visual advocates, filmmakers and video journalists working to move the social justice needle and diversify the stories that are told through media.

Cardozo Law helps filmmakers navigate contractual, legal, and business issues so that their important films can be made and distributed. To empower creators, the FLC provides individual client representation, educational services, “know your rights” trainings for community partners and pop-up legal clinics.

Client films have screened in leading U.S. and international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, South by Southwest, Rotterdam, New Directors/New Films, the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Docs, DOC NYC and more.

Make Your Work

Don’t miss this opportunity to get legal advice for your project from the knowledgeable team at the Filmmakers Legal Clinic.

If you’re interested in participating in this event, please RSVP (and complete the form) by April 15th. There are a limited number of meeting times available.

This event is for BTFC Members Only. 

**Members, don’t forget to get use your SPECIAL CODE to access your ticket!* If you need your code, please email [email protected]

Interested in becoming a member of the BTFC? Visit www.blacktvfilmcollective.org/join!

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The BTFC Presents Legal Agreements for Film by The Filmmakers Legal Clinic

On Tuesday, March 8th at 4:00PM PT | 7:00PM ET, The Black TV & Film Collective and The Filmmakers Legal Clinic by Cardozo’s School Law for a conversation on Legal Agreements for Film.

Whether you’re an actor, writer, producer or director – creativity is vital in the entertainment industry! But, did you know that understanding the business of filmmaking is just as critical?

Join the BTFC in our ongoing partnership with the Filmmakers Legal Clinic at Cardozo’s School of Law as we talk about legal agreements for film! Learn about the legal intricacies to understand that can help YOU and your project not get caught up in legal red tape or caught in agreements that don’t serve you!

FLC will be reviewing how to read a film contract – focusing on common terms in the most common service agreements, typical major terms in any contract and what they mean, what boilerplate language is and its importance. There will be a Q & A so bring any questions you have about legal agreements!

Filmmakers Legal Clinic

The Filmmakers Legal Clinic (FLC) at Cardozo Law, formerly known as the Indie Film Clinic, provides free transactional, intellectual property, and First Amendment legal services to visual advocates, filmmakers and video journalists working to move the social justice needle and diversify the stories that are told through media.

Cardozo Law helps filmmakers navigate contractual, legal, and business issues so that their important films can be made and distributed. To empower creators, the FLC provides individual client representation, educational services, “know your rights” trainings for community partners and pop-up legal clinics.

Client films have screened in leading U.S. and international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, South by Southwest, Rotterdam, New Directors/New Films, the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Docs, DOC NYC and more.

Make Your Work

This conversation is for anyone involved in the TV and Film industry! Don’t miss this opportunity to work smarter not harder and meet the knowledgeable team from the Filmmakers Legal Clinic.

Interested in becoming a member? Sign up for our BTFC Membership!

Members, use your code for your discount!

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BlackMade: A Virtual Open Mic and Film Screening (East Coast Edition)

 

Join us Thursday, March 24th at 6 PM ET for BlackMade (East Coast Edition) a Virtual Open-Mic and Film Screening event as we center and celebrate Black Art and Black Stories!

The Black TV & Film Collective is intentional about centering and celebrating Black creatives of all ages and stages.

A Part of Our History

The art of storytelling is a major part of our history as people of African descent across the globe. Our songs, stories and images have brought us strength in trials, restored hope for the future and reminded us of our beauty and brilliance.

It’s on brand for us to use storytelling, of many forms, to celebrate our rich cultural history across the diaspora!

Join us for an exclusive, private screening of outstanding films, spoken word, monologues and more!

Coming to the Stage…

We’re kicking off the evening by introducing our performing artists who are sharing art that highlights the beauty and diversity in Black culture! The virtual mic is ready for our selected open-mic participants!

For Us, By Us

Next, we’re introducing the films that will be screened. These films keep Black life and culture, in all its diversity, at the center. We’re welcoming stories that highlight the idea that “Black people are not a monolith”.

Finally, the night will come to a close with a Q & A featuring the filmmakers of the selected films.

So Nice, We’re Doing it Twice!

We’re splitting this major event into TWO nights! RSVP to catch us on East Coast time on Thursday, March 24th from 6 – 8 PM ET. and on West Coast time on Friday, March 25th from 6 – 8 PM PT.

We’re looking forward to celebrating Black art and Black culture with you!

*Members, use your code to receive your member-priced ticket.

The Black TV & Film Collective withholds the right to share projects of their choosing. Your submission does not guarantee that your project will be shared on during the BlackMade virtual event.

Interested in becoming a member? Join us! www.blacktvfilmcollective.org/join

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