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Office Hours: Get Help On Your Project

Start 2022 off right and #MakeYourWork! Chat with BTFC Board Member and writer, director, and 2021 producer Emmy-nominated producer (UnladyLike 2020) Okema T. Moore about your project!

During Office Hours we do our best to offer insight and feedback that can help push you 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 projects and ideas, so that you’re better equipped to move them forward. It’s all-time well spent.

NOTE: 40-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 4:00 – 6:00 PM ET on your calendar until your slot is received.


About Okema T. Moore

Okema T. Moore is a seasoned producer, writer, and director who started as a child actor on Sesame Street, cultivating quite a life of experiences since then. These experiences include sharing an EMMY Nomination for a PSA she AD’d, produced and voiced, premiering as a digital series producer at Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca N.O.W. 2019, producing the NAACP nominated doc series UNLADYLIKE2020 for PBS, and producing the American Black Film Festival 2019 Best Web Series, Little Apple. She can be seen as a hologram in Brian Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL, and in successful web series such as Makeup X Breakup and the Emmy Nominated Pillow Talk.Behind the scenes, Okema holds a BS in finance and business from Brooklyn College and a Producing Certification from NYU’s SPS. A member of the Board of Directors of the Black TV & Film Collective, Okema leads Programming.


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Producing ‘Farewell Amor’

How did Farewell Amor get produced from the script to distribution on Hulu? 

Learn about the process of taking Farewell Amor from script to Sundance to Hulu from Producer and BTFC co-founder, Huriyyah Muhammad. We know navigating this industry can be a challenge when you’re trying to source funding, hire your crew, cast your project – and keep the creative inspiration flowing. Producing a film or series requires patience, research, and resourcefulness. With preparation and an informed approach, you can target the right group of people and take your project to the next level. Join us as Huriyyah recaps her filmmaking journey and the process of making the award-winning film.



After 17 years in exile, Walter finally reunites with his family after being forced to leave Angola for New York City. We meet the family as Walter is picking up his wife, Esther, and daughter, Sylvia, from the airport to bring them home to his one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. They quickly discover how the years of separation have turned them into absolute strangers. As they attempt to overcome the personal and political hurdles amongst them, they rely on the muscle memory of dance to find their way back “home.” FAREWELL AMOR is an immigrant story that has come to define the American landscape since its inception. WATCH TRAILER

BTFC November Member Orientation

Our November BTFC Member Orientation is unlike any other – we have exciting announcements about some major changes within the BTFC. All members are encouraged to attend – consider it a reunion! 

The Black TV & Film Collective holds member orientation because we want to ensure that members new and old are aware of simple, easy steps you can take to maximize your membership.  Now that you’ve joined our organization, we want to make sure you both know the tools and resources that are available to you, and how to use them.

This BTFC orientation session is important to ensure that you understand the process for seeking and lending help. We want to hear what you seek to gain from your membership and encourage you to jump right in and get involved. We also want you to meet each other!

If you haven’t had a chance to explore the BTFC website, take some time to review it. Come to our member orientation with an open mind, and come with ideas on ways to make the BTFC better serve your needs!


We’re looking forward to walking you through:

  • -Staple BTFC professional development events
  • -The BTFC calendar
  • -Ways to stay informed
  • -Step by step guide to using the BTFC Membership Database
  • -Step by step guide to using the BTFC Member’s Project Board


  • Don’t miss this opportunity to meet fellow members, share your ideas, and become better informed!
  • If you have not yet signed up for membership but want to or want to learn more, click here. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about other resources available to you.
  • See you soon!
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