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Office Hours: Get Help On Your Projects

End the year right and “MakeYourWork! 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’s exactly 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 6:00 – 8:00 PM ET on your calendar until your slot is received.
 

ABOUT LAURA

Laura Fielder

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).

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Screenwriter’s Workshop: Table Reading Our Work

01/13/2021
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, BTFC screenwriters come together for online table read sessions and to workshop our screenplays. If you are working on a piece and would like to participate by having your pages read aloud, RSVP. For active writers, this is an event that you should not miss. Share your work, listen to the work of other writers, and get valuable feedback from other BTFC members. Each session is a read-athon. So if you would like your work table read, RSVP for this writer’s workshop session.

During read-athons, we can usually read about 4-6 works. Writers should submit up to 6 pages to be read aloud. The scripts are read in order of attendance on the zoom.

If you are a writer an actor, a producer, DP or other looking for upcoming productions, come and meet the writer/directors getting their work ready for primetime. This workshop is a great networking opportunity!

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Screenwriter’s Workshop: Table Reading Our Work

02/10/2021
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month,  BTFC screenwriters come together for online table read sessions and to workshop our screenplays. If you are working on a piece and would like to participate by having your pages read aloud, RSVP. For active writers, this is an event that you should not miss. Share your work, listen to the work of other writers, and get valuable feedback from other BTFC members. Each session is a read-athon. So if you would like your work table read, RSVP for this writer’s workshop session.

During read-athons, we can usually read about 4-6 works. Writers should submit up to 6 pages to be read aloud. The scripts are read in order of attendance on the zoom.

If you are a writer an actor, a producer, DP or other looking for upcoming productions, come and meet the writer/directors getting their work ready for primetime. This workshop is a great networking opportunity! Moderated by Sofy H. Solomon

About Sofy Solomon

sofy solomon

SOFY SOLOMON is a producer committed to telling meaningful stories and developing new voices. She comes from a family that endlessly re-watches certain movies/shows, and she hopes to contribute to that short-list of highly-curated content.

Sofy helped create and continues to run the Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room, a talent incubator that has launched writing careers at Disney, Netflix, DreamWorks, and beyond. As a volunteer at the New York Public Library, she started a free writing workshop series that is open to the public.

With origins in the US, Eritrea, and Ethiopia; a Yale degree in Economics and a French Masters in Anthropology/Music; and a growing collection of cellos in Paris, NYC and Alabama—she’s learned not to put anyone in a box.

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Screenwriter’s Workshop: Table Reading Our Work

04/14/2021
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month,  BTFC screenwriters come together for online table read sessions and to workshop our screenplays. If you are working on a piece and would like to participate by having your pages read aloud, RSVP.  Active writers, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to share your work, listen to the work of other writers and receive valuable feedback from BTFC members!

During this workshop, we’ll have read-athons, where can usually read about 4-6 works. Writers should submit up to 6 pages to be read aloud. The scripts are read in order of attendance on the zoom.

If you are a writer an actor, a producer, DP or other looking for upcoming productions, come and meet the writer/directors getting their work ready for primetime. This workshop is a great networking opportunity and for you to continue fine tuning your craft! Moderated by Laura Fielder.

About Laura Fielder

LAURA FIELDER is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker.  She made her directing debut with Milan’s First Day (2015).

Her recent short, The Company You Keep (2019), is currently making the film festival rounds.

Laura’s films have been screened at festivals like The Hip Hop Film Festival, The Toronto Black Film Festival, The Katra Film Series, and The Baltimore International Film Festival.  Laura is a graduate of the UCLA TFT Professional Program in Screenwriting.

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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.

 

ABOUT FAREWELL AMOR 

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
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Office Hours: Get Help On Your Projects

BTFC office hours are good for health – the health of your projects that is. Chat with BTFC Member and writer, director, producer London Williams about your project!
During Office Hours we do our best to offer insight and feedback that can help push you forward!

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 4:30 – 8:30 on your calendar until your slot is received.

For artists, isolation can be deadly to projects. In fact, it stops many projects before they have even fully begun. BTFC Office Hours were implemented to combat the isolation that we all sometimes fall victim to. During office hours we’ll answer general production questions and provide an environment where you can come in and work on your projects in the company of others.

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, use a computer, work in the company of others. 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. You might have us all to yourself, or there may be one or two other filmmakers in the line ahead of you.

Join us to talk about your projects and ideas, so that you’re better equipped to move them forward!

About London Williams

London Williams is a filmmaker/sports and entertainment executive that was first introduced to TV and Film as a floor manager for Dallas Community Television (formerly Cable Access of Dallas). He also spent much of his early career at Project FX Productions where he wrote and produced theater. He then went on to oversee the promotion, touring, and publishing divisions of SE Presents, Inc., a company that produced artists, concerts, and comedy shows. London attended the Digital Film Academy of New York conservatory program. London produces for Williams Family ABE (Arts-Business-Education) focusing on societal impact films. London also has a Doctorate in Business Administration and an MBA in sports and entertainment management. Having produced over four feature films, four short films, and a tv series with distribution in the past three years, London is poised to continue thriving and contributing to the film industry. London served as the producer on OutGrown which recently secured a 3 year licensing deal with Up Faith & Family TV.

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