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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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BTFC Member Orientation

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 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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***IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE RSVP AS USUAL. LINKS WILL BE EMAILED***

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BTFC Member Orientation

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 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!

Like this event? Check out other upcoming events and member opportunities.

***IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE RSVP AS USUAL. LINKS WILL BE EMAILED***

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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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BTFC Member Orientation

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 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!

Like this event? Check out other upcoming events and member opportunities.

***IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE RSVP AS USUAL. LINKS WILL BE EMAILED***

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Sound of Metal: Discussion Circle

Let’s talk about the highly acclaimed film, Sound of Metal. 

On Thursday, May 27th; we’re discussing the highly praised film,  the Sound of Metal. Come ready to dive into what makes this film that won the BAFTA Award for Best Editing, the Academy Award for Best Film Editing, the Academy Award for Best Sound…the Critic’s Choice Movie Award for Best Editing – to name a few – resonate with audiences across the globe.

We’ll be discussing:

  • The Protagonist
  • Characters
  • Themes
  • Three Act Structure

The Sound of Metal has reinspired filmmakers to take a creative leap in storytelling and owning diverse narratives. Please watch the film and read the script prior to our discussion.

About Sound of Metal :

The life of an itinerant punk-metal drummer (Riz Ahmed) begins to unravel when he suddenly loses his hearing, and with it, his identity. Directed by Darius Marder with an original screenplay by Darius and Abraham Marder; story by Darius Marder and Derek Cianfrance.

Genre: Drama

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