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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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Online Work Date

01/12/2021

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for an Online Work Date. What exactly does this mean, you ask? It means you bring your scripts, your program apps, your to do lists– really, anything you have that needs to get done…because it’s a WORK date.  Also, should attendees wish to spend some time table reading pages, that can happen too!

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”

 Jodi Picoult

Sometimes as artists, we make procrastination our best friend and easily become professional self-sabotagers. Working and writing doesn’t have to be a solitary task. Join other writers,  scribes and scribblers from the Black TV & Film Collective and create more pages on your web series, narrative films or short screenplays.

Open your laptop, bring your pen, pencil, paper, or whatever writing tool suits you. Make sure your batteries are charged, literally and figuratively!

We feel you, writing / working on our projects can be a lonely and arduous endeavor. So help ease the difficulty of bringing ideas to life by committing to a person, date, and time and most importantly pen to paper. Making an online work date to work with other artists will help you stay on task with your projects.

Like this event? Then go ahead, check out other upcoming events and member opportunities.

This event is moderated by BTFC Board Member, Letitia Guillory.

About Letitia

LETITIA GUILLORY is a multi-hyphenate creative whose works spans, theatre, film and episodic content.

Her work has been presented at PS 122, Lincoln Center, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, BRIC Media Arts among others.

She produced the award-winning short comedy, Pas Honteux (REVOLT TV) and the powerful LGBTQ short Winston. Letitia’s writing credits include the plays: The Further Adventures of Gussie Mae in AmericaMAE and THE (beginning of the End), Crawfish Tales, RED and 8:42 (Austin Film Festival Second Rounder); screenplays: Hound Dog (Oaxaca Film Festival Global Script Competition Finalist), Grace, The Last Time,Lights Out and Shanghai ’37; and the teleplays: Parish, gATES (Second Rounder Austin Film Festival, Semifinalist Screencraft TV Pilot Launch) and Salvation.

A proud alum of the University of Texas (BFA, Drama) and New York University (MA, Performance Studies), Letitia remains inspired and grateful.

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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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Online Work Dates

Every Week Tuesday Night in February

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for an Online Work Date. What exactly does this mean, you ask? It means you bring your scripts, your program apps, your to do lists– really, anything you have that needs to get done…because it’s a WORK date.  Also, should attendees wish to spend some time table reading pages, that can happen too!

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”

 Jodi Picoult

Sometimes as artists, we make procrastination our best friend and easily become professional self-sabotagers. Working and writing doesn’t have to be a solitary task. Join other writers,  scribes and scribblers from the Black TV & Film Collective and create more pages on your web series, narrative films or short screenplays.

Open your laptop, bring your pen, pencil, paper, or whatever writing tool suits you. Make sure your batteries are charged, literally and figuratively!

We feel you, writing / working on our projects can be a lonely and arduous endeavor. So help ease the difficulty of bringing ideas to life by committing to a person, date, and time and most importantly pen to paper. Making an online work date to work with other artists will help you stay on task with your projects.

Like this event? Then go ahead, check out other upcoming events and member opportunities.

This event is moderated by BTFC Board Member, Letitia Guillory.

About Letitia

LETITIA GUILLORY is a multi-hyphenate creative whose works spans, theatre, film and episodic content.

Her work has been presented at PS 122, Lincoln Center, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, BRIC Media Arts among others.

She produced the award-winning short comedy, Pas Honteux (REVOLT TV) and the powerful LGBTQ short Winston. Letitia’s writing credits include the plays: The Further Adventures of Gussie Mae in AmericaMAE and THE (beginning of the End), Crawfish Tales, RED and 8:42 (Austin Film Festival Second Rounder); screenplays: Hound Dog (Oaxaca Film Festival Global Script Competition Finalist), Grace, The Last Time,Lights Out and Shanghai ’37; and the teleplays: Parish, gATES (Second Rounder Austin Film Festival, Semifinalist Screencraft TV Pilot Launch) and Salvation.

A proud alum of the University of Texas (BFA, Drama) and New York University (MA, Performance Studies), Letitia remains inspired and grateful.

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Speakers Series: Producing Short Films During COVID

Are you wondering how and when to take your script into production; particularly in light of the continued COVID pandemic? This is a question only you can answer, based on your comfort level, capabilities as a producer and resources. To help with your assessment, join us for a chat with Producer and Certified COVID Safety Officer Okema T. Moore, as she shares production protocols and union rules that all film productions, large and small, should be aware of and implement if they decide to proceed with filming. During the chat Okema will share her experience on set and on location throughout the pandemic, as a producer/director and CCO respectively, along with best practices and budgeting ideas. The talk will be interactive, with a Q&A at the end.  Like this event? Check out other upcoming events and member opportunities.
Okema Moore
Okema T. Moore is an actress, producer, writer, and director. She most recently completed producing – during the pandemic – the PBS/American Masters docu-series Unladylike2020 and producing/directing a feature-length documentary for network television.  As a regional EMMY nominee and an alum of the Tribeca Film Festival, Okema has produced and directed a number of projects ranging from web series – like 2019 ABFF winner Little Apple – to branded content for Netflix, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks and FOX. She has also produced shows for the Food Network, TLC and OWN.  Okema is a Certified COVID Compliance Officer for clients that include Netflix, Spike Lee’s 40 Acres & a Mule, NY’s Governor Cuomo and the 2020 Gotham Awards.

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FILM FAM SPRING ’21 MIXER

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Announcing the official FILM FAM SPRING ’21 MIXER going down on Tuesday 2/9!

In the spirit of celebration and collaboration, your favorite organizations are coming together to break virtual bread, toast and most importantly BUILD! Build on projects, ideas and opportunities to work together this Spring and Summer! In the house we’ll have the Black TV & Film Collective + Black Film Space + Hue You Know + Brown Girls Doc Mafia ALL in ONE virtual networking session.

 We’ll start with ICE BREAKERS in the room so everyone can be introduced, then hop into BREAKOUT rooms where each room will have to work together to answer questions for PRIZES like FINAL DRAFT software, COMPLIMENTARY BTFC and BFS memberships, and private one-on-one consults with industry producers.  

While we’d MUCH rather do this event in person, we’re making it work with what we have which is technology, members who are still planning work and willing hearts and minds.  No where else in NYC we’d rather be on 1/22 than building and bonding with our film family. PS. Don’t forget to have your pitches! We firmly believe that you need more than money to make work, what you truly need is friends. We can’t help you with your projects if we don’t know about them. Together we go further.

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