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BTFC Membership Orientation

Join us for our first membership orientation of the year! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet fellow members, share your ideas, and become better informed about the BTFC! If you have not yet signed up for membership but want to or want to learn more, you’re welcome to join us!

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!

Come to our first member orientation of 2022 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.

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


BET Studios Aaron Rahsaan Thomas

On Wed. October 27th at 7:30 EST, join us for a conversation with acclaimed television and film screenwriter and producer, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (S.W.A.T., Cover, Assassination Games) and partner of BET Studios.

You don’t want to miss this FREE, LIVE insider conversation and the opportunity to learn about the newest studio on the block – BET Studios! Aaron has been working steadily in the entertainment industry as a screenwriter and producer and he has ventured into a partnership with Kenya Barris (black-ish, grown-ish) and Rashida Jones (#BlackAF, Parks and Recreation) to create BET Studios.


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BET Studios Aaron Rahsaan Thomas


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.



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).