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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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Nielsen VP Charlene Polite Corley on “The Download”

Join us for a conversation about diversity and representation in the TV industry with Charlene Polite Corley, VP of Diverse Insights & Partnerships at Nielsen.

 

You don’t want to miss thisvirtual FREE, LIVE insiderconversation and the opportunity to discuss the findings of the latest Nielsen report on diversity and how it impacts and informs representation in Hollywood!

 

On Mon. December 20th at 7:30PM ET, Charlene Polite Corley, Vice President, Diverse Insights & Partnerships at Nielsen will discuss her role as VP of Diverse Insights and Partnerships at Nielsen, the findings of the latest Nielsen diversity report and how it directly impacts Black screenwriters in the film and TV industry.

 

Charlene is passionate about representation in media. As a part of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Team, Charlene is responsible for thought leadership and research development leveraging Nielsen data that enables the perspectives, needs and value of historically excluded groups to be more fully understood. In her current role, Charlene also collaborates with media industry and advocacy organizations to drive equity and awareness for diverse communities.

 

Ron McCants(BTFC Board Member, Co-Founder of The Parity Project) will be moderating this conversation. Ron holds his MFA and is a TV writer, award-winning playwright and WGA member who has written for Speechless. His plays have been produced in Los Angeles, New York and London.

 

Ron was a writer for the Disney/ABC Writing Program and a recipient of multiple playwriting awards and the Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship for children’s television. He was most recently a staff writer on Chicago Fire, has written a music video for Nas and worked on Marvel’s Falcon and Winter Soldier. Ron is a Board Member of the Black TV & Film Collective. He also co-founder The Parity Project, an organization aimed at improving the career outcomes of marginalized writers through data.

 

This discussion will also include a roundtable featuring BTFC members, Laura Fielder (Screenwriter, BTFC Co-Founder and Board Member), Monique Hazeur (BTFC Producers Fellow, “I Won the Lottery”), April Guscott (BTFC Member, Screenwriter), and Dafina Roberts (BTFC Member, Writer) and providing them with an opportunity to ask our guest pressing questions.

 

This is your opportunity to educate yourself on what the present data says about the future of Hollywood and diversity in the entertainment industry!

 

Interested in becoming a member? Visit www.blacktvfilmcollective.org/join

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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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