Tag: Sundance Film Festival


Office Hours: Get Help On Your Project

Producers, this one’s for YOU! Need some extra support to help you #MakeYourWork? Let ‘s go!

On Thursday, January 26th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM ET, chat with BTFC Co-Founder and award-winning producer and director Huriyyah Muhammad 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 is what these office hours are like.

Join us to talk about your project and ideas, so that you’re better equipped to move them forward. It’s all-time well spent.

Meet Huriyyah Muhammad

Huriyyah is an award-winning writer, director and producer whose projects have been invited to the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Institute, AFI, Austin Film Festival, New Voices in Black Cinema, American Black Film Festival and many others.

She is recipient of the 2020 Sundance Institute’s Producers Award for Farewell Amor, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and the 2021 SFFILM Rainin Grant for Screenwriting and 2021 Black List Feature Residency for her feature screenplay, God Help the Gayes, will mark her narrative feature directorial debut. The film is slated for production in Fall 2023.

NOTE: 40-minute slots will be assigned on a first RSVP basis. A Zoom link and information form 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.


Members, use your code to RSVP for this event!

Need help? Email [email protected]

This event is exclusive to BTFC MEMBERS ONLY.

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


Music Licensing for Film by The Filmmakers Legal Clinic

On Monday, July 18th at 3:00 PM PT | 6:00 PM ET, The Black TV & Film Collective and The Filmmakers Legal Clinic at the Cardozo School of Law are partnering up for a conversation on Music Licensing for Films.

Music is a necessary component in films. Whether it’s a well-known artist or your friend’s music produced in his basement, the proper licensing contracts are required. Get a better understanding of synchronization and master use agreements.

Join the BTFC in our ongoing partnership with the Filmmakers Legal Clinic at Cardozo’s School of Law as we talk about music licensing. Learn about the legal intricacies to plan ahead for one of the most important elements of filmmaking that can often turn into one of the most frustrating.

About The Filmmakers Legal Clinic

The Filmmakers Legal Clinic (FLC) at Cardozo School of Law, formerly known as the Indie Film Clinic, provides free transactional, intellectual property, and First Amendment legal services to visual advocates, filmmakers and video journalists working to move the social justice needle and diversify the stories that are told through media.

The Cardozo School of Law helps filmmakers navigate contractual, legal, and business issues so that their important films can be made and distributed. To empower creators, the FLC provides individual client representation, educational services, “know your rights” trainings for community partners and pop-up legal clinics.

Client films have screened in leading U.S. and international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, South by Southwest, Rotterdam, New Directors/New Films, the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Docs, DOC NYC and more.

Make Your Work

During this chat they will break down exactly what the necessary agreements and terms are, when they should be used, and how. Don’t miss this opportunity to work smarter not harder and meet the knowledgeable team from the Filmmakers Legal Clinic! 

**If you had a previous ticket for this rescheduled event, please note you do not have to purchase a new ticket.

**Members, don’t forget to get use your SPECIAL CODE for a discount on your ticket!**

Questions? Email [email protected]!

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