#MondayMotivation: Inspiring Black Filmmakers

In case you missed our Script To Screen Jumpstart 2018, here’s a short recap that gives us another reason to share some motivation.

With welcoming the public and professionals alike, the BTFC hosted a weekend of workshops where guest panelists visited to deliver the ins and outs of the entertainment industry. From tips about fundraising projects to commentating on scripts, each participating voice kept it 100% real as this was an amazing platform to give words of wisdom. In addition to the intimate space, the awesomeness of this weekend came from the candid moments where the experts and learners became one. Besides checking out posted photos and our live streams on social media, envision the following picture.

Think of rooms filled with the talent, potential and dreams of our people, and each conversation embodying encouragement, feedback and laughter.

When we think of big name directors, producers and actors, sometimes we become overwhelmed with the urge to question and even envy their processes of success—people of color or not. What makes organizations like the BTFC so special is that there’s no limit to the support system it provides. As POC, we’re most strengthened through the deliverance of knowledge. It’s extremely important to network with Black directors, producers, casting representatives and more not just for gathering information and forming contacts, but because it represents that we’re more than capable of being in all avenues of the entertainment world. By having other film and acting professionals of color guiding us and answering the questions we’ve been hoping to ask, we tear down the walls of mystery and anxiety that separates our stresses from our asperations as creatives. Seeing and meeting more people within the industry that have the same backgrounds, challenges and goals as us only keeps the mission ongoing.

Join us for more collaborative experiences by staying posted to our website’s calendar and social media pages, or by becoming a member of this irreplaceable tribe.

Special Thanks to Huriyyah Muhammad, London Williams, Craig Williams, Lamese Williams, Kahleem Poole, Pia Glenn, Jeff Watkins, Donovan Rodrigues, Michael Pinckney, Kibi Anderson, Laura Fielder, Jeremy Sample, Evan Joseph and Bashir Hamid.


About Us:
The Black TV & Film Collective a 501c3 organization that operates as a NYC film collective. In our work, we support all artists of color including but not limited to black filmmakers. We are a collaborative platform that represents diversity in film and supports inclusion in Hollywood and TV. Our professional network of New York City filmmakers gives knowledge to those who want to learn how to produce film, how to make a web series, how to budget film projects and more. We host NYC film workshops that welcome a variety of experience levels from first time filmmakers who are either students in film school or to notables within the television and film industry. See how you can make a difference in the world of cinema by becoming a member of our NYC film collective.


About the Author: Jade Mapp is a California Girl who has a strong passion for literature and composition. Her works in creative writing, poetry and editing are strengthened the more she connects to other like-minded people who are dedicated to uplift each other through art and storytelling.  She is currently interning at the Black TV & Film Collective.

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