BY: KIMBERLY ALSUP
I had the honor and privledge of being asked to join up with an awesome organization as a blogger. The Black TV and Film Collective inspires and assists those in the film and TV industry in the New York City area.
ABOUT THE BLACK TV AND FILM COLLECTIVE:
The collective is a membership-based organization with the mission to create pathways for people of color to achieve their long-term career goals within the TV, film and digital entertainment industries.
They provide their 1000+ members access to classes and workshops focused on craft development, social engagements and events to promote networking and relationship building, and opportunities to showcase the talent of their members via producing original content.
There is power in numbers and together there is unlimited
potential in what we can achieve.
The Black TV and Film Collective was founded by Huriyyah Muhammed and Kahlil Garner.
Huriyyah, in addition to being the founder of the Black TV and Film Collective she is also the Managing Partner of Infinite Wings Media. As an independent film producer, she has led the production of multiple independent film from development to market, and recently completed filming projects in Kenya and India. Her documentary, Bulbul: Song of the Nightingale is in post-production while Soko Sonko, Swahili for Market King continues to win awards.
Huriyyah is a writer, director, and producer who is passionate about creating long-lasting opportunities for people of color within the film, TV and digital media industries. Huriyyah holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Spelman.
Kahlil Garner in addition to being co-founder of the Black TV and Film Collective is also a filmmaker. He got his start working in post production and Community Theater in New York and obtained a MFA in writing and directing from Columbia College in Chicago.
Kahlil has written, directed, and produced both fiction and non-fiction shorts. He is also a professor of Film and Television at the City University of New York. At the Collective, Kahlil focuses on leading Membership Engagement and will soon offer a summer intensive directing workshop.
(30-Day free trial, then $9.99 a month)
-Gives you access to member only resources, attend events and take advantage of production resources.
-Job opportunities are sent to your email
-Professional listing in the online roster
-Access to monthly meetings including writers table reads, project pitch meetings and networking events.
-Among much more….
Premium BTFC Membership
($19.99 a month)
-Exclusive Member Benefits
-This is for members who have set high goals for themselves and expect to fully utilize the resources of the Collective to achieve them.
-One-on-one opportunities with Producers and Potential Funders
-First access to job opportunities sent to your email
-Use of the BFTC Production office
-Free admission to all monthly meetings including writers table reads, project pitch meetings and networking events.
-And much more….
Follow them on social media for more information and their website to complete your membership:
Facebook: Black TV and Film Collective