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BLACK SCREENPLAYS MATTER

SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

‘Black Screenplays Matter’ wants to bridge the gap between emerging black writers and producers looking to make films that represent the black experience. By shining a light on the cultures and historical perspectives that have shaped – and continues to shape – the lives of black populations in both the United States and abroad, we hope that the scripts and films generated will bring about a greater representation of black talent in the industry and in turn a greater number of black stories being told in the film, television, and new media.

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BLACK SCREENPLAYS MATTER

PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING NARRATIVES

We are a team of artists, writers, directors, and producers who are dedicated to the success of the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. We look for storytellers who are passionate about creating narratives about our communities in the U.S. and abroad – from inner city Atlanta, LA, New York, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee to Wall Street and the NBA; and from Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean to the streets of London.

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BLACK SCREENPLAYS MATTER

PASSIONATE ABOUT DISCOVERING PROMISING ARTISTS

We believe our stories are a crucial part of the incredible tapestry that is our culture as such we welcome submissions from around the world from people of any sex, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, white, black, Latin, Asian, and everything in between. We are passionate about discovering promising artists and we love all kinds of stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare; from silly comedies to gritty dramas. No two paths are the same and no two stories are alike. As long as your script is about the black community or issues affecting the black community, where ever that black community might be, be it in the U.S., Africa, or outer space. We just want to see more stories about our communities.

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BLACK SCREENPLAYS MATTER

INSPIRING MORE BLACK AUTHORS TO WRITE

We hope that our ‘Black Screenplays Matter Screenwriting Competition’ will inspire more talented black authors to submit their work so that we will have the opportunity to introduce more films about the black experience to the industry. Our goal is to inspire more black authors to write, to inspire more authors and filmmakers in general to create more black characters and tell more black stories, to see more black stories to go into production, and to connect production companies that tell our stories to the exceptionally talented storytellers who are writing them. We want to inspire generations of filmmakers to tell great stories that will inspire future generations to tell great stories.

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