Discover ways independent storytellers forge their own paths with The Black TV & Film Collective.
Black creatives are entering the television and film industries more than ever. Independent Black storytellers are telling unique and engaging stories. Many encounter industry professionals and gatekeepers who expect Black stories to fall under the staid “raced-based” stories and the generic “universally appealing” umbrellas. However, Black content creators find ways to hold on to their stories’ integrity. They are expanding the notion of Black storytelling and who gets to define it.
What are the ways Black storytellers empower themselves to ensure that their unique stories are being told? What is the current stage of Black Storytelling in the independent media landscape? How has dealing with industry gatekeepers impact the type of stories being told? The Gotham Week Expo Session 'Rethinking Black Storytelling' will cover how independent Black creatives are telling their own stories in this ever-changing media landscape.
ABOUT THE GOTHAM WEEK EXPO
The Gotham Week Expo brings together partners from our Expanding Communities, Owning It, and Gotham EDU programs for the first time. The Expo will showcase thought leadership on the advancement of the film and media industries while amplifying partner organizations and communities.
ABOUT GOTHAM WEEK
Back IRL for the first time in three years, Gotham Week 2022 will take place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, September 17-23, and also includes virtual programming and events. Each year, Gotham Week connects groundbreaking talent in film, TV, and audio to the ecosystem of industry decision-makers, experts, and organizations that support their success. Through Project Market discoveries and acquisitions, innovative Conference programming, and the inaugural partner Expo, Gotham Week gives independent creators critical industry access, resources, and opportunities to grow their network. It provides a unique platform from which groundbreaking careers and projects have launched, celebrating the creativity, boldness, and determination The Gotham is all about.
The Black TV & Film Collective facilitates career-advancing opportunities for creators of Black and African descent to achieve financial sustainability within the entertainment industry. We provide critical production support that empowers our members to turn their creative and professional abilities into enriching careers, as well as expand their network. We provide workshops and labs focusing on artistic and professional development, networking opportunities to foster relationship-building, as well as advocacy and thought leadership to support systematic changes across the industry in the fight for equity, inclusion and justice.
Saturday, September 17, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
RSVP DEADLINE: September 17, 2022 @ 3:45 PM
Brooklyn Navy Yard - Building 303
399 Sands St
Brooklyn New York 11201
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This event will occur in-person at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. You will receive location information and directions upon registration confirmation via email.
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