Dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of black filmmakers

Join us as we take a closer look at Black Films & TV Pilots. 

Film Anatomy will be held on the 2nd Wednesdays of each month. Each event we will dissect a Film or TV Pilot by Black filmmakers with a predominantly Black cast or protagonist. 

In this series we will breakdown their stories, dissect scenes and analyze the script vs screen dynamic. 

In this first Film Anatomy we will be dissecting the film Pariah

Please watch Pariah, in its entirety (even if you've seen it before) before the event as we will be discussing it in detail.

During this dissection we will be:

  • Breaking down the story into its 3 act structure
  • Discussing it's major themes and highlighted character development
  • Identifying effective symbolism and foreshadowing
  • Looking at how the first 15 pages of the script compare to the first 15 minutes of the movie

This is an exploration into how the page translates to the screen, how a well structured story can be brought to life visually. 

Come prepared to pick apart the film and think critically about the story.

Whether you're a Writer, Director or Filmmaker, this series should help define the moving parts of your own projects.

Questions? E-mail us at


Join us every Thursday from 7 to 8:30pm and Sunday 3 to 4:30pm EASTERN TIME for our Virtual Screenwriting Workshops. We workshop one script, 15 pages or less and offer constructive feedback in an open forum setting.  In order to have your script read, please RSVP first before submitting your script.  Scripts are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If you do decide to attend, we request that join via video.

You will receive the Zoom link via e-mail within a day of RSVPing as well as 25 minutes before the workshop.

E-mail to have your script read.

This event is free, suggested donation is $5.


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