Development: Script Introduction
Thankfully, we stand on the shoulders of those that come before us. Therefore, we have a number of resources to draw from including but not limited to Black Feminist texts in our introduction to scriptwriting from Sangodare’s Black Feminist approach. The introductory texts are drawn from:
Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions
by Toni Cade Bambara.
edited by Toni Morrison
Daughters of the Dust:
The Making of an African American Woman's Film
by Julie Dash
Spirituality as Ideology in Black Women's Film and Literature
by Judylyn S. Ryan
Soul Talk: The New Spirituality of African American Women
by Akasha Gloria Hull
In addition to learning what a script is and how it functions in the filmmaking process, in the introductory script writing course you will learn specific tools and techniques for developing your characters and story. Successful scripts can be used in future filmmaking courses.
Script Structure & Format
Script Analysis -
drawing story elements and themes out of scenes from existing scripts
(like Daughters of the Dust)
Script Development -
creating story elements from scratch for your own short scipt
BONUS: Character Development as Ancestral Remembrance
You can purchase access to the materials and activities to do a BFFS Introduction to Scriptwriting Self Study.
Note: This will not fulfill any pre-requisite requirements for future workshops nor make you eligible to have your projects developed by bffs.
ENROLL In the workshop
Select the “ENROLL” button above to enroll in the workshop. Attendance and completion of all projects within the workshop will give you access to enroll in other workshops and courses in the series. It will also give you access to submitting scripts for further bffs development.