Writing for Reel Workshop with Sharon D. Johnson, PhD, WGAW

Writing for Reel with Sharon D. Johnson

Sharon D. Johnson returns to UMFF Oct. 19, 2020. She taught “Writing for Reel,” an original two-day intensive screenwriting workshop in 2002 & 2003. Sharon is back with a virtual reboot of UMFF Writing for Reel Workshop.

Learning outcome: Attendees will have the tools to develop a 3-page outline for a feature film script. Register now for this live, interactive session as part of the 19th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2020. Registration only $19 – reserve your spot today – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122498031911

19th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival Official Selections Announced

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

We are so proud to announce the official selections of the 19th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2020. Our talented creatives are from the United States, Canada, France, Australia, United Kingdom, India, Mozambique, Brazil, Taiwan, Côte d’Ivoire Africa, and Russian Federation.

UMFF takes place virtually October 12-25, 2020 and we welcom our new family members in competition to the Urban Mediamakers. 

Congratulations to all content creators in the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival Class of 2020. See the full list.

Call for Entries – Films, Scripts, Podcast and More!

Call for Entries

19th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival takes place virtually October 12-25, 2020. The submission deadline is todayFriday, September 4, 2020 at midnight. Get your script, film, live streamers, podcast, web series, music video, animation, PSA and youth film (middle and high school competition) in today! This year we are virtual and reaching the world!

Submit today – https://filmfreeway.com/UMFF.

Ryan Coogler Pens Powerful Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: ‘Chad Is An Ancestor Now’

Coogler and Boseman

As tributes from Chadwick Boseman’s Hollywood colleagues continue to pour in, Ryan Coogler has issued a lengthy, powerful statement about his death. Coogler’s statement indicates that he was unaware of Boseman’s diagnosis when Black Panther was filmed, but learned later on.

Coogler’s statement reads in part, “I haven’t grieved a loss this acute before. I spent the last year preparing, imagining and writing words for him to say, that we weren’t destined to see. It leaves me broken knowing that I won’t be able to watch another close-up of him in the monitor again or walk up to him and ask for another take. It hurts more to know that we can’t have another conversation, or facetime, or text message exchange. He would send vegetarian recipes and eating regimens for my family and me to follow during the pandemic. He would check in on me and my loved ones, even as he dealt with the scourge of cancer. I had no doubt that he would live on and continue to bless us with more. But it is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now. And I know that he will watch over us, until we meet again.”

You can read Coogler’s tribute, which was sent to media outlets, in the original article from Shadow And Act.

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther, Has Died

Chadwick Boseman

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died of cancer on August 29. He was 43.

Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side. The Black Panther actor was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement.The news comes as a shock for Boseman’s friends and fans. 

Georgia UM Creatives Relief Fund Needs Your Donation of $1 or More

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CARES Act Stimulus checks, EIDL and PPP programs have completely left out most small businesses, sole proprietors and independent contractors who are creatives. As a non-profit, on April 2, 2020 Urban Mediamakers started support for working creatives and indie contractors in #GA by providing grants through the UM Creatives Relief Fund. May 1 is fast approaching and bills are still coming with no revenue coming in to many households.

TO FUND THIS PROJECT, WE DONATIONS TODAY! Right now we have $16,400 in request still waiting to be filled and May 1, 2020 is fast approaching.

So if 16,400 people contributed $1, we can meet this need. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and is 100% tax deductible through the Urban Mediamakers.

Please share this as we go after this goal!

DONATE THROUGH:
Paypalhttps://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JQM4DFPZSLFKA&source=
CashApp – $CheryleMoses
Zelle – 4048618187

Feel free to call with questions.