Latest Past Events

A Prideful Reading

This month, we're spotlighting the first 15 pages from our LGBTQIA+ members! Jonterri Gadson (The Upshaws) and Teresa Huang (Avatar: The Last Airbender) will offer feedback. ETTA LERAE written by Jana Naomi Smith (psychological drama feature) After being denied access to the documentary subject of her dreams, a filmmaker goes to great lengths to convince […]


Our 2024 Short Film Reading

We'll hear the first 15 pages of Kenisha Morgan and Marquis "The Honey Bear" Wright's short films! Jonterri Gadson (The Upshaws) and Rochée Jeffrey (grown-ish) will offer feedback. Urban Uptake written by Kenisha Morgan (Afrofuturism short) After Ayanna Bell gets fired, she stumbles onto a digital world called UrbanUptake, a place for women like her. […]


Spring 2024 Reading

We'll hear the first 15 pages from Rodney Nugent and Darian Dauchan. Jonterri Gadson (The Upshaws) and Delondra Mesa (Z Nation) will offer feedback. SAINTS OF 145TH written by Darian Dauchan (supernatural pilot) When a newbie pastor and his Black clergy are ordained with supernatural powers in a dystopian Harlem they must fight to keep […]