Welcome to ChiTown Screenwriting!
What started as a hashtag last night is taking its next organizing step today. We have a unique opportunity to make our post-pandemic communities and networks more inclusive than ever. Location matters less, culture matters more, and there are ways to make both more vibrant. That’s what #chitownscreenwriting is all about.
ChiTown Screenwriting is both a place and a culture. I’m starting this newsletter to grassroots organize the diverse community of content creators locally here in Chicago but also– around the world.
As a writer and grassroots organizer/changemaker I’m hoping to leverage that with my network of content creators and industry experts at several major film schools + Hollywood + film markets around the world to support pathways to platforms to elevate underrepresented voices in film, television, and all intersecting media platforms. Calling all writers and content creators, creatives, and artists to join us!
Check this out for a weekly round up of writing prompts, tips, tricks, strategies and free lessons in the art and craft of screenwriting unpacked through the intersectional lenses of identity and voice, as well as all the various hats writers have to wear to be successful in achieving their goals of getting produced, published, and reaching their audience. ChiTown Screenwriting will be a local community to visit when you’re here, with international reach, breadth, and depth of perspective.