How do you write and introduce your documentary project so that’s it’s clear and compelling? Join us for the first meeting of 2023: Loglines, Synopses & Elevator Pitch on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Tony Clomax, award winning director and writer will host January's workshop and give feedback. Come with your logline, a paragraph synopsis and elevator pitch. Clarity is key: your characters, their arcs, your story.
BADWEST MEMBERSHIP MEETING
January 5, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm PST
Storytelling is Tony Clomax's passion, and he has spent the last 15 years creating content in the indie space. Clomax, a multiple award-winning filmmaker, has directed two feature films and 50-plus episodes of indie web/tv series that transitioned to cable (Aspire-TV, BBN) and streaming platforms (Amazon Prime, Tubi) after garnering over 10 million organic online views. He's worked in various genres (comedy, action, and suspenseful drama) with single and multi-camera setups, where he establishes a safe space for actors to thrive artistically. His most vital assets as a director are his unique relationship with actors, efficient blocking, creative camera movements, knowledge of lenses & lighting, and mastery of editing approaches. Clomax has also edited over 20 award-winning films.
In 2019, Clomax shadowed dir. Andrew McCarthy on The Enemy Within and dir. Chioke Nassor on Little America through the NBCUniversal Shadowing Program. Clomax saw how his writing, editing, and cinematography skills strengthened his ability to successfully collaborate with a crew while making the day, telling the story, and doing something memorable cinematically within the series' tone, pacing, and aesthetic. Clomax has written shorts, features, and TV series, specializing in crime action, comedy, romantic comedy, thrillers, and dramas as a screenwriter. He is the ABFF / WarnerMedia Access Writers Competition 2021 - Drama recipient, a Writers Guild of America Member Since 2010 and Assistant Professor of Film at Prairie View A & M University.
To participate in the Zoom Monthly Membership Meetings, non-members pay $10 and Paid BADWest members must RSVP.
Sign up by going to: www.badwest.org at the Home Page go to the Zoom Monthly Membership Meeting box.
Everyone, including members must pay or RSVP by Wednesday, January 4, 2023 by 5pm.
The Zoom link/information will be emailed to all confirmed participants the day before the meeting.
January 5, 2023
Loglines, Synopses & Elevator Pitch
Award winner director and writer, Tony Clomax
February 2, 2023
Black Public Media
Executive Director Leslie Fields-Cruz and the Directors of BPM
March 2, 2023
Case Study: "Agents of Change"
Producer/Director Frank Dawson
April 6, 2023
Producer Kevin Kay
May 4, 2023
I NEED HELP!
June 1, 2023
The Documentary Series
The St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Free Documentary Screening series is our community outreach program named after the BADWest founder. It is a monthly gathering for arts enthusiasts and artists actively working in film, television and theater to stimulate discussion on culture, political principles, and creative techniques via Zoom.
Join BADWest for $45, and reap all the benefits of being a member, including free monthly meetings, screenings and other special events.
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West is a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. www.fulcrumarts.org
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BAD West) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.