ABFF Feature Screenplay Initiative

The American Black Film Festival in association with and Jeff Friday Media (JFM) present the 2021 Feature Screenplay Initiative. This year’s program is focused on Black and Brown writers/directors, promoting the production of screenplays in the comedy, horror and thriller genres that can be turned into original feature-length theatrical movies.

Interested writers/directors are encouraged to submit a feature-film script for consideration to this program by December 31, 2021. Selected projects will receive development support from executives at JFM to craft a feature-film pitch to be presented to Sony Pictures Entertainment as part of JFM’s first look motion picture deal with the studio. The pitch developed for this partnership, if sold, will grant the selected writer/director a two-step WGA deal.

Deadline: December 31