Reel Sisters & BRIC


Scriptwriting Essentials & The Art of Writing Strong Female Characters

Location: BRIC, Media Lab, 647 Fulton Street
Session Dates: Mondays, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 & 1/6/2020
Registration Fee: $150.


Film producer/director/writer Stacey Muhammad will lead an innovative scriptwriting workshop that will cover the essentials of writing scripts for TV, Film and Web Series. Special guests will be announced.

Scriptwriting Essentials will offer tips on pitching your script to such major content platforms as OWN, Netflix, BET and Aspire TV. You will learn how to write strong and richly layered women characters as well as the nuts and bolts of writing scripts that sell. Enjoy a nurturing and open creative environment where you will have a chance to write your first script or develop a work-in-progress. You are encouraged to submit a short writing sample outlining your goals for the workshop. The instructor will guide you in achieving your personal scriptwriting goals.

The workshop is being presented by Reel Sisters, the first Oscar Qualifying Festival for short narratives devoted to women filmmakers, and BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. BRIC presents and incubates new work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us.

Reel Sisters will be held on October 24-25, 2020. Join our mailing list!



“Stacey’s voice as a filmmaker is clear, bold and ready to be heard.”

— Ava Duvernay

Stacey Muhammad was one of thirteen directors chosen by the Directors Guild of America and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for the inaugural Commercial Director’s Diversity Program. Her digital series “For Colored Boys, Redemption,” was named one of the top digital series by IndieWireand as a writer, director and producershe continues to receive rave reviews for her cinematic approach and distinctive style to storytelling and for creating emotionally charged, character-driven stories. 

Stacey’s recent work includes directing episode 411 of Ava Duvernay’s Queen Sugar series for OWN, serving as director and co-executive producer on multiple docu-series projects including From The Bottom Up, directing the “Being Mary Jane: After Shows” and directing the award winning short film The Creed starting Yolonda Ross (The Chi).

Stacey is currently in development with her first feature film titled, The Return. A New Orleans native, she is also in production on her latest feature documentary project titled “Second Line.”

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