Through the Office of City Councilman At-Large David Oh, The Black Film Advisory Committee, a committee of members from prominent media, film and art backgrounds, will host an event geared towards Black and minority filmmaking in Philadelphia. Located at the Painted Bride Center, the committee aims to bring professionals in film and various filmmaking mediums, to inspire, network and educate filmmakers on how to get to the next step. On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, despite the rain and blowing wind, nearly 300 aspiring filmmakers attended an interactive event called The Next Step: Black Filmmaking in Philadelphia. The event included a panel of Philly’s who’s who in the film industry discussing what it takes to break in to the industry along with a networking reception where the aspiring filmmakers could rub elbows with the experienced filmmakers.
Through an in-depth panel discussion uncovering key ways to break into the film industry, the Black Film Advisory Committee aims to have their first kick-off event leave guests inspired to pursue their filmmaking dreams.