Reel Sisters & BRIC present: Master Class on Writing Strong Female Characters for TV & Digital Media



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Award-winning television writer and film producer Rochée Jeffrey.

Award-winning television writer and film producer Rochée Jeffrey will lead our master scriptwriting workshop that will cover the essentials of writing scripts for TV, Film and Digital Media. The 6-session workshop will focus on giving you a strong foundation in story and character development. You will learn how to create strong and richly layered women characters as well as the nuts and bolts of writing scripts. Enjoy a nurturing and open creative environment where you will have a chance to write the first draft of your script or develop a work-in-progress. Polish log lines and beat sheets that will help you pitch your project to HBO, Disney or major television and film studios.

Join an exciting writing community that will keep you motivated and connected to industry professionals in film and tv.


SESSION DATES: 5/11/21, 5/13/21, 5/28/21. 5/20/21, 5/25/21, 5/27/21.

Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Once you have registered you will be sent information on the process for accessing the class online. You will also be given access to a folder with your first reading assignment and the syllabus.

There are no courses scheduled at this time.


The online 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. Scriptwriting Essentials & Master Class for Writing Strong Female Characters is a Trademark of Reel Sisters, the nation's leading film festival devoted to women of color. Reel Sisters will be held on Oct. 23-24, 2021. Reel Sisters is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Brooklyn Arts Council.

BRIC presents and incubates new work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us.

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Rochée Jeffrey is a graduate of Howard University and a writer/director/performer who hails originally from Jamaica. As a television writer, her credits include Golden Globe-nominated comedy series SMILF (Showtime), and producer on comedy series Woke starring Larmorne Morris (Hulu). Most recently, Rochée served as a supervising producer on Bigger (BET+), and Santa Inc. (HBO Max). On the film side, her award-winning, Oscar-qualifying short film Suitable was a finalist in the American Black Film Festival HBO Competition and premiered on HBO in February 2019. Suitable was the winner of Reel Sisters Best Short Narrative Award 2018 and the first short to receive the festival's Oscar-qualifying award.

Rochée was one of Moviemaker Magazine’s 2019 Screenwriters To Watch. She serves as a producer and writer on the feature film Throw it Back and Make it Clap For Trudy Jones starring Tiffany Haddish (produced by Paul Feig/Feigco and Tiffany Haddish’s She Ready. The film was also featured on the 2019 Hit List. She has an adult-animated series executive produced by Lizzo set up at Tomorrow Studios and a half-hour series set up at FX. Rochée recently directed an independent television pilot starring David Arquette, Elise Neal, Tyga and Trinidad James. She is represented by UTA and Rain Management Group.