Grasp Storyteller T. Shawn Taylor to Host Workshop on March sixth as A part of No Malice Movie Contest

Master Storyteller T. Shawn Taylor to Host Workshop on March 6th as Part of No Malice Film Contest

Grasp storyteller T. Shawn Taylor can be internet hosting a digital workshop on Saturday, March sixth, at 10am CST. This unique webinar is open to all as a part of the No Malice Movie Contest, introduced by the Roger and Chaz Ebert Basis, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Basis (with a grant from Therapeutic Illinois and The Chicago Group Belief). The competition is at the moment inviting younger filmmakers who’re residents of Illinois between the ages of 11 and 21 to create quick movies that discover and promote racial therapeutic. 

The winners of the competition could have their movies exhibited at a crimson carpet screening on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois on July 31st of this 12 months, and on the Ebertfest Movie Competition in Champaign, Illinois September 8-11. They can even win money prizes starting from $500 to $2,000.The movie entries will be submitted up till Friday, April 30th. Yow will discover all the small print right here, and also you additionally watch a video by which I focus on the competition guidelines right here. 

Ms. Taylor’s workshop would be the final of a collection of 5 dynamic seminars on how you can make movies and how you can discover tales on your movies. Her earlier experiences as a journalist on the Chicago Tribune and her work in public relations taught her the significance of the 5 W’s: Who, What, The place, When and Why. She is placing them to good use in a documentary she is making in regards to the Black males in a small city in Illinois. She’s going to share extra specifics of utilizing your intestine to assist decide your story.

You could watch the earlier phenomenal workshops as webinars and register for the competition at bit.ly/NoMaliceFilmContest. To observe the recorded first 4 workshops, click on on the next hyperlinks:

Troy Pryor’s “Create, Do not Wait!”

Rita Coburn’s “Directing: The Storyteller”

Steve James’ “The Folks in My Movies: Portrayal and Relationships”

Pamela Sherrod Anderson’s “Seeds for Story” 

To register for the upcoming workshop “Belief Your Intestine: The Tales You Had been Born to Inform,” click on right here. 



A self-described nerd who wrote quick tales and poems in grammar college and charged children on the playground 1 / 4 apiece to learn them, in 2006, Shawn tapped into that entrepreneurial spirit to discovered Treetop Consulting, a boutique communications agency, following a profitable profession in newspapers that spanned the Midwest. Nonetheless a journalist at coronary heart, Shawn has employed her interviewing and analysis prowess to look at the social, emotional and financial affect the early deaths of Black males have on households and communities within the documentary in progress “Gone Too Quickly: America’s Lacking Black Males.” In October 2019, she graduated from Kartemquin Movies’ Various Voices in Docs program for aspiring filmmakers.

Shawn has constructed a fame as a talented author and grasp storyteller, creating content material on a variety of subjects together with social justice; gender and racial equality; equal pay; fairness in training; and entrepreneurship, amongst others. A educated flutist and grasp Hoola Hooper, Shawn’s motto is, “Every time potential, begin on the prime.”