Introducing a new project by the Upperman African American Cultural Center. The Black Film Collective seeks the talent of students interested in all aspects of film production from a variety of interests and disciplines – film studies, acting, writing, editing, sound, music, etc. Under the partnership and guidance of Upperman Artist-in-Residence, Ms. Charlon Turner (Director of the NC Black Film Festival), Sue Richardson (UNCW Film Studies Faculty), Ms. Francine Decoursey (film industry professional and member of the Black Arts Alliance), Joe Dunton (JDC Wilmington Camera), and film professionals from Screen Gems Studios we will meet throughout the summer and into the academic year to produce film projects that will be entered in national and international film festivals. The Collective also collaborates with people in Wilmington’s film community. It is open to all students and works in the tradition of Black film and Black film makers throughout history.