Before books, screenplays, documentaries, reality tv, and even stand up comedy, I always thought of writing as simply conveying ideas. I embrace writing in every medium, even for my marketing clients.Yasmin Shiraz
Who I Am
I am a mom, widow and entrepreneur. I grew up in Delaware and attended Hampton University for undergrad. I went to Morehead State in received my Master’s Degree in Sociology. I enjoy writing and getting messages across. I am a writer, director, producer, comic, casting producer, supervising producer, entrepreneur, and networking guru. I love people.
What I Do
I currently work in television and film. I write scripts, direct projects as well as cast projects and handle script supervision. I work with clients on a variety of writing initiatives like bringing books-to-film or creating a dope brand message to reach an audience. I work with fellow screenwriters in polishing scripts. Being able to write and market projects is probably my superpower, plus I’m pretty much drama free.
From starting the hip hop magazine, MAD RHYTHMS to writing the self esteem book for black girls, The Blueprint for My Girls. I’ve always followed my passions with my writing and with my life. I move through life seeking with a great amount of gratitude. My journey has allowed me to work with Hall of Fame NBA athletes, to interview some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and hip hop culture, and allowed me to create a network of more than 12k TV / Film professionals and enthusiasts. As I’ve strived to be the best that I can be, I’ve earned book awards, film awards and web series awards along the way. But, its not the accolades that keep me going. Its the desire to leave a legacy and to let people in this world know they matter.
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MY PASSION FOR INCLUSION BECAME A MOVEMENT AND A COMMUNITY
Black TV Film Crew started as a Los Angeles based Facebook group that connected people of color who worked in the TV and Film industries. It has grown to have chapters in 5 cities, an engaging Instagram community, an energetic Pinterest community and passionately committed on every social media platform.
We are 12,000 and growing. We promote our members and provide leads to jobs, grants, contests and more. We have our finger on the pulse in the television and film industry.
LET’S STAY CONNECTED
I’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
YasminShiraz AT Gmail.com