A Screenwriter's Guide to Race, Representation & Portrayal in Film & TV (Paperback)

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Part analysis and part workbook, this resource will help screenwriters and creative professionals to understand the social construct of racism and how it affects the black experience, in order for them to be able to write an authentic black character.

As a screenwriter you always want to have characters with real depth and authenticity, but too often black characters fall victim to superficial tropes and negative stereotyping.

This book begins by asking the reader if they can write a black character. It then asks the reader questions about their knowledge and understanding of race and racism. Exploring the popular representation of law and order, healthcare and celebrity in the entertainment industry and comparing this with the reality of these institutions, Lubimbi opens up the discussion and offers solutions to problems surrounding race, representation and stereotyping.

About the Author

Thandi Lubimbi is a barrister who specializes in criminal law, and she has spent most of her working life in government. Lubimbi is also an award-winning screenwriter. At the 2022 New York Festival, her co-written legal drama, Barred, won Best Digital Drama and The Effect, an Audible sci-fi series on which she was a contributing writer, won Best Podcast.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780857305664
ISBN-10: 0857305662
Publisher: Creative Essentials
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English