On Saturday, April 16th 2011, ActNow Foundation presented the Next 15 Minutes at the South Oxford Space inFort Greene. The evening showcased the creative and talented work of six diverse screenwriters. Folks braved the elements of thunder, lightning, wind and rain and came out strong to support the live dramatic readings of the short works. A diverse group of actors, industry reps, students, film buffs and passers-by, young and old, packed the South Oxford Space to capacity leaving the late-comers to stand in the back. The six featured works pulled the audience in and left them wanting more. Even the weather participated! The thunder roared and the lightning flashed as the reading of the first piece, After The Storm, written by Cole Wiley, reached a critical point in the plot, adding to the atmosphere of the intense and very well written screenplay about a father who abandons his family hours before the arrival of the greatest natural disaster in United States history. Following the event was a wonderful networking reception. The featured excerpts of full-length scripts were winning entries in the 2011 Next 15 Minutes Screenwriting competition sponsored by Final Draft.
ActNow Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) theatre & film organization, based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, which focuses its productions on the full range of African-American & Latino experiences in New York City, throughout the United States and around the globe.
The Next 15 Minutes created and produced by Celia C. Peters, showcases work by screenwriters underrepresented in the American film industry by race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/identity or physical disability.
To learn more about ActNowFoundation and the Next 15 Minutes please visit www.ActNowproduction.org