The Creative Outsiders

Episode 402: Mercedes Brazier-Thurman // Screenwriter

April 27, 2020

Mercedes Brazier-Thurman is a screenwriter and content creator. Her writing explores the comedic curiosity and complex vulnerability within our relationships.

She is currently a staff writer for the streaming site, Black and Sexy TV. She was a co-writer for Black and Sexy TV’s Hello Cupid: Season 3 Reboot.

She is the creator of the quirky comedic web series, All My Friends Are Married.  Season 1 is distributed by The Black TV & Film Collective. In addition, she is the co-creator of MomStorie, a millennial blog that encourages creativity in parenting.

An alumna of Tisch School of the Arts for Film and Dramatic Writing, she has a MA in Educational Theatre from NYU Steinhart’s School of Education. Mercedes has taught screenwriting to NYC teens, women of color and Indigenous Americans and. She is currently a script writing professor at The City University of New York.


Show Notes: 

Getting started in Screenwriting. 
Common pitfalls with those who are new to screenwriting?
Tips for the established screenwriter? 
How should you get feedback as a screenwriter?
Crowdfunding as a Screenwriter.
Navigating the middle as a Screenwriter. 

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