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Scenarios USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses writing and film to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression in under-served teens.
Scenarios USA asks teens to write about the issues that shape their lives. The winning writers are partnered with some of Hollywood's finest filmmakers to transform their stories into award-winning short films. 20 million people a year watch the Scenarios USA films at film festivals, on television and in high schools nationwide.
Scenarios supports, engages, and inspires young people to realize their full potential through the power of education, media and storytelling.
Mission: Scenarios USA supports, engages and inspires young people to realize their full potential through the power of education, media, and storytelling.
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Attention Teachers! There are still spaces left in our upcoming educator workshops in Cleveland and NYC on our brand new curriculum! Sign up today! Maybe your student could be the next Scenarios REAL DEAL winner. bit.ly/Truth-Power
Introducing What's the REAL DEAL about
Have you heard of SHE? It is a new theatre experience devoted to ending violence against women and girls. After sold out performances in NYC, SHE (a project from Scenarios supporter Kevin Powell) is trying to raise money to go on tour and reach new audiences around the country. Any support to help it get there is much appreciated! #SHE #violenceagainstwomen
MANY OF YOU are supporting or have supported SHE, the new choreoplay and incredible theatre experience created by dancer and choreographer Jinah Parker. We are THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL. You join folks like actress Gabrielle Union and playwright Eve Ensler as donors to SHE. SHE is about sexual viole...
Huge #summershoutout to one of Scenarios' former directors, Gina Prince-Bythewood on her work in the upcoming super hero film, Silver and Black and the conclusion of her tv series Shots Fired. Thank you Gina for being an inspirational trail blazer and continually opening more doors for women of color in the film industry. http://r29.co/2i6xn6z .
Not many women have been granted the opportunity to be the front woman of a major superhero film, let alone a woman of color.
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#scenariosshoutout to cinematographer Noel Maitland for his work on the Youtube web series Bad Timing, http://bit.ly/2uPnnRb . Noel has done some amazing work with us on our past films Life's Poison, Speechless, and House Not Home. #summershoutout
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Congrats and #ScenariosShoutout to ClarkJohnson ! @Netflix just picked up his latest drama 'Juanita' starring Alfre Woodard, http://bit.ly/2vYdzrp . Clark directed 'Misunderstood' for us in 2009. #independentfilm #Juanita #shoutout #DancingontheEdgeoftheRoof #netflix
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired global rights to the Clark Johnson-directed drama Juanita, in what is said to be a continuation of the streaming giant’s global film strategy of working direct…
Big #ScenariosShoutout to every young person who has ever had the courage to share their voice and stand up for what matters to them. You are the inspiration that keeps the heart of Scenarios beating every day. #YouthDay #youthday2017 #YouthVoices #YouthVoicesmatter
#ScenariosShoutout to Karyn Kusama, whose next feature 'Destroyer' is picking up steam! Possibly even starring Nicole Kidman! Karyn directed 'Speechless' for us in 2013. http://bit.ly/2vdBK4h #shoutout #Destroyer #womenfilmmakers The Tracking Board
Plot details remain vague, but it’s known that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and are producing with Kusama, with whom they previously worked on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.
Best of luck to one of our own staff members, Tara Steinberg, who is working on a production of 'nice t!ts, the show'. Nice Tits is a play about one woman, Amy, and her struggles navigating through life after she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The show will be performed at 8 pm tonight at the Striker theater in Manhattan. Check it out if you have time tonight !
It's that time of year again! Scenarios USA official has released our new curriculum and contest! This cycle's topic is "Whats the REAL DEAL about Truth & Power ?". Share this link http://bit.ly/2hLZHea with any educator you know so that we can get the ball rolling on choosing this cycle's winner! #ScenariosUSA #realdeal #newcycle
We are excited to announce the Scenarios 2017-18 Curriculum & Contest Season titled, What's the REAL DEAL about Truth & Power? Now, more than ever, is a time for young people to share their stories locally and with the world. Philosopher and civil rights leader, Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the ch...
Special #Shoutout to Scenarios alumn Magen Rodriguez! Magen went on to become a teacher at Brooklyn Collaborative and just launched a new website for her tutoring and translating business! Magen has continued to be an active part of Scenarios and we are so grateful to have her with us! Please share with anyone who might be interested in utilizing her services. She is wonderful! #scenariosshoutout #youthvoices
VOTE! On September 13th, one film will unite New York City. Which one will it be? Scenarios Director Susan Seidelman's "Desperately Seeking Susan" is our vote!!!
Do you have AmazonPrime? If so, we have excellent news! Our latest films, 'Cut in Half' and 'Split Persona' are now streaming! http://bit.ly/CutinHalf & bit.ly/SPersona #amazon #amazonprime #streaming #youthvoices #socialjustice Susan Seidelman #bradleyrustgray
Have you seen our film Man in the Mirror? In it, you'll see the amazing actress Selenis Leyva! #Shoutout and congrats to Selenis on all of her recent work - including being an audience favorite in @OITNB and a role in the latest @SpiderManMovie. Also, we totally agree with her. It is definitely time for a Latina superhero movie. http://bit.ly/2v0GRWL #summershoutouts #scenariosshoutouts
We talked to Selenis Leyva about her role in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and season 5 of 'Orange is the New Black.'
Check us out! Thanks MovieMaker Magazine
Scenarios USA pairs an annual writing contest winner with a working filmmaker to collaborate on a short with cultural and educational relevance.
It is the 1st of the Month! Which means a new round of 3 films is streaming for free on our Youtube Channel. For the entire month of August, you can watch House Not Home, Tale of Timmy Two Chins, and From an Objective Point of View. These films together cover such topics as gender identity, online bullying, body image, friendship, and teen relationships. Watch them today on our Film Lovers Playlist: http://bit.ly/ScenariosFilmLovers
Tune in the 1st of every month when we share 3 Scenarios short films and their behind the scenes. Check out our "Previews Playlist" and tell us what video yo...
#ScenariosShoutout to Rawson Marshall Thurber as he keeps announcing new projects this summer! Stay tuned for a new series from him on YouTube Red, a Cannonball remake, and a new action thriller called Skyscraper,http://bit.ly/2vyExCD, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Rawson directed MANchild for us in 2008. #skyscraper #RawsonThurber #therock #drama #YouTube #YoutubeRED #summershoutout
Actress Neve Campbell has joined Dwayne Johnson's latest action thriller Skyscraper, which we now know a little more about. Here's the Skyscraper synopsis.
A warm welcome to our new Interim Executive Director, the Summer of Scenarios Directors, Teacher Workshops, and much more...! Check it all out in our Scenarios Behind the Scenes Newsletter- http://bit.ly/2u4Ocj0
In case you missed it! #ScenariosShoutout to recent Real Deal winner and 'Cut in Half' writer, Leen Shumman! Leen was recently featured on BRIC TV as part of their #BKSTORIES series. Check out the segment below to get a behind the scenes look on the development of her story with Scenarios. #summershoutout #shoutout #youthvoices
Young people’s voices and experiences are often fleeting or unheard, especially when it comes to the things that matter to them. Scenarios works to support a...
#Scenariosshoutout and big congrats to Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, and Neil Brown Jr.. on the premiere of the second season of #Insecure on #HBO last weekend! May there be many more seasons to come! http://bit.ly/2uuzWne Awkward Black Girl Insecure Issa Rae Presents #summershoutout
This new season proves that Issa Rae’s show is aces at making old sitcom problems feel new again.
“Black Girl Magic is real — people want a piece of it, they want to see it, they want to be empowered by it.” We couldn't agree more. Big #scenariosshoutout and congrats to Malcolm D Lee for his new film 'Girls Trip' which came in as the second highest grossing film over opening weekend. http://wapo.st/2uxIeZH #girlpower #girlsrock #blackgirlmagic #summershoutout #girlstrip
Recent years have shown that while Hollywood traditionally undervalues movies with black and female leads, it is only to their peril.
Big #Scenariosshoutout to Jesse Peretz for his fabulous latest work! Jesse directed our film 'Who I Am' in 2007 and has continued to have a stellar career ever since. In addition to directing two episodes of the new Netflix original series #GLOW, his most recent work has also included directing for #Orangeisthenewblack, #Divorce, #Happyish, Nurse Jackie, AND #Girls! #summershoutout http://bit.ly/2uzD7u3
This Netflix show about women’s wrestling in the ‘80s has a strong Police Academy vibe.
Big #Shoutout to Doug Liman on his new drama action series that was picked up by YouTube Red. Doug directed one of Scenarios' very first films and has continued to be a longtime supporter and board member. Congratulations Doug! http://bit.ly/2u5rgBN #Scenariosshoutout #Summershoutout #Impulse #Youtubered #newseries #action #drama
EXCLUSIVE: YouTube’s new subscription service YouTube Red continues to ramp up its original programming slate, giving a series order to its first drama pilot, Impulse, directed and executive produc…
"Today is my last day at Scenarios." Read a letter from outgoing Executive Director and Co-Founder, Maura Minsky, here: http://bit.ly/mauralastday.
After 18 years of heart, hard work, and an unwavering belief in the power of young people, please join us in saying, THANK YOU MAURA!!! May we all do our best at carrying at your vision forward.
Thank you Nelson Mandela, for your legacy of peace, freedom, and forgiveness....http://bit.ly/2uuWmWo.
#NelsonMandela #MandelaDay #actionagainstpoverty Nelson Mandela Foundation Nelson Mandela Day 2017
Our special selection of 21 ways to do good this Mandela Day, Tuesday 18 July 2017, in Cape Town and contribute 67 minutes of your time to volunteer, donate and give back in the Mother City.
Happy Birthday and also Happy #MalalaDay to one of our world's most fearless heroes. Check out this article to learn more about the inspiring work this 20 year old is doing around the world for all girls everywhere. #yesallgirls
On 9 October 2012, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was on the school bus home when she was shot in the head by the Taliban. She survived and went on to achieve amazing … Continued
TODAY! Airing on BRIC TV from 12-1pm, check out an interview with our Brooklyn winning writer of Cut in Half, Leen Shumman. We are so excited see where this girl continues to go! Watch the livestream here: https://iframe.dacast.com/b/37979/c/46089. #youthvoices #independentfilm #girlsgoingplaces
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We've been discovered - or Steph, Rob and Gloria have! (Search Party is shooting outside of our offices. Should we let them know we're not lost? Or are they trying to lure away our staff with promise of their own trailers?) #searchparty #scenarios #youcanthavethem
Thank you to Feminist Wednesday for the great article that shines a light on all the passion that goes into the work behind the scenes of Scenarios USA. Check it out to learn more about our amazing Director of Development Cecilia Mejia and the importance of empowering young women to tell their own stories.
Dream, Girl #youthvoices #independentfilm #girlpower
Today is the last day to watch our two new youth-written films on YouTube for free. click here: http://bit.ly/susa2017
It's also the last day to join the 2017 Publisher Circle, a group of supporters and friends who are helping to bring our new films and new curriculum into more classrooms in the fall.
Thank you all! Enjoy the weekend!
Check out this amazing FREE 5 day conference in NYC with BSTEM Project for girls in high school. Girl Power Biz Camp explores an array of skills from brainstorming ideas, media development and monetization to branding, consumer insights and marketing. There will be mentors, speakers, food, swag and prizes. Interested? Pre-register online here: https://bstemproject.org/girl-power-biz-camp/
Only 2 hours left to bid on a career changing internship with ListenFirst Media!!
Now on Charitybuzz: http://bit.ly/scenariosbid
“[The film] is really a testament to the power of black girl magic.”
Time for another Scenarios director shout out!
Malcom D. Lee's anticipated new film, 'Girls Trip' is set to be released July 21st. Read more below.
Ahead of Girls Trip’s July 21 wide release, Universal world premiered its female-led comedy last night to open the American Black Film Festival in Miami. The pic stars Regina Hall, Queen Lati…
It's the last week to watch our two new youth-written films on YouTube for free. click here: http://bit.ly/susa2017
It's not too late to join the 2017 Publisher Circle and support bringing these new films and our new curriculum into more classrooms in the fall: http://bit.ly/susacircle
or text keyword "classroom" to 41444
Check out the great review for Jim McKay's new film, ‘En el Séptimo Día’ about an undocumented immigrant working as a delivery guy in Brooklyn. And catch the encore screening this Sunday at BamCinemaFest!
Fernando Cardona, the star of Jim McKay’s supremely confident and captivating independent feature “En el Séptimo Día” (“On the Seventh Day”), has the most hypnotic face I’ve…
Special shout out to Scenarios director and supporter, Jim Mckay! You can still see his new film about an undocumented immigrant living in Brooklyn this weekend at BamCinemaFest.
Jim McKay’s new film, about bicycle delivery men and soccer in Carroll Gardens and Sunset Park, is having its premiere at BAMcinemaFest.
Check out Scenarios Director, Jim McKay's new film this weekend at BamCinemaFest!
Director Jim McKay’s affecting look at life in Brooklyn as an undocumented Mexican immigrant.
Hey Educators! Summer's here but before you go on your well deserved vacations take a look. If you want to know more about the new curriculum and contest sign up here http://bit.ly/2017susateacher and be part of the movement. Who knows? One of your students could be the next REAL DEAL Winning Writer!
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