Making It Personal: Finding Your Voice In Documentary Screenwriting
Saturday, Feb 4 3-5 PM ET
virtual event; open to mentees, mentors, program alum, and woman-identifying, trans*, and gender-expansive members of the public.
Have you ever wondered what a script looks like for a documentary? Writer and Director Lagueria Davis grappled with that when she set out to make her first documentary. Now, she’s sharing with the Girls Write Now community what she learned about the process of screenwriting for participatory documentaries.
In this workshop participants will learn about different types of documentaries. You’ll hear about the sweet victories and the frustrating challenges, the truth and the myths, as well as the ins and outs of framing a documentary film. Learn how to honor your unique voice and experience, while gaining the skills and insight to write personal voice over. It’s all about your unique point of view and the choices you make in telling your story.
Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Lagueria Davis grew up in a household where her dreams had to be practical, which is how she found herself at the University of Oklahoma double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Three years and three internships later, her need to create consumed her, and she left the engineering program and landed in the School of Art. After graduating with a BFA in Media Art, she worked a myriad of what she calls “character building” jobs. She was working as a Domestic Violence Shelter Manager when she was offered her first industry job as an Office PA on a Terence Malick film. She left the shelter and worked in production until landing a Writers PA position on season two of The L Word: Generation Q with Showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan. After wrapping The L Word, she was selected to participate in the Mentorship Matters Program where her mentor was Niceole Levy. Lagueria is currently directing her first feature documentary, Black Barbie: A Documentary, which is a set for a 2023 release. As a queer, INFJ aquarian, born in the year of the horse, she is as unique as her name.
This event is open to:
all mentees, all mentors, woman-identifying and trans* and gender-expansive members of the public