In this episode of “A Conversation With,” we talked with Keema Mingo, Filmmaker, and Director. Keema shares her knowledge of scriptwriting, and we discussed her new short film production “First” (Rom-Com).
Keema Mingo Bio:
HBCU Grad and Filmmaker Keema Mingo has done scripted and unscripted productions for 20+ years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University and her Master’s Degree in Film from Regent. She has worked in TV news; sports, public television; EP’d and hosted a radio show; wrote for an award-winning online magazine as well as wrote/produced/directed a variety of projects, music videos, commercials, and interviews.
Moving to Charlotte in 2006, Keema has made a name for herself in the film industry. She does Hollywood productions and independent projects. She won Best Female Director for her short film, Fed Up. She cast extras for Fox’s Shots Fired, Oprah’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, TLC’s Married by Mom and Dad, The 24th, Obamaland, among other union and non-union shoots. Keema also produces/writes/directs/casts feature films, digital series, and shorts.
Her most recent projects include CoProducing and Casting the psychological thriller Goodbye Butterfly, which debuted at number one on iTunes. She also just released her romantic comedy called FIRST. Keema wrote, directed, cast, and produced FIRST.
Keema’s very first scripted web series, Repercussions the Show, is now on Youtube. Touting over 15,000 organic views, this series is another one of Keema’s great accomplishments.
As a former collegiate film school professor, Keema has created film-based courses called The Mingo Masterclass, which offers ‘film school content without the film school price’. Keema teaches The Secrets of a Casting Director, Screenwriting Building Blocks, Scriptwriting Techniques, and Secrets to Making a Successful Film.
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