In April 2015, The Santa Fe Film Festival (SFFF) and BlackShirtReads (BSR) announced a joint venture to add a screenwriting component to the Santa Fe Film Festival. BlackShirtReads will be responsible for two screenwriting events during the 2015 Santa Fe Film Festival: a live-performance script reading and a Television Drama panel discussion.


Television Drama Writing Panel

December 5, 2015, 2:30 p.m. at the Jean Cocteau Cinema

Just what does 21st Century “Television” writing mean?

Emmy winners Kirk Ellis and Bruce McKenna, Longmire Executive Director/Head writer Hunt Baldwin and Award winning writer Melinda Snodgrass will join panel moderator and BBC writer Terry Borst for a panel discussion about the ins and outs of Television Drama writing.

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Hunt Baldwin
Hunt Baldwin

Bruce C. McKenna
Bruce C. McKenna
Melinda Snodgrass
Melinda Snodgrass
Terry Borst


KIrk Ellis
Kirk Ellis
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Live-Performance Staged-Script Reading

December 5, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at the Jean Cocteau Cinema

Winner of the 2015 BlackShirtReads script submission contest, Enchantment, co-written by Donald Davenport and Jeff Wood, will be directed by Veteran Television Director Vern Gillum, and performed live by professional actors.

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Donald Davenport
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Guest Director – Vern Gillum

Enchantment full poster FOR SFFF reduced




About BlackShirtReads

BlackShirtReads is an opportunity for screenwriters to workshop their screenplays via professional readings and critique by industry professionals.  In January, 2016, BSR will be accepting submissions of feature-length and TV pilot scripts.  See for more information.