Eunice Smith: The Wordsmith with a Writer’s Lab to Match
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Eunice Smith: The Wordsmith with a Writer’s Lab to Match

Eunice is a multi-faceted creative tech entrepreneur, producer, and screenwriter responsible for the vision, programming, and execution of Flip The Script Filmmaking Competition™ and The WordSmith Writer’s Lab™  home of the Successful Starts Film Academy and the Script Your Success podcast. She is also an Executive Producer, Director, film production Covid-19 Compliance Coordinator, children’s book author, writer of several films and television scripts, and co-creator of television series pilots.

As an executive producer and trailblazer, Eunice understands her responsibility to provide opportunities, break down barriers and unite creatives across disciplines to that end, Eunice works in partnership with mission-aligned organizations and nonprofits to bring comprehensive programs, tools, and Industry access to deserving writers and filmmakers. Before venturing out to follow her passion, Eunice spent over 20 years transforming large corporations and creating opportunities for teams as a software continuous improvement professional and change champion for Fortune 500 organizations. As a natural leader, Eunice is attracted to the opportunity gaps within the film industry and aims to demystify complex topics, create value and ease the disparity for creatives of color.

What type of writer would you say you are?

I’m a social drama writer focused on narratives that explore and humanize the experiences of black women in America. I also enjoy dramedy and romcom projects to keep me tuned into the levity that can often make drama more palatable. I have created series and written feature film scripts that are currently under negotiation with major studios (wish I could say more).

Congratulations, we can't wait to hear more! What can you tell us about The Wordsmith Writer's Lab?

In addition to my personal writing, I am the founder of The WordSmith Writer’s Lab a boutique script consulting and educational firm based in Chicago, IL. Under the WordSmith Writer’s Lab moniker, I also host the Script Your Success Podcast and I am the creator/executive producer of Flip The Script Filmmaking Competition, the world’s only LIVE streamed filmmaking competition where screenwriters learn how to write, produce and direct their original script — the ONLY program of its kind dedicated to filmmakers of color. 

Tell us more about Flip The Script and Script Your Success.

Passionate about providing education, tools, and resources for aspiring screenwriters, I started Flip the Script, the world’s first-ever rapid production virtual filmmaking competition that transformed screenwriters into filmmakers. We started in the midst of the 2020 pandemic and we are now embarking on our third season where we’ll be focused on creatives of color between 18 and 25 years of age.

FTS has produced two award-winning films from emerging writers/directors; “All By Design” from Asha Chai-Chang and “Hard Sale” from Keisha Boston Gallagher.  Both short films have amassed more than 15 festival placements and wins, and have landed the creatives an opportunity to meet with major producers and industry professionals that can help further their career endeavors. In just two seasons, she has funded and produced four short films and impacted more than 50 screenwriters of color.

I am also the founder of The Successful Starts Film Academy where we deliver foundational education that helps new filmmakers go from concept to produced film in a matter of weeks.

Are you currently looking for representation?

While I’m not currently seeking representation, I am always looking to connect to industry professionals who are interested in raising the next generation of black filmmakers.

Businesses upon businesses and spreading blessings upon blessings!

Eunice is definitely a highly multi-faceted screenwriter you want to connect with! For more information on Eunice Smith and her businesses, visit her website. Thanks for the feature, Eunice!

2 Comments

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    First of all I want to say terrific blog!
    I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing.
    I’ve had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to
    15 minutes are usually wasted simply just trying to figure out
    how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Cheers!

    1. Black Girl Screenwriters

      Hi! It may sound strange, but I usually compile a note of what I’d like to cover in that writing session. Usually, I’m jotting down ideas, and this is when I can really formulate them step by step, sort of like an outline but not as detailed. Another thing I do often that I recommend is watching a few minutes of a show you really love and start writing right after. That little jolt of inspiration will get you in the mood quick!

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