Felicia Pride started her writing career as a cultural journalist nearly fifteen years ago, before transitioning into an author and screenwriter. She’s currently a Film Independent Screenwriting Fellow. Openended, a feature film that she wrote, is currently in development. She wrote and produced “The End Again,” a short film which recently had its television premiere. She’s also the author of the essay collection The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs, which was reissued by the publishing arm of NBC. She went on to write six more books, including being tapped by Simon & Schuster to pen two books based on the award-winning television show Everybody Hates Chris.
As an entertainment industry professional, she headed the indie film division at Tugg, a distribution platform, where she helped filmmakers devise hybrid and multi-window distribution strategies and release plans. Prior, she collaborated on media projects, specializing in audience development, 360 campaigns, and broadcast / theatrical extensions. She’s developed engagement initiatives for films like Slavery by Another Name, Middle of Nowhere, and Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth and has worked on film, television, and digital projects with organizations like Participant Media, PBS, and NPR.
Felicia is the founder of The Create Daily, a resource hub and community for storytellers and content creators. She’s riffed on storytelling and audience development at universities, institutions, and events around the country including SXSW, Film Independent Forum, AFI Docs, and TEDx. She holds an M.A. in writing from Emerson College.