#Beychella 2018


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Flawless vocals? Check

Amazing production values? Check

A 200 person marching band? Check

100 backup dancers? Check

Appearances by Jay Z and Solange? Check

A Destiny’s Child reunion? Check

History being made? Check

If you haven’t caught on by now, this is a checklist of everything that occurred last night on the stage in Indio, California where Beyoncé performed her historic 2-hour set at Coachella.

After backing out of her performance last year due to getting pregnant with her now 10-months-old twins Rumi and Sir Carter, Beyoncé took the next 15 months to plan an event that would push her creative, musical, and performance abilities to new creative heights.

Her set celebrated blackness by translating the HCBU experience to Coachella’s festival setting complete with a marching band, a drumline, a majorette, a probate, a step show, fireworks, and a set that resembled bleachers at a homecoming rally.

Beyoncé’s commitment to putting on an amazing show didn’t stop there.

For one, she orchestrated a Destiny’s Child reunion that saw the trio of Yoncé, Kelly and Michelle performing a three-song medley of “Lose My Breath”, “Say My Name” and “Soldier” complete with awesome dance breakdowns.

She also managed to bring husband Jay-Z up for a performance of “Deja Vu”, hinting at what’s in store for their On the Run 2 Tour this summer.

Yoncé even managed to bring in Solange for a dance off to the extended version of “Get Me Bodied”. It was a fun and thrilling set to behold. (Pun intended)

Like so many of Beyoncé’s performance over the last decade, there were so many layers to this performance. Brief covers/incorporations of songs that have shaped her artistry were featured as well, including Dawn Penn’s “You Don’t Love Me”, Nina Simone’s “Lilac Wine” and “Strange Fruit”, and Fela Kuti’s “Zombie”. She even sang the Black National Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and mixed it with her own song, “Freedom”

The fact that Beyoncé hasn’t released new music since her 2016 magnum opus Lemonade but can still manage to create hype and anticipation is a testament of her legacy as an artist and entertainer.

How can Beyoncé possibly top herself this time?

We have no idea, but we’re 100% sure she’ll find a way.

After all, she’s Beyoncé.


Save The Date! – Black Women Strong

Black Women Strong Buy Tickets

We at Black Chick Media have received word about an upcoming event that might be of interest to you.

Black Women Strong: Striving & Surviving is a presentation of short plays featuring works and performances by black women artists produced by Past Productions.

Performances will be shown at The Columbus Dance Theater on 592 E. Main St. Columbus, OH 43215 on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 6th at 8:00PM
  • Saturday, April 7th at 3:00PM* and 8:00PM
  • Friday, April 13th at 8:00PM 
  • Saturday, April 14th at 3:00PM* and 8:00PM

Everyone is welcome. To buy a ticket, click here. Let us know in the comments once you’ve purchased a ticket! We hope to see you there.


Black Chick Media

*Saturday matinée time

A Perfect Partnership – Featuring InkTip

What Does a Screenwriter Do Exactly?

If you are a film buff, a film student, a filmmaker, or all the above you’re already aware of what a screenwriter does.

For those who don’t know what a screenwriter does, it is as simple as this.

It is the screenwriter who sits down and takes on the daunting task of creating an entire cast of characters, the series of events, story structure and engaging dialogue.

This process results in the a screenplay, which is then used as a blueprint by the director, cinematographer, actors etc. to create the world that unfolds onscreen.

This all sounds magical right?

Three Problems Every Screenwriter Faces

In a perfect world, every screenplay would get made into a film. In reality, once a screenplay is completed by a screenwriter, three issues get in the way of that dream.

  1. Producers who want to make the EXACT film that you have written can’t find you.
  2. The reverse is also true. If you’re lucky enough to have an agent, it’s hard for them to get your script in front of a producer, director etc.
  3. Or like so many screenwriters, especially those just starting out, you simply don’t have enough exposure to get your screenplay in front of the right people.

InkTip Solves These Problems

Columbus Black International Film Festival InkTip Screenwriting Competition Partnership

InkTip was created in 2000 to solve these problems after it was clear that screenwriters faced difficulty getting their works exposed, let alone getting their scripts exposed.

The founders of InkTip conducted research and discovered over 150 production studios that use the internet to find scripts. And over 38 of those studios had good to impressive film credits in their roster. Over time, this number has only grown.

Today, InkTip  has over 2000 registered industry members that have access to screenwriter’s scripts.

Getting exposure for your script has never been easier thanks to InkTip and their reputation for professionalism, confidentiality, and security.

A Perfect Partnership

Columbus Black International Film Festival InkTip Partnership

Speaking of InkTip, we at Black Chick Media are excited to announce that InkTip is partnering with the Columbus Black International Film Festival (CBIFF) for latter’s screenplay competition.

The competition includes separate short and feature length categories that have strict length, formatting and file type requirements to be eligible for competition.

This is a rare opportunity to get your screenplay in front of several industry professionals and audiences who are as passionate and enthusiastic about film as you are.

If you have a screenplay you’d like to enter in the festival, click here to submit.

We can’t wait to read your scripts!


Black Chick Media

Save The Date!

2018 Columbus Film Festival Submission Deadline

Attention filmmakers!

The next submission deadline for the 2018 Columbus Black International Film Festival (CBIFF) is Saturday, March 21st, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. 

Saturday is the LAST day to submit your work until the NEXT deadline in of Tuesday, June 19th, 2018.

Click here to submit your completed work!

Please carefully read the submission guidelines for each medium to make sure that your work meets the required length, content and format criteria.

All works that do not meet the proper criteria may not be screened and may be ineligible for competition.

We wish all of our fellow artists good luck in the competition!


Black Chick Media