Toneka Wright is an award-winning filmmaker and owner of Black Filmmakers Academy, an online platform providing courses, workshops, and summits in various areas of filmmaking. The Academy focuses on categories such as acting, script writing, lighting techniques, obtaining distribution, leveraging social media and breaking into film festivals, just to name a few.
As a young child her artistic endeavors were not encouraged. She's allowed her children to pursue all of their passions. She realizes young people growing up in a digital space is completely different than what she knew growing up and is creating the Young Filmmakers Academy as a space to assist young people with tapping into their talents.