#50: Storytelling with Emmy-Nominated Producer Senta Scarborough

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Senta Scarborough was nominated for an Emmy®️ for her production work at E! News on a piece about Joan Rivers. Whether it’s producing for E! News, being a crime reporter in Arizona, or writing screenplays about Al Capone in Appalachia, storytelling is in Senta’s bones. You’re not going to want to miss this week’s podcast — our 50th episode!!

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Meet Storytelling Expert Senta Scarborough

Senta Scarborough is an award-winning journalist and Emmy-nominated producer.  She is the founder of Sentamatic Media focusing primarily on screenwriting, journalism and non-fiction projects. Her work has appeared in AdweekIntoUSA Today, E! News, US Weekly Magazine and Asheville Poetry Review, among others.  She currently serves on the board of directors for the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist’s Association. Senta holds her MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California Riverside/Palm Desert. She lives in Los Angeles with her wife, Katie, and their dog, Sadie.

You can reach Senta via her website, Sentamatic Media

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Senta’s Online Screenwriting Classes

Screenwriting Workshop: An Introduction to Writing for the Screen

Screenwriting Workshop: Intermediate Screenplay Writing

Screenwriting Workshop: Advanced Screenplay Writing

Equity Corner: Slavery is a thing. In fact, it’s THE THING that caused the Civil War

Don’t let anyone tell you the Civil War was a ‘states’ rights’ issue.

The Civil War was fought over slavery. Period.

Any other explanation is a whitewashing of the facts.

Here’s a quote from Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy:

“Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.” – Alexander Stephens, The Corner-Stone Speech, 1861

This disgusting speech leaves little doubt that the Civil War was about slavery, first and foremost.

We’ve got some work to do. As Senta said, schools teach it as a states’ rights issue. And unfortunately, it’s working. According to the Pew Research Center, more people think the main cause of the Civil War is states’ rights – 48% – rather than slavery – 38%.

More Civil War facts: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/civil-war-facts

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