The Black Board was founded in 2012 by Shaula Evans as an online community for writers. The Black Board explicitly welcomed writers from all national origins, races, ethnicities, ages, genders, and sexual orientations, especially under-represented writers. The site offered moderated discussions about film-, TV- and sketch comedy writing; free private workshops; and a peer review exchange. The Black Board’s goal was to foster a positive and inclusive environment where writers can support each other in telling their own stories.
Launched originally in the summer of 2012 as the “Go On Your Own Quest Forum”, the site adopted its new name as “The Black Board” in March 2013 when it became the Official Writing Community of the Black List and Go Into The Story.
The Black Board was named one of the Top 25 Accounts all Screenwriters Should Follow on Twitter by Screencraft (2013), and one of the top screenwriting forums by Screenwriting Spark(2013) and Screencraft (2014).