A glance at just some of the other participants will reveal author and cultural critic Jill Nelson (keynote speaker); film critic Tambay Obenson; filmmakers Ava DuVernay (“I Will Follow”) and Charles Officer; scholars Pearl Bowser, Fabio Parasecoli; and industry notables such as HBO’s Greg Rhem and National Black Programming Consortium’s Leslie Fields Cruz. The conference will include panels and workshops aimed to provide guidance on topics ranging from creating targeted outreach to audience engagement and distribution strategies, and much more.
The conference is organized by New School professor and and media distribution consultant Michelle Materre. She affirms that “The need for this conference became apparent after witnessing the steady decline of outlets for filmmakers of color since the distribution company I helped to found 20 years ago, KJM3 Entertainment Group, released Daughters of the Dust. Twenty years later, negative images persist and the acceptance and assimilation of Black images into mainstream media has ironically reduced access to commercial outlets for content creators of color.”
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
Arnhold Hall (2nd Floor)
at The New School
55 West 13th Street ~ New York, NY
It is free to all students from any college (with ID), as well as New School faculty and staff.
For more information and admission, please visit the conference website: www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=53655. For press inquiries, please contact Michelle Materre, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.229.5119 ext. 2393
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