AAWIC Festival Educational Series

Presented By:

July-August, 2016

African American Women In Cinema (AAWIC) is pleased to announce the launching of the AAWIC Festival Educational Series. This series has been created to educate those who are seeking insight in various careers within the Entertainment Industry.

July 27, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm 

LMHQ 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, NYC 
(Greeley Meeting Room)

Supported by:

"The in's and out's of Producing a Documentary"

*Gain insight on the path to producing a Documentary
*Identifying the resources 
*Rare opportunity to ask questions that often goes unanswered

Guest Speaker

Laurens Grant


Laurens Grant is a 3-time Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker. She recently directed
the documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement for BET. With Jesse Williams
of Grey’s Anatomy as Executive Producer.

She also produced The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, which premiered at
Sundance; representing her third film to premiere at this prestigious film festival. The film opened
worldwide in Fall 2015 and played a remarkable 8-week run at Film Forum in New York City. It
aired on PBS’s Independent Lens series to record-breaking ratings on Feb. 16, 2016.
Previously, Grant Directed the documentary Jesse Owens, the first full-length documentary on the
African-American sports icon. Jesse Owens won an Emmy for Outstanding Research, and
received 2 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Historical - Long Form, and Outstanding Music
and Sound.

Grant also produced the documentary Freedom Riders which premiered at Sundance, won 3
Primetime Emmys, a Peabody, was featured on Oprah, and has influenced the Hollywood films:
Selma and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

Grant also co-produced two, 4-hour series for PBS, including the Emmy-winning Slavery and
the Making of America: Seeds of Destruction, and Latin Music USA: The Chicano Wave.

Seating is very limited!!!
Fee: $15.00

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Purchase your AAWIC Educational Series ticket and receive a discount (up to 25% off) the Tony Nominated Broadway Show, "The Color Purple." Starring, Heather Headley, Grammy and Tony award winner.

Receive a chance to win The Color Purple promotional giveaway for the VIP Experience! By purchasing your AAWIC Educational Series, you enter a chance to win. Drawing will take place August 17th. Do not have to be present to win! We look forward to seeing you there!