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AAWIC Festival Educational Series

May-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.

May 25, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

Supported by:



"How to secure an Agent"


*Learn the in's and out of securing an agent

*Gain insight as to what to do and what not to do

*Rare opportunity to ask questions that often goes unanswered



Guest Speaker 
Francesca Francois-Grimaldi CEO of Plaza 7 Agency








Plaza 7 Talent Agency is a full service talent agency with branches in New York City and King of Prussia, PA representing actors, writers, directors and producers.  

Francesca Francois-Grimaldi
In 1991 she joined Fifi Oscard Talent Agency as an intern and was franchised and promoted to Agent in their commercial department where she also helped develop their highly successful children’s department.   
 
Early in her career Francesca worked as an agent’s assistant.  Going through the famed agent training program at International Creative Management, where she served eight months in the mailroom before moving to their motion pictures department where she spent the next four years.  Upon entry into the ICM mailroom she introduced her then clients, Vin Diesel, Anthony Rapp, Tim Roth, & Mischa Barton to the agency.  She was instrumental in also introducing Sandra Bullock to ICM.  Her current clients can be found in numerous notable films and TV projects such as Law & Order, Captain Phillips, Unforgettable, Revolution, Persons of Interest, Elementary, Gotham, Blacklist, HBO’s Lewis & Clark and many more.  Her clients include actors, Marla Maples, Ashanti, Faith Evans, Christopher Wallace (Biggie Small’s son), Charlie Murphy, Stephen Hill, Jennifer Williams and Sean Nelson.  Directors Jamal Joseph and Michael Pinckney and FUBU TV Network. 

About Plaza 7 Agency
Plaza 7 is a full service premiere talent agency located in midtown Manhattan and the Philadelphia area, specializing in all types of talent for film, TV, commercials, voiceovers and content creation.    

Crystal Ship Filmmakers
Crystal Ship Filmmakers is a program co-created by Francesca Francois-Grimaldi and Sharon Parker-Frazier of Plaza 7 Talent This program supports a free vetted community that allows content creators and filmmakers to share and create ideas with  other like minded  creators.  

Seating is very limited!!!
Tickets can be purchased at the door

Fee: $15.00

Can purchase tickets on-line by clicking on the button below