Speakers Series: Producing Short Films During COVID
Are you wondering how and when to take your script into production; particularly in light of the continued COVID pandemic? This is a question only you can answer, based on your comfort level, capabilities as a producer and resources. To help with your assessment, join us for a chat with Producer and Certified COVID Safety Officer Okema T. Moore, as she shares production protocols and union rules that all film productions, large and small, should be aware of and implement if they decide to proceed with filming.
During the chat Okema will share her experience on set and on location throughout the pandemic, as a producer/director and CCO respectively, along with best practices and budgeting ideas. The talk will be interactive, with a Q&A at the end.
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Okema T. Moore is an actress, producer, writer, and director. She most recently completed producing – during the pandemic – the PBS/American Masters docu-series Unladylike2020 and producing/directing a feature-length documentary for network television.
As a regional EMMY nominee and an alum of the Tribeca Film Festival, Okema has produced and directed a number of projects ranging from web series – like 2019 ABFF winner Little Apple – to branded content for Netflix, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks and FOX. She has also produced shows for the Food Network, TLC and OWN.
Okema is a Certified COVID Compliance Officer for clients that include Netflix, Spike Lee’s 40 Acres & a Mule, NY’s Governor Cuomo and the 2020 Gotham Awards.