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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.  Like this event? Check out other upcoming events and member opportunities.
Okema Moore
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.

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Speakers Series feat. Effie T. Brown, CEO “Gamechanger Films”

We have a true pioneer and renaissance woman Effie T. Brown in the (virtual) house on April 10th at 12 PM ET to chat with us about her journey in becoming a filmmaker. She’ll also dive into the trials and tribulations she encountered and how they helped shape her career to where it is now.

Effie has produced some of our favorite films and projects from Dear White People to Lee Daniels’ STAR on Fox. Her achievements led to her most recently being named CEO Of Gamechanger Films which launched in 2013 as the first film fund for women filmmakers.

Under Effie’s leadership – this fund has expanded to include projects by people of color for people of color, LGBTQ+ stories and, people with disabilities.

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Effie T. Brown is the CEO of Gamechanger Films, which launched in 2013 as the first film fund for women filmmakers and now under Brown’s leadership includes projects by and about people of color, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities as well as its expansion into television and digital content. Brown is also an award-winning film, television, and digital producer known for her highly acclaimed, multi-platform repertoire as well as championing inclusion and diversity in Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera. Brown has produced several critically acclaimed films and award-winning projects including Real Women Have Curves (directed by Patricia Cardosa), Dear White People​ (2015 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay), HBO’s Project Greenlight (Executive Produced by Matt Damon & Ben Affleck), among several others. Brown also served as an executive producer on Lee Daniels’ ​STAR ​on FOX and Disney Channel’s ​Zombies. Prior to Gamechanger, Brown founded Duly Noted Inc., a company dedicated to ground-breaking narratives that use the genre to challenge and advance our culture in a disruptive way. Brown’s dream is to change the world through film and TV – celebrating our differences while bringing us all closer together.

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Speakers Series feat. Cameron Squires | Writer “WandaVision”

On Thursday, June 10th at 7 PM ET, join us in a conversation with Cameron Squires. He’s an accomplished writer who was most recently a part of the writing staff of the acclaimed Disney+/Marvel Studios series WANDAVISION

Cameron is currently developing an animated pilot with HBO Max entitled FENCE and is also the Executive Story Editor for a new untitled STAR WARS series for Disney+. Screenwriters – we know that it breaking into the writer’s room is not easy! This is a chance for you to hear from a writer who is doing amazing things in the industry and telling stories that he believes in!

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Cameron Squires is currently developing an animated pilot with HBO Max entitled FENCE, which is based on the BOOM! Studios graphic novel, and is also serving as Executive Story Editor for an untitled STAR WARS series for Disney+. He recently served as Staff Writer on the critically acclaimed Disney+ / Marvel TV series WANDAVISION and Story Editor on Netflix’s upcoming animated series AGENT KING. Prior to that, he served as Staff Writer on Season 2 of TBS’s animated series FINAL SPACE, which Conan O’Brien produces. He was the show’s Writers Assistant in Season 1 and got an episode that season. An Indiana native who played collegiate baseball at Yale, Cam moved to LA to pursue writing. He got his start in the ICM mailroom before getting a crash course in comedy working with Ed Helms.

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