In honor of Memorial Day, I would like to thank all those who gave their lives so that we can live in a country where democracy is the shelter of freedom and peace.
I am pleased to introduce you to The Shades and Heroic Episodes, two short films made with our veterans, community members, advocates and survivors. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been extremely busy working in lockstep with the Director of this project, Lisa Regina. I proudly support our veterans! Thus far, working on this project commissioned by Regina’s non-profit organization, A Write to Heal 501(c)(3) has been an amazing experience where I learned about the personal stories of heroes who served in our armed forces.
From our pre-production meetings and grassroots marketing to location scouting, shot-list development and working to secure quotes from vendors, this was a multifaceted project that pulled from various skillsets. I handled graphic design on the 16-page theater program which is finally off to print and I’ll be handling multi-cam videography and event photography at the premiere on June 2, 2019 at Broadway Theatre in Pitman, NJ. Click here to learn more about the event and buy tickets on Eventbrite.
I’d like to provide a special thank you to everyone who visited my workstation May 4th at the CCCA Awards and Showcase. The event served as awesome primer for the New Media Practicum showcase that will be taking place at Chamberlain Student Center from 10-1 PM on Tuesday May 7th, 2019. I encourage you to attend; admission is free and open to the general public. You will have the opportunity to see the Women in TV and Film new media project and mini-documentary showcasing my activities over the course of the semester.
Here are a few images shared on social media during the event:
This subject is near and dear to my heart and the project demonstrates micro-level steps we can take as a community to ensure there is more diversity, inclusivity and representation in storytelling. The feedback was overwhelming positive and the energy was lively during the event. The CCCA Showcase was particularly memorable for me since it was one of the few times during my undergraduate career where I experienced all majors from CCCA (biomedical art, public relations and advertising, journalism, communication studies etc.) under the same roof displaying their body of work. If you missed it, you missed out – however, I’d love to see you on Tuesday at NMP.
Tomorrow, I will post an article on WomeninTVandFilm.com outlining things that filmmakers, businesses and consumers / viewers can do to support women in this profession. Stay tuned.
Location: CoSM: Chapel
of Sacred Mirrors – 46 Deer Hill Rd., Wappinger, NY 12590
CoSM Women’s Visionary Film Symposium includes a four-day
program jam-packed with student films, shorts and feature-length films from both
new and established female artists making an impact in filmmaking. The
event will feature panels and workshops on crowdfunding, media funding and distribution, cinematography
and camera work.
Location: AMC Empire 25 – 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
40+ films, a conference, Sunday Awards brunch and more. This organization is known for its efforts to
empower women’s visions and voices in film, television and entertainment. This
event will include a Women in Film & Entertainment Conference and panels featuring
some of the top women and men in the industry.
The 2019 New Media Practicum (NMP) Showcase for Rowan University is taking place on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 10AM-1PM at the Chamberlain Student Center. This event will feature several semester culminating student projects including Women in TV and Film by Briana M. Andrews.
If you prefer to attend on the weekend, a sneak preview of new media showcase will be taking place this Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the CCCA (College of Communications and Creative Arts) Student Awards & Showcase. This event takes place from 11AM-1PM in Pfleeger Hall.
The line-up is as follows:
Briana M. Andrews – Women in TV and Film [BibbyFame Digital, LLC]
Karlo G. Bulaong – Life of Kai
Steven Cimprien – The Nameless [Phantom Psyche Productions]
Nicole Cummings – What Do They Call Me? [Smile Sweet Productions]
In April 2019, I had the pleasure of being selected to participate in the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge in New York. My crew, Team Banks created Daughters of Solanas which was screened at the Museum of Moving Image. I detailed my personal experience from that night here, but wanted to share some of the incredible images captured at the event from Photographer, Terrence Hamilton – @theimagetaker
Be sure to check out these upcoming events in the New York City and Philadelphia area. Established and aspiring female filmmakers alike can benefit from these opportunities to network, learn, engage and support fellow women in television and film.
Location: National Black Theater Inc. – 2031 5th Avenue – Floor 3R, New York, NY 10035
The Harlem Film House Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization holding an event
where donations are used to help fund and provide resources for independent
filmmakers. This organization is known for
operating year-round workshops and offering consulting to filmmakers and
content creators in underserved communities.
out this collaborative fundraiser to spark investment in local Black Women in
film. This event supports the works of 3
female filmmakers in Philadelphia, PA. The goal of Sisters in Film &
Television [SIFT] is to “amplify the work of and create opportunities for Black
Women content creators.”
I’d like to pass along information on a few upcoming events
in the New York City area. Established
and aspiring female filmmakers alike can benefit from these events. Check
these events out for opportunities to network, learn and support fellow women
in TV and film.
This program has shown continuous commitment to emerging and
established women in film. Their stated
goal is to “create a bridge between female college filmmakers and professional
female filmmakers which will encourage collaboration, cooperation and coordination.”
There are several upcoming events in the New York City area that should be on the radar for all established and aspiring female filmmakers. These events offer an excellent opportunity to network, learn and support fellow women in TV and film. From festivals and conferences, to funding panels, round-tables and screenings – these are events you don’t want to miss!
On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at MOMA PS2, the inaugural Black Women Film Conference co-organized by The New Negress Film Society will take place. This is a treat, particularly for Black / African-American female filmmakers because this community-building event will feature an exchange of filmmaking strategies and offer a space for our voices and experiences.
Next up, on Thursday March 21, 2019, the NYC Women Filmmakers (NYCWF) will hold a Creative Financing Panel at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. This is another opportunity for knowledge exchange, collaboration, resource sharing and support for female filmmakers. This event is particularly useful for budgeting and learning strategies to fund your next project.
On Saturday March 23, 2019, the Girl Power Film + Media Summit curated by Imagine This Productions offers a day of discussions, panels, film screenings, workshops, and a dinner party. This event celebrates Women’s History Month, and also serves as an inspirational launchpad for the future of women in the film and television industries.