IT’S OFFICIAL — I’M DGA! Frankly, I never thought that I would become a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), but it’s now official, and I am grinning from ear to ear. Queen Sugar kissed and signed in to the guild by my Sisters in Cinema Ava DuVernay, Neema Barnette and Julie Dash, I am in fabulous company … Read More
BronzeLens Catalyst Award A fun day with Sisters in Cinema at the BronzeLens annual luncheon. Also an important event that since 2009 has celebrated women of color working in film and television. I was honored in to receive the Superstar Catalyst Award along with Queen Sugar’s Tina Lifford (Aunt Vi) who received the Visionary Superstar Award and Samantha (Sam) … Read More
PHOTOGRAPHER ZANELE MUHOLI I first met photographer and visual activist Zanele a couple of years ago while attending a Black Portraitures conference in South Africa. Thanks Deb Willis! Now, in 2018, seeing Zanele’s large scale black black black (yes 3 blacks) and white self portraits hang in exhibition at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is breath taking — … Read More
Been following composer, multimedia artist and writer Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid since the 90s. Truly genius. Finally had an opportunity to bring him to perform and work with students at Spelman College. Generous and kind with a supersonic mind that easily catapults from Washington, D.C. to Antartica and all spaces around an in between. Great to … Read More
A beautiful photo of Julie Dash @Julie Dash and DeMane Davis @DeManeDavis. Awesome women who are helping to move the needle forward for women film and television directors. Photographer unknown at the moment.