2020 PANELS, LIVE EVENTS & SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

2:00 p.m. EST
HOT AT AMAZON STUDIOS

(Sponsored by Amazon Studios & Amazon Prime)

A candid conversation with content creators who have current and upcoming projects at Amazon. Each will highlight their Prime Video titles as well as their respective experiences across the entertainment industry and the importance of diverse and inclusive representation.

Panelists:

  • Little Marvin (THEM) Creator, Writer and Executive Producer
  • Lena Waithe (THEM) Executive Producer
  • Tracy Oliver (Untitled Tracy Oliver Project) Creator, Writer and Executive Producer
  • Barry Jenkins (The Underground Railroad) Writer, Director, Executive Producer
  • Tayarisha Poe (Selah and the Spades) Writer, Director
  • Eugene Ashe (Sylvie’s Love) Writer, Director

Moderator: Latasha Gillespie, Head of Amazon Studios Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


5:00 p.m. EST (Live Event)
NYU INFORMATION SESSION: CAREERS IN HOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND

(Sponsored by New York University)

During this panel, you will learn about undergraduate and graduate opportunities in film, digital media, and the entertainment industry. Within our faculty and alumni network, NYU boasts some of the most renowned filmmakers, actors, artists, and industry leaders. We invite you to join us in this virtual session to learn more about earning a degree, taking a class, and upcoming community programming. Our global network includes sites in the United States as well as Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America.

Panelists:

  • Gary Fraser, Ed.D. – Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Leah Lattimore – Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Global Student Leadership and Engagement & Director, Center for Multicultural Education & Programs at NYU
  • April M. Thompson – Associate Director, Graduate Recruitment and Engagement, NYU
  • Jonathan B. Williams – Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions, NYU

Moderator: Karen Jackson-Weaver, PhD, Associate Vice President of Global Faculty Engagement & Innovation Advancement, Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation at NYU


8:00 p.m. EST
ABFF FIRST LOOK: CANDYMAN CLIPS & CONVERSATION WITH NIA DACOSTA

(Sponsored by Universal Pictures)

A conversation with director/writer Nia DaCosta, talking all things CANDYMAN as well as clips of select scenes from the upcoming October release.

Moderator: Jacqueline Coley, Editor, Rotten Tomatoes