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Faculty Member Michelle Materre hosted workshop, discussions, film series, and served as panelist in October

Michelle Materre hosted a Writing Documentary Grant Proposals Workshop on October 3rd. The workshop examined how to work effectively with the Documentary Core Application, create a Look Book, and gave tips on how to make a proposal stand out from the hundreds submitted to every funder.

On October 9th, The Creatively Speaking Film Series joined the Institute for Transformative Mentoring for an evening of screenings and discussion about – “Just Us: Resist the Divide” – films that speak to social justice, resistance and activism. The Creatively Speaking Film Series collaborated with The New York Public Library of Performing Arts to host “A Tribute to Camille Billops and James V. Hatch: 50 Years of Breaking Rules and Building the Arts” on October 15. This was an evening of film and discussion with special guests, Valerie Smith and George C. Wolfe, in tribute to the art and activism of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch. Michelle Materre was the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Michelle was a panelist at The 29th Annual New Orleans Film Festival’s pitch competition platform entitled “South Pitch” on October 19. In addition, she was a roundtable panelist at ASAP/10’s discussion on “New Takes on Independent Black Filmmaking” with colleagues from around the U.S. including Michele Prettyman Beverly, Mercer University, Macon, GA; Terri Francis, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Hayley. Michelle also was in Washington, DC October 24-27 as a juror for the inaugural film festival for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History.


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