Sistas are Doin' it for Themselves - Program

Saturday, March 27th, 2004
Doors open - 10am - 2pm
Admission - Free
Raleigh Studios - 650 Bronson Ave - Los Angeles, California
(Melrose Ave. across from Paramount Studios)
Chaplin Screening Room
RSVP - 323/957-4747 (seating is limited)


Shawnee & Shawnelle Gibbs – Writer / Director
Award-winning filmmakers Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs have been an artistic duo for over 20 years. The twin sisters have been performing, writing and creating works of art together since they were toddlers. They attended
San Francisco State University's School of Cinema and shortly after receiving B.A. degrees from the program, completed "Lipology," an experimental short which received national exposure on the film festival circuit. The pair have worked as television producers for African Eye, a cable program, taught multi-media to youth across the San Francisco Bay Area and are also visual artists working in several mediums on canvas.

Their latest offering, "Ravishing Raspberry" has received several awards for its unique animation and storytelling at film festivals including Urban Media Makers, Berkeley Video and Film and Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs are currently working on an animated web series entitled "Adopted By Aliens," to debut this month (March 2004).


An ordinary tube of lipstick and a night on the town teache4s a materialistic young woman a lesson she may never forget.


Princess Monique – Writer / Director
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Princess Monique has come full circle. From traveling the world as a high fashion runway and print model for Ebony and Jet magazines to guest starring on shows like “The Steve Harvey Show” and “The Parker’s”. She has grown into her own, by becoming founder and CEO of Princess Film Productions, she is making a splash with her film “The Call” starring Alexis Fields and Michael Cory Davis. “The Call” has been reviewed at various film festivals. In 2003 she had the honor of producing the ASG (Actor’s Support Group) Showcase, as well as write and direct several spec music videos. She is currently working on a feature film entitled “The Untitled Stories of Life, Love and Lessons” as well as an Educational Short Film Series focusing on the top core issues of America’s teens.

The Call is a dramatic piece that charts the journey of a woman awaiting the outcome of a phone call, while revisiting her relationship with the two men that define her past and her future.


Katina Parker – Writer/Director
Formerly a Graduate Film Production Student at the University of Southern California, Katina Parker graduated cum laude in 1996 from Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina). Currently, she works as a visual artist in Los Angeles. Her body of work encompasses writing, directing, producing, graphic design, photography, videography and mixed media installations. During her years as an undergraduate, Parker served as President of the Black Student Alliance, coordinated the Christina Cultural Arts Center’s Arts-Van-Go Mobile Outreach Unit (Wilmington, Delaware), and founded the my kidz program to nurture the creative writing talents of Winston-Salem’s at-risk youth.

Radimi’s headed to Georgetown. Kendall wants a seat in any classroom that will have her. Normally, a teen love like theirs would simply dissolve. One major complication: their baby girl.



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