Sistas are Doin' it for Themselves - Program

Saturday, April 21, 2007
Doors open - 10:00 am
Admission - $10.00
Raleigh Studios - 650 Bronson Ave - Los Angeles, California
(Melrose Ave. across from Paramount Studios)
Chaplin Screening Room
RSVP - 323/957-4747 (seating is limited)

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- Moderator -

Julie Dash

 Writer / Director / Producer

Julie Dash was born and raised in New York City; she has toured nationally and internationally with her work, and she has received numerous awards since embarking on her film career. Her
critically acclaimed short film "Illusions", a drama set in Hollywood 1942, won the 1989 Jury Prize
for Best Film of the Decade, awarded by the Black Filmmakers Foundation. With the debut of "Daughters of the Dust" in January 1992, Julie Dash became the first African American woman to have a full-length general theatrical release in the United States.

Ms. Dash earned her M.F.A. in Film & Television production at UCLA; received her B.A. in Film
Production from CCNY, and she was also a Fellow at the American Film Institute's Center for
Advanced Film Studies; the AFI conservatory at Greystone Mansion.

Her work as a Film Director includes "Brothers of the Borderland", "Love Song", "Incognito" as well as the NAACP Image Award winning CBS Network Television Movie, "The Rosa Parks Story." She was also nominated for her Outstanding Directorial Achievement, and she became the first African American woman nominated in the category of Primetime Movies Made for Television at The Directors Guild of America.

This March 2007 Ms. Dash received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Images of
Black Women Film Festival in the UK.

..:: Featured Films ::..

Judi - 9 Min.
Judi is the provocative portrayal of a desperately ill woman. Through the mind of her daughter/caretaker we see and experience the disturbing elements of their relationship to each other and the disease. A true story, based on a series of memories.

Numa Perrier - Writer / Director
After a short stint playing Cleopatra at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace Numa Perrier made her way to LA alone at the tender age of 19. Accustomed to being in front of the camera it took some years before she discovered her capacity to express her life experiences and curiosities behind the lens. Her directorial debut "Judi: A series of Memories" deals with the anguish between mother and daughter as they face mortality and addiction. She is also the director of a handful of experimental vignettes and was hired to write and produce her first feature film "Noelles Savior ". Numa is currently in post-production on her feature film debut "Querida Antonia" the life story of a refugee from El Salvador.


Oxtails - 21 Min.
Xavier wants to avoid eating his girlfriend's food because he fears she will put "roots" on him. While hanging out at the local bar, his friends lend him support and give a more rational view of the myth of "roots". This is a comedy for anyone who believes in love with a little added help. Oxtails redefines the old adage that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

Antonia March - Co-Writer / Co Director
Jacqueline McKinley - Co-Writer / Co Director

Antonia March and Jacqueline McKinley have been a writing team since 1998. The women have made the rounds as writer's assistants on almost every show taped in New York; from "The Apollo Comedy Hour" to "Cosby". March & McKinley moved to Los Angeles to begin a staff-writing job on the WB's "Smart Guy". They wrote for the two final seasons of "The Bernie Mac Show" on the FOX Network, and are currently Co-Producers on "ALL OF US" for the CW Network.

A Different Light - 19 Min.
Misty and Jamal Law Fell in love, got married, and on the outside seemed like the perfect
couple. When Jamal loses his job, Misty's support of her husband is misconstrued. At this moment their love for each other is put to the final test. Some wounds heal. others last forever.

K. Marie Walters - Director / Producer
Alan C. Beard - Writer

A native of Nashville, K. Marie is a 2002 graduate of Tennessee State University where she earned a degree in Theater. After graduation, K. Marie moved to New York City to work with Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures. Upon finishing her stint in the big apple she moved to Los Angeles to begin her career in film. She has since worked with 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Pictures. K. Marie produced the films Black Rose, 3 Stories Deep, In Time (2005 Sundance Official Selection) and Without You, in which she wrote, directed and produced. K. Marie received her Masters in Screenwriting from California State University, Northridge in 2005. K. Marie
currently works in Visual Effects and Feature Production at Walt Disney Pictures.

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