A Conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood
Monday, March 16
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Austin Convention Center
Austin Convention Center
In a conversation with award-winning writer, filmmaker and director, Gina-Prince-Bythewood, we will discuss the power of Music, Film and the digital space, as we explore her experiences making films focused on great love stories. What was the journey like in writing and directing the widely acclaimed feature films, "Love and Basketball," adapting best-selling novel, "The Secret Life of Bees," directing HBO's "Disappearing Acts" as well as writing and directing her latest, third feature film, "Beyond The Lights?" What have we learned about audience development, marketing and new media in the making, marketing, distribution, screenings and responses to each film?
GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD (Writer/Producer/Director) wrote and directed the widely-acclaimed feature film LOVE & BASKETBALL, which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Prince-Bythewood won an ...Show the rest
GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD (Writer/Producer/Director) wrote and directed the widely-acclaimed feature film LOVE & BASKETBALL, which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Prince-Bythewood won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and a Humanitas Prize for her work on the film. She followed that success with the HBO film “Disappearing Acts.”
In 2008, she wrote and directed the celebrated adaptation of the best-selling novel, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. The all-star cast included Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys. The film won two People’s Choice Awards and two NAACP Image Awards.
Her third feature, BEYOND THE LIGHTS, was released on Nov. 14, 2014. The love story, set in the music world, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver and Danny Glover. It received rave reviews and a rare A cinemascore.
Prince-Bythewood studied at UCLA Film School.Hide the rest
Kimberly "Dr Goddess" Ellis
Dr Goddess Arts
Affectionately known as @DrGoddess, Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is a Scholar, Artist, Digital Strategist and Social Media maven, one of the "Top Ten People to Follow on Twitter," one of the "Top Creat...Show the rest
Affectionately known as @DrGoddess, Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is a Scholar, Artist, Digital Strategist and Social Media maven, one of the "Top Ten People to Follow on Twitter," one of the "Top Creative Women in Social Media," and one of the "Most Influential Black Women on Twitter." She was on the Official Twitter Team for President Barack Obama's 2012 Election, is a Digital Trainer for Democracy for America and is one of the authors cited in the recent publication, "The Best Online Organizing Guide Ever." She has had extremely successful Twitter Trainings at Netroots Nation in 2012 - 2014 (check the tweets!) and provides "Twitter Training for Trial Analysts" for lawyers, journals and trial enthusiasts who comment on televised trials. @DrGoddess is also the author of an upcoming book entitled, "The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter." As a performing artist, Dr. Goddess has created new pieces entitled, "Headlines and Hashtags," the latest of which is "#JusticeForJordanDavis."Hide the rest