Calling all directors! Join us at the next free @seedandspark #CreativeSustainability Session where we’ll discuss directing for film and TV with Kat Candler— November 13 at 1pm PT RSVP: https://bit.ly/3jKj7Le
I had so much fun listening to these amazing women!! Check out their conversation by going to: y2u.be/qEC4YRUmxe4 @ftvLF @SorayaButlerVO @Nicoleedits @theblerdgurl @imdestinyfaith
One of the greatest benefits of being a part of The Reel Women is meeting amazing professionals. I had the wonderful opportunity, thanks to Cynthia Bemis Abrams and her Advanced TV Herstory, a podcast, to help interview some amazing women, including several from The Reel Women community! Episodes with Danielle Earle and Sanicole Young are… Read More Podcast Series on “Voices of Representation” with “Advanced TV Herstory”
We’re excited for the premiere of “#realtalk with Lynda Furlow: In Conversations with Black Female Creators” Hosted/Moderated by Lynda Furlow (https://manylink.co/@LyndaFurlow) – Writer, director, founder of FTVP & advocate for Women of Color in the media Special Guests: Yolonda Ross – Actress, writer, director, plays Jada Washington on “The Chi” – Showtime Tonya Pinkins – Tony… Read More #realtalk with Lynda Furlow: In Conversations with Black Female Creators
I am so humbled and excited to share a 5-part series with Cynthia Bemis Abrams and “Advanced TV Herstory”. Because Cynthia says it so much better than I can: “Sometimes we lose sight of the adage “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Since lockdown I’ve connected with people and organizations that… Read More 5-Part Podcast Series with “Advanced TV Herstory”
Advice is so hard to give everything starts to sound cliche and underwhelming. But I’ll say remember you’ll have bad days and you’ll have really good days remember the good days on the bad days. Yes, the odds are against you but you can beat the odds. Brag on yourself, tell everyone what you do,… Read More @angelicamariemedia: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
I honestly can’t name a successful moment because any movement forward is successful to me. It’s not one thing for me. Any completion of a project I’ve dreamed of, loved on, and was able to complete is a defining moment for me. Producing and Directing projects I love are successful moments for me. Photo: Donradical_
My biggest concern for the future is being able to financially complete projects. I don’t have a studio backing or a wealthy family, dope if you do. I want to be able to entertain, inform, and be impactful in the form of film for years to come. I pray I’m always able to get impactful… Read More @angelicamariemedia: What is your biggest concern with the future?
A defining moment whew these are some real real questions. I feel like it’s so hard to pick one cause everything really has been proven to be a step forward. If I were to really pick it would be me completing a documentary that I did about DJ’s. The documentary was an idea that I… Read More @angelicamariemedia: What’s a defining moment in your life?
I always wanted to be in entertainment. At one point it was singing then rapping. My mother exposed me to film and music, she documented so much and it was natural for me to document as well. I loved being able to tell a story, film is my heart, it’s my passion, it’s what I… Read More @angelicamariemedia: Why did you decide to get into this industry?
Right now, I am creating a drama/experimental iPhone short film for NYU Tisch x Yellowbrick Film & TV Industry Essentials Program, and currently writing a short horror screenplay. People can find more of my work and reach out to me on my website: https://www.dianaforonda.com Photo: Indigo Media Works
I collect movie tickets. When I was young, I enjoyed going to the cinemas and watched a lot of movies with my family and friends. Photo: Ana Murphy
Seek discomfort, get out of your comfort zone, and take opportunities you get. Don’t stop striving for your dreams. Attend networking events! Find a film gig through Facebook, NYCWF, NYWIFT, or through your colleagues. Start working as a Set PA and work your way up! It’s all about hustling and getting your foot in the… Read More What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
After graduating from Hollins University in 2017, I had a successful film festival run with my dark comedy short film, “Attachment.” In addition, I’ve worked as a freelancer for various film crew positions such as sound operator, producer, AD, 2nd AC, and a Set PA. During the pandemic, I am remotely judging six film festivals,… Read More What is a successful moment in your career so far?
My biggest concern is films being produced as sequels or remakes. There are not enough personal stories out there in the mainstream media. Additionally, my fears in the film industry are for all who are suffering through Covid-19. I’m hoping there will be better job opportunities during this time.