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Watch: Effie T. Brown’s 2016 Film Independent Forum Keynote

25 October 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

“You have a story to tell that’s worthy. You have experience to share and you have a valid point of view,” producer Effie T. Brown told the audience during Sunday’s inspirational keynote at the 2016 Film Independent Forum at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles. Brown, who produced films such as Dear White People and Real Women Have Curves, is executive VP, production and development for TV and film at Lee Daniels Entertainment. Brown spoke of the need for diverse creators and told the audience they can make a difference with their wallets. “The next time there is a movie where there is […] »

- Paula Bernstein

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Effie Brown Discusses Lessons of Failure and Inclusion in Film Independent Forum Keynote Speech

25 October 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Effie Brown, producer of such movies as “Real Women Have Curves” and “Dear White People,” began her keynote address Sunday at the Film Independent Forum with cheerful, loving appreciation for the organization. “I’ve been here at Film Independent for 23 years,” said Brown, adding, “That is the longest relationship I’ve ever had, besides my parents and they can’t kick me out either.”

Brown noted that many of the conversations that affected her the most were ones that featured real people with the careers she wanted who unmasked themselves to show the truth about working and living in Hollywood. Keeping to that truth, Brown recalled some of her own shame and failures, hoping to inspire listeners with lessons she wished she’d known years ago.

Don’t Waste Time Comparing Yourself

“Compare and despair is a useless time suck,” said Brown. She recalled questioning herself as she compared her »

- Zipporah Smith

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Amazon Acquires Alberto Barboza’s Debut Feature ‘Cry Now’ (Exclusive)

11 August 2016 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon has acquired “Cry Now,” a lyrical love story steeped in Chicano rockabilly culture which mark the feature debut of Alberto Barboza a consulting producer and dialogue coach on five-time Daytime Emmy nominated Hulu series “East Lost High.”

The Amazon acquisition, made via Princ Films, is for all platforms, including Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video.

An ode to Los Angeles street art scene, “Cry Now” stars Miguel Angel Caballero as Vincent, a street poster artist, who falls head over heels for a muse Luzy, played by Illiana Carter (“Walkout,’ “Primo”), a tattoo designer he meets at a backstreet boogey. But Sofia (Mina Olivera, “Shrink”), Vincent’s ex-girlfriend, is not ready to let go and engineers revenge. Accused of vandalism, Vincent takes off, with the Lapd in hot pursuit.

In “Cry Now,” “we follow our protagonist from one vibrant Los Angeles subculture to another,” said Barboza, who was born and bred in South Gate. »

- John Hopewell

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23 Things You Never Knew About Disney Channel's Original Movies

27 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Before you spend Memorial Day weekend binging on every single Disney Channel Original Movie ever created (yes, all of them - from Don't Look Under the Bed to The Cheetah Girls), refresh your Dcom memory with these fun facts. 1. Zac Efron didn't sing in the original High School Musical.Back in 2006, you may have thought you fallen in love with Efron's vocals in "Breaking Free" and "Start of Something New", but it turns out, it wasn't actually Efron you were falling for. Another Cinderella Story star Drew Seeley actually provided Troy's vocals for the first film (and he wrote »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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23 Things You Never Knew About Disney Channel’s Original Movies

27 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Before you spend Memorial Day weekend binging on every single Disney Channel Original Movie ever created (yes, all of them - from Don't Look Under the Bed to The Cheetah Girls), refresh your Dcom memory with these fun facts. 1. Zac Efron didn't sing in the original High School Musical.Back in 2006, you may have thought you fallen in love with Efron's vocals in "Breaking Free" and "Start of Something New", but it turns out, it wasn't actually Efron you were falling for. Another Cinderella Story star Drew Seeley actually provided Troy's vocals for the first film (and he wrote »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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How America Ferrera Survives Red Carpets (Hint: It's Not Almonds in Her Purse)

22 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

America Ferrera admits the red carpet has not always been her favorite place to spend an afternoon. "When I started out, every red carpet or photo shoot felt like a stressful, momentous occasion," the Superstore actress - who got her big break in 2002's Real Women Have Curves before starring on ABC's Ugly Betty - says in the current issue of People. But now, Ferrera has discovered the key to enjoying her time in the spotlight."Trying to be perfect all the time can be draining," she says. "But I've grown up and realized that who I am as a »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Aussie Game of Thrones designer to explain how she built Westeros

16 February 2016 7:30 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Production designer Deborah Riley.

Game of Thrones production designer Deborah Riley is set explore the design process for the world's most watched series at two events in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Emmy award winning Riley, who has also worked on The Matrix, 21 Grams and Jindabyne, will be hosted by the Australian Production Design Guild and Ait.

The events, to be held at Ait in Sydney (February 26) and Mebourne (March 4), will celebrate Riley's work on the series.

Riley will share her design experiences and give a talk on the design behind Game of Thrones..

Riley started her design study as an Architecture student at the University of Queensland in 1991 and went on to complete the Stage Design degree at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

She worked on The Matrix in 1998 as a set designer and .then worked on Anna and the King in Malaysia and returned to Sydney for Moulin Rouge. »

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