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Women in Film & TV

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Women in Film & TV, Sat, October 13, 2018, 1:15 PM I Ticket Info:

The Bushwick Film Festival is a female-founded organization that loves to highlight the contributions that women in the film & TV industry make, in an industry lacking in gender diversity. Join us for a conversation with 4 amazing women in the industry! Panel will be moderated by Bushwick Film Festival Founder, Kweighbaye Kotee. 

The Panel Includes: Catherine Curtin, Sola Fasehun, Quinn Shephard, Dena Tyler

Catherine Curtin joined the 2018 cast of HOMELAND and the second season of STRANGER THINGS and their upcoming third season. Ms. Curtin is also a member of the casts of INSECURE (3 seasons) and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (5 seasons). Winner: SAG Award for Best Ensemble 2015 and 2016, OITNB and nominated Best Ensemble, STRANGER THINGS 2018. Other Film/Television: Wolf of Wall Street, Bourne Supremacy, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Revolutionary Road, Bull, Mindhunter, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Leftovers, Blue Bloods, Law & Order/CI.

Sola Fasehun is a producer, writer, actress, and musician based in NYC. For 5 & a 1/2 years, Sola was a Sales & Distribution consultant at Submarine Entertainment / Deluxe (Winter’s Bone, Tangerine). Sola’s Production Company: Fasehun Films, assisted Submarine with consulting on many feature films. During Sola’s time at Submarine the following movies that Submarine has repped, received Academy Awards: Citizen Four, 20 Feet From Stardom, and Searching For Sugarman. Another Submarine film, Life Animated, was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award. The last four years in a row Submarine’s films have won the Grand Jury Prize at The Sundance Film Festival: Wolfpack, Weiner, Dina, Kailash. Currently, Sola works at United Talent Agency (UTA). 

Quinn Shephard is a twenty-three year-old writer, director and actress. Her feature directorial debut BLAME premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it received glowing reviews and took home the award for Best Actress. Shephard was also the youngest female filmmaker to ever screen a film there. BLAME was picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films and released theatrically in January 2018. Shephard is currently developing a new one-hour drama thriller at FX Networks, entitled THE BODY, alongside EP Noah Hawley. Shephard is also set to pen and direct an upcoming feature, as well as develop a miniseries, both at the new studio MakeReady. As an actor, Shephard’s best known TV credits are the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced show Hostages (CBS) and Person of Interest (CBS). Recent feature film credits include Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl (dir. A.D. Calvo), Open Road’s Midnight Sun, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post (opposite Chloe Grace Moretz, dir. Desiree Ahkavan), which took home the U.S. Grand Jury prize at Sundance 2018. She also appears in the upcoming The Man in the Woods (dir. Noah Buschel). 

Dena Tyler has a recurring role in Hulu's acclaimed, original show, The Path. Tyler is known for her recurring role as Liberty Davis on CBS’ Bull. She also recently appeared in HBO’s new series, The Deuce. Other credits include Homeland, Orange is the New Black and Blue Bloods, among others.

Kweighbaye Kotee  Kweighbaye Kotee is the founder of the Bushwick Film Festival (BFF). Dedicated to her community and the arts, Kotee serves on The Bushwick Community Board and is co-chair of its Arts & Culture committee and is the ED of OPEN, a non-profit organization that funds arts and cultural programming. Born in Liberia, she and her family immigrated to the U.S. at the brink of the Liberian Civil war. She attended public school in Newark, NJ where she was awarded a scholarship from the Wight Foundation to attend Blair Academy She moved on to receive her B.S in Media, Culture, and Communications from New York University. She has been featured on NBC, Fox News, Huffington Post, POPSUGAR, Delta Air Lines, Brooklyn Magazine, Indiewire, Tribeca Film and lives in Brooklyn.

Earlier Event: October 13
Shorts Block: Sea Change
Later Event: October 13
Shorts Block: Female Cinematographer