Critical Voices: The Importance of Film Critics of Color
Discussions about diversity in the entertainment industry have reached a fever pitch. What's often ignored is the importance of film and television critics from all backgrounds. Along with an increase in movies and TV shows focusing on people of color, we need diverse critics to analyze these stories. You'll hear from critics of color about why they're uniquely positioned to write about issues of diversity, and how their point of view is vital to criticism. Filmmakers will learn who and how to pitch to increase media awareness of their diverse projects. Movie fans will come away with an understanding of why the field of criticism desperately needs a shakeup.
Speakers: Gil Robertson (President/Founder, African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)), Carlos Aguilar (Film Journalist/ Film Critic ), Carla Renata (Film Journalist), Jocelyn Wang (Consultant and Digital Entrepreneur)
Moderator: Vanessa Erazo (Film Editor)