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CFC Trailblazer Award: Spotlight Conversation with Regina K. Scully

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The ILLUMINATE Trailblazer Award recognizes pioneers who advance media that elevates consciousness and inspires transformation. Regina K. Scully, preeminent film funder and founder of the Artemis Rising Foundation, is a visionary trailblazer in supporting stories of “fierce compassion” that transform our culture. In telling stories of the most vulnerable among us, she uplifts the healing potential of films to release trauma and shame by giving voice to truth. In this Spotlight Conversation moderated by Geralyn White Dreyfous, Co-Founder of Impact Partners, we delve into the "why" of Regina's funding choices, what started her down this path, and the films that brave the truth.

Spotlight Conversation guests:

Regina K. Scully is the Founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation, an organization dedicated to transforming our culture through media, arts, and education. She is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated producer, with over 200 documentary films to her credit. Her work highlights pressing social justice issues including gender-parity, the achievement gap, and trauma recovery. Her films include Miss Representation (2010), The Invisible War (2012), Anita: Speaking Truth To Power (2013),The Hunting Ground (2015), Eagle Huntress (2016), Dolores (2017), One Of Us (2017), Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018), The Biggest Little Farm (2019), The Great Hack (2019), This Changes Everything (2019), and Fantastic Funghi (2020). Scully is the Founding Sponsor of the Athena Film Festival (NYC) and co-founder of Making Waves, a public charter school in Northern California, serving low-income students to develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to pursue a life of opportunity and purpose.

Joining Regina is Geralyn White Dreyfous, an Academy Award-winning producer and has been recognized by Variety and the International Documentary Association for her significant contribution to documentary filmmaking. She is Founder and Board Chair of Utah Film Center, Co-Founder of Impact Partners, and is a founding member of Gamechanger Films. Set the stage for this not-to-be-missed conversation by watching What Would Sophia Loren Do?, executive produced by Regina and Geralyn.

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    United States