Imagine This Women's Film Festival

Imagine This Women's Film Festival: Storytelling Redefined: Telling Authentic BIPOC Stories

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Join Imagine This Women's Film Festival for a virtual conversation as we examine and discuss the importance of authentic diverse storytelling.

The panel will feature:

Amy Aniobi is an Executive Producer on HBO’s Emmy-nominated comedy, “Insecure,” starring Issa Rae. She also served as head writer/EP for season one of HBO stand-up special “2 Dope Queens,” and she has multiple projects in development, including two studio features, a limited series at HBO and two TV pilots. Amy recently directed the short film, "Honeymoon," which explores a new Nigerian couple's arranged marriage. She has also co-created, co-directed and starred in the web series, “Lisa and Amy Are Black,” created the web series, “The Slutty Years” and wrote for both seasons of “Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.”

Lynn Chen has a 3-decade career with credits in over 50 television shows (SHAMELESS, SILICON VALLEY), films (SAVING FACE, GO BACK TO CHINA) audio books (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) and video games (CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III & IV). Now she adds filmmaker to her resume, with her directorial feature debut I WILL MAKE YOU MINE (SXSW 2020). Lynn is also an Ambassador with The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Miry’s List.

Oge Egbuonu is a filmmaker focused on disruptive inspirational storytelling. By creating compelling content that entertains, educates, and inspires, she aims to support the healing of the individual and the collective. Prior to becoming an independent filmmaker, Oge worked at the independent production company Raindog Films alongside its co-founders Ged Doherty and Academy Award®-winning actor Colin Firth. Oge sat on the board of the Diversity Committee for the BRIT Awards, where she collaborated with the CEO, chairman, and other senior executives on revamping the voting academy, and tackling diversity within the music and film industries. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Houston.

Shirley Vernae Williams is a Emmy Nominated New York based Super Producer and Connecticut native. She has overseen many groundbreaking television series such as History Channel’s “Alone” and “American Restoration”. In 2017 she post produced the documentary film "Intent To Destroy" with award winning Director Joe Berlinger which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. Intent To Destroy was recently nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Historical Documentary. Shirley is currently a Supervising Producer for Refinery29 and has produced various series for them in the past including "Shady" and "Anomaly" which generated millions of online views. 

Dayna Lynne North is a film and television writer, producer, cultural curator, and self-described ‘Delightful Disruptor’ of the status quo. Most recently, she was a writer/Executive Producer and showrunner on INSECURE. Currently, she is co-writing and executive producing YOUNG LOVE, the anticipated series adaptation of the Academy Award-winning short HAIR LOVE for HBO Max. Previously, she was a Consulting Producer on the Television Critics Association and Peabody Award-winning SWITCHED AT BIRTH.