The Industry Spotlight, “Directors Actors,” will take place in Manhattan on Thursday, November 7th, 2013, 6-8pm, at AAARI CUNY. RSVPs via
are required. The Lab will have a unique opportunity for FOUR directors to participate as more than just audience members in the workshop. These four directors will be able to work with the actors and the material with the guidance of Sharifa. Tickets for these particular directors, who will be actively participating, are $5 and only 4 are available. The remainder of the tickets, for audience members, are open to the public and free, although a $3-5 donation to support diversity initiatives is welcome.
About Sharifa Williams.
Sharifa Williams is a New York based writer and director and currently organizes directing workshops at Directors NYC. She recently directed two short plays: the lovely One Fifth by Anne V. Grob and Pulls by Patrick McEvoy. Her one-act play The View From the Q won the Audience Award for Best of the Fest, Week 2, at the Players Theatre's Short Play Festival. A longtime science fiction fan, she wrote and directed the 29 min. sci-fi short Passengers of 7D which premiered at the 25th Annual Dragon*Con International Film Festival.
About Asian American Film Lab and Industry Spotlight
The Asian American Film Lab ("Film Lab") is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation dedictaed to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television. To accomplish that goal, the Film Lab provides free or de minimis monthly programs ranging from Industry Spotlight events (established industry professionals offer seminars, Q&As, screenings, and more), Unfinished Works (a reading and workshop series for screenwriters, playwrights and actors), Connections (networking events), The 72 Hour Shootout (a high profile, annual and global filmmaking competition)
The Film Lab began as collaborative of New York-basedfilmmakers whose goals were to hone their craft and to share their knowledge, experience and resources. The membership has grown to comprise professionals, artists and other talented individuals who all share the common goal of creating great film and promoting Asian American filmmakers and other filmmakers of color and the visibility of their stories and characters in film and television.
The Film Lab's Industry Spotlight program features industry professionals who wish to promote and encourage diversity in film and television and includes filmmaking how-to seminars on everything from cinematography to sound, casting workshops, film screenings, and more. The Film Lab is run under the direction of President Jennifer Betit Yen. Board members include screenwriter and director, Aaron Woolfolk, actor James Kyson Lee, actress and director Bea Soong, producer Erik Lu, attorney Peyton Worley, and advisors cinematographer, Eric Lin, and Director of Asian CineVision, John Woo.
Industry professionals interested in providing a seminar, class, screening, or otherIndustry Spotlight should contact Daniel Finley at IndustrySpotlight@