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Media Mixer+: Lights, Camera… Real Action
October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm – 8:30 pmFree
Join us for a special conversation moderated by Wieden+Kennedy Creative Producer Tiffany Golden on the unique hurdles and obstacles faced by women, POC, and other underrepresented groups in the creative/production industry.
- Date: Thursday, October 24
- Time: 5:30-8:30pm (see agenda below)
- Location: Wieden+Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Avenue, Portland
- Admission: Free, but please RSVP
In our continued efforts to foster a more diverse industry, we’ve realized that even with the best of intentions, many of the people we have come to revere have completely different hurdles and obstacles to navigating this industry. Any efforts to diversify need to take that into perspective.
So, on the evening of October 24th we will turn up the mic and give voice to those who are seasoned yet unseen. This discussion is like no other: you will leave with the truth, you will have actionable items to work with, and you will grow as a person. Please join us for this special conversation moderated by Wieden+Kennedy Creative Producer Tiffany Golden.
Meet the discussion participants:
- Jerry Bell Jr., Director, Producer, & Actor, JBJR Productions
- Fran Bittakis, Founder & Creative Director, JOOP JOOP
- Adolfo Cantú-Villarreal, Director & Cinematographer, TZOM Films
- Maribel De Leon, Producer, TZOM Films
- Eva Moss, Director, Editor, & Producer; President, Couch Film Collective
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MEET OUR EVENT SPONSOR
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a team of dedicated attorneys across eight locations (including Portland) who provide day-to-day legal support to streaming services, film studios, production companies, digital studios, documentarians, animation studios, video game publishers, and other content creators and distributors. DWT’s team adjusts to fit your needs with the ability to provide all levels of service.
5:30pm | Doors open
6:00pm | Opening remarks
6:05pm | Discussion begins
7:30pm | Networking
8:30pm | Event ends
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Jerry Bell Jr. | Director, Producer, & Actor, JBJR Productions
Jerry Bell Jr. is an award-winning independent film Producer, Director, Documentarian and TV/Film actor. He is an Atlanta, GA native yet has traveled most of his life as a military child and serving in the United State Air Force. Jerry recently produced Red White & Black, a documentary about minority winemakers. He has also performed as an actor in multiple national TV shows and commercials. He was voted 2018’s Best Actor in Portland through Willamette Week. He is most noticed as the #swifferdad in the popular Swiffer commercial along with his son Jerry Bell III.
Fran Bittakis | Founder & Creative Director, JOOP JOOP
FRAN BITTAKIS/ฟราน บิทากิส (pronouns She/Her) is Thai-American, born and raised in Chicago to immigrant parents and has lived in Portland since 2004. This year, she established and founded JOOP JOOP, a radical creative agency/platform specializing in creative projects, content, events, workshops and curation while encouraging dialogue and representing Creatives of Color and allies through bringing equity, inclusion and a social justice framework to challenge conventional paradigms and systems.
Eva Moss | Director, Editor, & Producer; President, Couch Film Collective
Eva Moss’s love of creating story through film goes back to childhood and VCR to VCR editing (mash-up of Orlando and Grand Canyon anyone?). She worked for a decade on PBS documentaries, co- or associate producing multi-award-winning Out Run, Ask Not, Mr. Cao Goes to Washington, States of Grace, and Emmy-nominated A Village Called Versailles, and helped edit, produce, and distribute dozens more.
Between the Lens, her production company, specializes in micro-documentaries for small businesses and non-profits. Most recently, she has directed two narrative shorts, commercials, and produced a short film and two web series.
Eva is a co-founder of Couch Film Collective, a non-profit dedicated to supporting underrepresented folx in film. She believes this industry is uniquely positioned to change global dialogue and culture by empowering new voices.
Adolfo Cantú-Villarreal is a Mexican Cinematographer and Filmmaker currently based in Portland, Oregon. From a very young age, he fell in love with cinema and shortly thereafter he felt a magnetic pull towards any and all cameras and their magical power for storytelling.
Maribel De Leon is an independent film producer with a BBA from Northwood University in International Business and Management. In 2009 she founded TZOM Films, a full-service motion picture company that has produced content in a wide array of fields such as documentaries, narratives, architecture, commercial and corporate projects. With her business experience and ability to find and bring diverse talent into every project, her goal for every production is a perfectly crafted story with a unique voice.
Tiffany Golden | Creative Producer, Wieden+Kennedy
Tiffany Golden is a Seaside, California native who made the move to Portland, Oregon in 2013 to work her magic at the world renowned creative agency, Wieden+Kennedy. For the past five years, she has been ascending in the advertising world, hitting her stride as an Integrated Producer working for massive brands, as well as effecting change in the larger Portland community. As someone who was exposed to the creative industry through Streetlights, the nonprofit creating ethnic diversity in the entertainment industry, Tiffany has made it her mission to continue to rise up and reach back, bringing everyone she can along with her. She leads 51%, the affinity group for the Women of Wieden+Kennedy, has supported and chaired Word is Bond, a nonprofit created to build relationships with young black men and the police force, as well as spearheaded the Creatives of Color Collaborative in partnership with Oregon Media Production Association, which recently recognized Tiffany with their 2019 Service and Inspiration Award for her substantial contribution to the betterment of the community. Golden isn’t just in her signature, it’s a trademark of the “Tiffany experience.”