So, you want to be a storyteller! Learn the important steps in becoming a storyteller for Scripts, TV/Film and Plays.
Intrigued by storytelling and connecting with people, Barbara “Roxie” De Laleu uses her platform and powerful voice to inspire others. She founded a non-profit, Self-I-See, which focuses on language positivity, strengthening self awareness, and fostering cultural pride in the classroom. She also co-founded the #NoDisrespectCampaign, an initiative that focuses on self respect and respect for others in and out of the classroom. Her community involvement throughout NYC has garnered her recognition and opened doors to new opportunities where she can continue to put her voice to good use.
With two Master’s degrees from New School University under her belt, Roxie is currently pursuing a PhD in Instructional Leadership at St. John’s University. Her goal is to expand on educating global entrepreneurship in the areas of media, cultural responsiveness and engagement, and curriculum development.
Born in Chicago and raised in New York, Arlene is an actress, writer, comic and producer. She is a founding member of The BlackHER the Pen, a multidisciplinary writers collective for women of color, and was nominated Best Actress in the 2014 Venus/Adonis Theatre Festival. Arlene did a stint as a Standup Comedienne and was acknowledged for her funny….NYC Black Comedy Award Nominee for Best New Jack Female Comedienne.
At the Los Angeles International Indie Short Film Festival 2020, Arlene was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the film, Killing Joanne, which can currently be viewed on Tubi TV. In addition, she can be seen in the mini-series, Sauce, on A Space for Creators YouTube channel and in the Netflix series, Jessica Jones. Some of her film credits include: Serial Killer in Harlem (in post-production), Manhattan Night, An Englishman in New York, and The Other Brother. Arlene also has numerous Theater and Producer credits to her name.
African American Women In Cinema invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Storytelling 101 for Filmmakers
Time: September 24, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
You will need to have a Zoom account to participate.
You can register for a free Zoom account here.
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