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AAWIC Educational Series

The AAWIC Educational Series is presented monthly, featuring established professionals in the entertainment industry discussing various career insights. Presented by Ufront Media and hosted by Roger Maloney, CEO of UFront Media, the audience is provided with the opportunity to learn from and direct their questions to industry leaders regarding their chosen profession.
The AAWIC Education Series will take place on the last Friday of each month—from 7:00-7:10pm EST—via live stream.
The series is free and open to the public. Space will be limited—on a first come, first served.

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Directing 101

May 28th – 7:00-7:40pm EST

Host: Roger Maloney, CEO & Founder of Ufront Media

A long-time media professional, Roger has worked with and for companies like HBO, Katz Media, MTV, BET, Grey Advertising, Emmis Broadcasting, Health Science Center, Billboard Magazine Music Conference, and Social Media Week. 

On ufrontmedia.com, Roger hosts, The Spotlight with Roger Maloney, where he interviews entrepreneurs from industries such as advertising, technology, and social and traditional media. 

As a media literacy expert and career development specialist for NYC Board of Education, Roger creates media-related conferences for all levels of education. He also connects executives from technology and media with students at various grade levels through the Building Partnerships for NYC Schools program.

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Guest Speaker: Terence Gordon

Terence is CEO and Co-Owner of TnG Films and Co-Owner of Black Ink Pictures. His uncanny eye, with versatility and flair, has led him to successfully direct numerous cross-genre projects, including music videos, branded commercials, feature-length films, new media series, and documentaries. His passion for photography has paralleled his filmmaking skill set. His most recent work includes directing the documentary feature film, What’s in a Name: A Versace Story, and executive producing on the documentary, The Legendary Marion Williams.

He is the creator of the Youthful Ambition YA™ Brand and Digital Cinema Series, and inventor of the automotive traction device called the Traction Master. When not directing or producing, he spends time as an Officer and Aviator with the United States Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol, a member of Rotary International, and a Delegate with the National Police Defense Foundation.

Join Us Live on May 28th, 2021

African American Women In Cinema invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Directing 101

Time: May 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting on May 28th

You will need to have a Zoom account to participate.
You can register for a free Zoom account here.

Previous Series Presentations

Screenplay Writing 101 - Replay
Acting 101 - Replay
Cinematography 101 - Replay
So You Want to Come to Hollywood - Replay

The Presenters

African American Women In Cinema (AAWIC) organization has served as continuous support for the vibrant work of women filmmakers for the past twenty-two years. AAWIC has provided a platform to showcase experienced and novice filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters and/or actors. Our mission is to expand, explore and create business opportunities for minority women filmmakers throughout the entertainment industry. It is the goal of AAWIC to give artistic women a path to fulfilling their dreams through showcasing their talents, exposure to peers’ interaction, and mentoring by established professionals.
In addition to donating to the grants for the individual featured filmmakers, we welcome and greatly appreciate any additional donations to the AAWIC Online Media Series project. You can make your tax deductible donation by clicking on the button below.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the AAWIC Online Media Series, or any of our other programs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Ufront Media is a media company that creates and curates content across the spectrum of ebony voices. We embrace our diversity by finding content creators of color and showcasing them on all social media platforms because they speak and come from various backgrounds and experiences. Our goal is to provide richer, deeper, a more valuable content across the spectrum of voices.

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