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AAWIC Educational Series

The AAWIC Educational Series is presented bi-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 7:00-8:00pm EST—via live stream.
The series is free and open to the public. Space will be limited—on a first come, first served basis.

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Acting in Your Independent Film 101

The June 2022 Educational Series, Acting in Your Independent Film 101, will provide an understanding of the unique process involved in acting in your independent film

June 24th – 7:00-8:00pm EST

Cohost: 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.

Cohost: Barbara “Roxie” De Laleu

Intrigued by storytelling and connecting with people, Barbara “Roxie” De Laleu uses her platform and powerful voice to inspire others. She is a blogger, entrepreneur, and a New York radio personality (106.1 WBLI) and radio producer (107.5 WBLS).

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. 

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Guest Speaker: Dierdra McDowell

Dierdra McDowell is honored to claim guest star appearances in recent television shows such as Power, Odd Mom Out and Mr. Robot. In addition, she played the ex-wife of Willem Dafoe’s character in the film, 4:44, directed by Abel Ferrera, can be seen in numerous national television commercials, and worked with Susan Lucci on the former hit soap opera, All My Children.

Adding to her professional credits, Dierdra starred in and Produced the critically acclaimed film, Love Always, Eartha. This film highlights the life of the Iconic entertainer, Eartha Kitt.

Join Us Live on June 24, 2022

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

Topic: Acting in Your Independent Film 101

Time: June 24, 2022 @ 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.

Previous Series Presentations

Screenplay Writing 101 - Replay
Acting 101 - Replay
Cinematography 101 - Replay
So You Want to Come to Hollywood - Replay
Directing 101 - Replay
Film Producing 101 - Replay
Costume Design 101 - Replay
Sound Recording 101 - Replay
Storytelling 101 for Filmmakers  - Replay
The Deal: Pitching Projects 101 - 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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