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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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Acting 101

During “Acting 101,” you will learn how to re-awaken your senses and be present in the moment. In addition, you will learn how to connect with characters from the pages of a script in order to bring them to life—whether for stage or screen. You will also be provided with several motivating tips to help you prepare for professional auditions.

For point of contact prior to this class, please provide your email address to AAWIC with “Acting 101 point of contact” in the subject line.

February 26th – 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.


Download the Acting 101
workshop PDF here.

Guest Speaker: Stephanie Richards Lawrence aka Red

Acting has always been a passion for Stephanie! She committed to developing her acting skills in college when she was accepted to Averett University in Virginia for Theatre Arts and Speech. While attending Averett, Stephanie auditioned and was accepted into (NYU) New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Lee Strasberg Institute for Theatre Arts and Film. It was there that Stephanie blossomed as an actress and a director.

Although she started her career on stage, Stephanie easily transitioned to film, most recently performing in M.O.T.H (Matters of the Heart), which has won 5 film awards to date. She is currently in pre-production for transitioning her stage-play, HIM, into a film.

In addition to acting, writing and directing, Stephanie (aka Red) is also the host of the talk show, Keeping It Raw with Red, on Worldhyperadio.com. The show features guests who are industry professionals focused on helping people to pursue their passions, and also includes segments offering industry tips and featuring new emerging artists.

Join Us Live on February 26, 2021

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

Topic: Screenplay Writing 101

Time: Feb 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 927 7144 3202

Passcode: 8EEVC7

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

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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