Family Law Section | Inclusion Committee Invites You to a Virtual Creative Arts Immersion

Family Law Section | Inclusion Committee Invites You to a Virtual Creative Arts Immersion

Need a break from zoom sessions and want to dive into the creative world?

The Family Law Section | Inclusion Committee Invites You to a Virtual Creative Art Immersion courtesy of AAFCA with content including movies, music in honor of Black Music Month and celebrating LGBTQ month and the LGBTQ community’s contributions during the pandemic.

Check out the full listing below:

AAFCA + BAFTA Present A Discussion with RocknRolla Stars Toby Kebbell and Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, May 26, 10 AM PT/1 PM ET

In their first collaboration, AAFCA and BAFTA revisit British director Guy Ritchie’s 2008 film, RocknRolla , set and shot in London showcasing leading UK talent that includes Idris Elba, Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Thomas Wilkinson and Tom Hardy. Co-stars Toby Kebbell and Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges will discuss their respective roles and experience making the film. “There has long been a strong, fruitful, creative relationship between the US and UK entertainment communities,” BAFTA Los Angeles CEO Matthew Wiseman shared. “During these times, when maintaining connections and networks are as vital as ever, we are delighted to collaborate with AAFCA by bringing two talented colleagues together to share insights and expertise.”

AAFCA Virtual Table Read Series, May 28

With the global pandemic putting a halt to traditional avenues of testing and assessing unproduced work, AAFCA has launched its innovative AAFCA Virtual Table Read Series where creatives of color preside over table reads of selected scenes from their own work in half-hour sessions presented live on YouTube. Beginning May 28, the series will be presented monthly throughout the summer. Confirmed participants include Ali LeRoi ( Everybody Hates Chris co-creator), producer Datari Turner ( Uncorked , Growing Up Hip Hop ), producer/director DeMane Davis ( Self Made , Queen Sugar ) and writer/producer Michelle Amor ( Of Boys and Men , Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake ).

PGA + AAFCA Black Music Month Salute Kick-Off Industry Panel: “Black Music Artists on Switching Hats….The Cross-Over Skills from the Front of the Stage to Behind the Lens,” June 1

Moderated by People music editor Janine Rubenstein and AAFCA President Gil Robertson, this PGA + AAFCA initiative explores how music artists like John Legend, Queen Latifah, Jay-Z and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson have successfully used their success in the music industry as a springboard to success, not just in front of the lens as Queen Latifah and more, but also behind the camera as producers.

AAFCA Celebrates LGBTQ Month, June 28

From Moonlight to Pose , and in between, the enormous impact of the LGBTQ community of color has never been more center stage. Removed from the shadows, there is no denying or downplaying the LGBTQ community of color’s contributions to the contemporary pop culture landscape. With COVID-19 as the driving theme of this year’s salute to LGBTQ creatives of color, the half-day program features an AAFCA-curated short film series exploring the pandemic from the perspective of LGBTQ creatives of color. In addition, the panel discussion with acclaimed LGBTQ creatives (to be announced) will address the pandemic as well as explore the growing impact of the LGBTQ community of color’s overall impact on film and TV.

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ivory t. brown, Chair
Family Law Section