Today I’ll be liveblogging this great workshop that is open to anyone to participate in!
Presented by ITVS Community Cinema and WHYY in partnership with Arts Engine, Community College of Philadelphia, the Leeway Foundation and the Nationalities Service Center.
New York City-based Arts Engine, Inc. supports, produces, and distributes independent media of consequence and encourages the use of independent media by advocates, educators and the general public. In addition to producing award-winning, social justice issue documentaries, Arts Engine focuses on increasing the impact of those films once they’re out in the world. This workshop will explore how and why independent media has become one of the most powerful tools for eliciting social change today. Join Arts Engine’s Director of Production and co-director of Pushing the Elephant Beth Davenport, to learn how she’s created media of consequence: from the inception of an idea for a film that will change hearts and minds to the collaboration with organizations on national campaigns. The workshop will be followed by a free screening of Pushing the Elephant at the Community College of Philadelphia at 6:30pm.
About Beth Davenport
Having worked in various capacities at Big Mouth since 2003, Beth brings over eight years of production and outreach experience in television, commercials and award-winning documentaries for P.O.V., Sundance Channel, BBC and Arte France as well as directing advocacy videos and short films. Film credits include: the Emmy-nominated film Deadline, Thomas Balmes’ Wrongful Death and Election Day. Beth is currently the Director of Production at Arts Engine and is producing Asexuality: The Making of a Movement, directed by Angela Tucker. She directed Pushing the Elephant with Elizabeth Mandel. Davenport was a mentor for the IFP Documentary Rough Cut Lab for three years and is a NYFA Fellow. She graduated with a degree in Sociology and Peace and Conflict Resolution from Wayne State University.