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Watch: Effie Brown Talks Going Viral and Wanting a Black Female Superhero in Exclusive Video

Watch: Effie Brown Talks Going Viral and Wanting a Black Female Superhero in Exclusive Video

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Producer Effie Brown is tired of stories where the only options for people of color are that “we’re shot, we’re gang members, or we’re like viddy hoes.” Sitting down with producers Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler at Stony Brook University*, the “Project Greenlight” lightning rod shared her frustration with the current entertainment landscape and her expectations for the future. 

In addition to touching off on her desire to tell compelling stories about people of color, including a black female superhero, Brown also got real about the practical realities of the current entertainment landscape. She explained, for example, that young directors might actually benefit from their films not getting theatrical releases, and that creators should look towards having “storyverses” for their content. 

Brown will again be a featured guest again in conversation with Killer Films Christine Vachon at Stony Brook Manhattan on December 1 at 7PM for its Open Classroom/Open House, MFA in Film Master Class.

RSVP to MFAManhattan@stonybrook.edu, and check out our exclusive video of Brown below.


*Effie Brown video interview was filmed at Stony Brook in Summer 2013.

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