Eat, Drink & Talk Representation in Film

In what ways are minorities limited by the range of roles offered to them both in front of and behind the camera? How can we affect what productions look for in making casting decisions? What must we do as active members in the film community to broaden the representation of underheard voices and marginalized subjects?

This month at Eat, Drink & B-Indie presented by Stella Artois, join us in the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge Tuesday, February 16th at 7:30pm for a FREE panel discussion about the representation of race, gender, and age in Atlanta's film industry. 


Danielle Deadwyler is an Atlanta based performance artist and poet/writer. She has performed in productions with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre and the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre.  She is the Creative Loafing Atlanta 2013 Critics Pick for Best Actress, the 2015 Suzi Bass award winner for best leading actress, and an award-winning, emerging video/performance artist.


Babacar Ndiaye is a Chicago-born and Atlanta-based filmmaker and visual artist. Babacar has worked on numerous film and television projects for clients such as TruTV, Adult Swim, and VH1, as well as music videos for clients like Def Jam and Capitol Records. His latest film, "More Than Music: Senegal," is currently screening in multiple festivals and has been featured by NPR, Kickstarter and numerous other outlets. Babacar has a B.A. in International Affairs from UGA and an M.A. in Film, Television and Digital Production from Georgia State University. 

Deidre McDonald is the Founding Artistic Director of the BronzeLens Film Festival. She's written and produced award-winning television documentaries, features, and educational programming shot locally, nationally and internationally. In addition to Deidre has held leadership positions with Women in Film and Television/Atlanta, the Black Women Film Network, the Georgia Entertainment Media (GEM) Work Ready Region, and Youth Ensemble Atlanta (YEA).


Linda Burns reads scripts, provides coverage and develops projects. She budgets, schedules, pitches, proposes, closes, negotiates, spends, reconciles, researches, networks, strategizes, markets, collaborates, consults, wheels, deals and delivers. She faces challenges, solves puzzles and plans ahead. From script to screen, digital to film, union to non-union, large to small, she does it all. Always on time. Always on budget.


More to come! And remember, the first 40 attendees (of appropriate age) receive a drink ticket for a free Stella Artois!