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Award Season Recap - Why Diversity in Film Criticism Matters

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The lack of authentic representation in film criticism is an ongoing problem that has a domino effect which impacts content consumers and film professionals alike. Many projects fail to receive the support they deserve from critics in the general market and are often misinterpreted, which not only results in the absence of industry recognition but can also determine the extent of a film release. The 2019 Occar nominations and its subsequent awards reinforced this fact with it's omission of notable talent in several categories, ie Barry Jenkins as Best Director and the questionable Best Picture win of Green Book.

There is a lot of talk about diversity these days, but what efforts are truly being made to ensure fair respresentation across the board in film criticism? What can be done to change this practice? What can we as consumers and professionals do to make informed decisions on which films to support?

Join us as we discuss these topics and more during this exciting panel. Our esteemed group of panelists includes:

Candice Frederick is a film critic and freelance entertainment journalist. Her work can be found in Harpers Bazaar, Teen Vogue and the Hollywood Reporter to name a few. A former editor at Essence Magazine, Candice has also co-hosted the Cinema In Noir podcast and Real Live on ABC.

Kathia Woods is a movie critic/entertainment journalist out of Philadelphia, PA and the creator of CupofSoulShow. CupofSoulShow is an online outlet that covers minority creatives in film, television, and music. Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, and The Philadelphia Film Festival are some of the events that she has covered through her brand.

Joanna White-Oldham is a producer and founder of JWO Media, an independent production company based in Brooklyn, NY. Her projects focus on creating engaging female driven narratives and experimenting with creating content using emerging technologies








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