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Seattle's Film Industry + The Women Who Run It A Panel with Courtney Sheeha...

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Seattle is known for its unique film community - not just because of the films made here, but the people who make them. Women run the show, with women in leadership positions across public and private sectors. Join us for a discussion that convenes the head of the city film office, a member of the production team for an ambitious feature that just wrapped shooting, a transplant who's building community through a film collective, and an independent writer/director. Moderated by Courtney Sheehan, the executive director for Northwest Film Forum, Seattle's home for independent film - and the Riveter's next door neighbor!

Join us at our neighbor's Northwest Film Forum from 6pm -6:30pm for drinks before heading to The Riveter a discussion with amazing industry leaders.

Meet Our Panelists

Myisa Plancq-Graham

San Francisco native, Myisa Plancq-Graham, began her photography career exploring the streets of Atlanta in 2011. Her growing appreciation for photography and videography culminated in the creation of Annie Graham Imagery which led to her work with The Hive Gallery & Studios in downtown Los Angeles. In 2013, she worked as photographer and graphic designer for clothing company, Blu Pony Vintage. Myisa serves as creative director, videographer and editor for UNCODE.

Sudeshna Sen

Sudeshna Sen is a Seattle based Director/Writer. Her debut short film JULIA’S FARM
(www.juliasfarmthemovie.com) was acquired by KCTS 9 and is currently streaming
through ReelNW (https://kcts9.org/reel-nw/julias- farm). JULIA’S FARM screened at
Local Sightings Film Festival, One Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot and at
HollyShorts Film Festival in L.A.
Sudeshna is currently in post-production for her new short film. She is involved in
many local films- Thin Skin (dir. Charles Mudede, currently in pre-production) Sadie
(dir. Megan Griffiths) MOPZ (dir. Todd Rohal), My Last Year With the Nuns (dir. Bret
Fetzer) to name a few.
She is the Board Vice President at Northwest Film Forum.
Sudeshna completed her Ph.D in Classical Japanese literature at University of
Oregon, and a PostDoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley. Before becoming a
filmmaker she taught Japanese literature and visual culture at University of
Washington and at University of Utah.

Kate Becker, Director, Office of Film + Music, City of Seattle

Building sustainable creative communities has been at the core of Kate Becker’s career. Becker currently collaborates with film industry leaders, working to build Seattle’s film industry. She has been passionate about film throughout her life and has a BA in Filmmaking from Hampshire College. Prior to working with the City, Becker served in leadership roles at Seattle Theatre Group, Art Share LA in Los Angeles, and The New Art Center in Boston, MA. She co-founded legendary Northwest all ages venues The Vera Project and the Old Fire House, talent pipelines for the creative economy. Becker has produced more than 1,000 all ages shows and film premieres, and numerous large scale events and fundraisers. She was a charter member of the Seattle Music Commission and serves on multiple nonprofit boards.

Emily Pando

Raised on a ranch in Southern Colorado and later the City of San Francisco, like her diverse ethnic background, Emily Pando is an amalgamation of experiences and cultures.

She found work as an actor in San Francisco and Los Angeles before eventually making her way to Seattle, where she now works on both sides of the lens. Creating content and collaborating with other local filmmakers—from Music Videos to Narrative films led to her Directorial debut, “8:AM” (2016), a short film that has earned screenings at Oscar® qualifying festivals such as Cleveland and Seattle International Film Festivals, in addition to Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival and others.

With a passion for Social Justice and Social Services, Emily has spent time traveling and volunteering with indigent populations in Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. These experiences have informed her world view and sparked a lifelong passion for telling stories of the human experience. With three projects currently in post-production, Emily is driven to illuminate important issues through cinema.

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