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Friday, August 23 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
We Talk with Ondi Timoner

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WeTalk is a talk show about the women currently shaping our culture. This show features female luminaries across film, media business and tech discussing the biggest issues of our day.

Created and hosted by award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur Ondi Timoner, this series brings together the brightest women change-makers blazing new paths with the objective of turning #MeToo into #WeDo!

9:30 - 10:00am
Welcome Drinks & Breakfast

10:00 - 10:25am
Docs in a New [Spot]Light

This panel will look through the eyes of women on the front lines of documentary filmmaking.

Carol Amorin- Co-director, Queen of Lapa
Dr Rachel Ramist- Documentarian, Professor, Director

10:40 - 10:25am
Reshaping Representation

This panel will look at how female filmmakers are pushing the boundaries of their craft.

Virginia Newcomb- Actor, The Death of Dick Long
Amy Hobby- Executive Director- Tribeca Film Institute
Melodie Sisk- Producer, Actor, Director

11:20 - 11:45am
There's a New Boycott in Town

This panel will take a look at the recent boycotts on Georgia and Alabama for passing polarizing bans on abortion, and the impact on the film community. 

Jen West- Filmmaker from Alabama
Molly Coffee- Creative Director of Film Impact Georgia and local production designer
Stacey Davis- Alabama Filmmaker, Entertainment Attorney

12:00 - 12:25pm
Always in Season

Given that Birmingham is known for the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, this WeTalk will explore how that history bleeds into the present by looking through the lens of the 2019 Sundance documentary, Always in Season.

Jacqueline Olive- Director, Always in Season


Molly Coffee

Creative Director, Film Impact Georgia
Molly Coffee emerged as an award-winning filmmaker in the DIY stop-motion and puppet scene in Atlanta which segued pretty naturally into a career working in the art department on studio pictures.

Jen West

Jen West is known for writing and directing short indie films like PIECE OF CAKE, CRUSH, BUBBLE, LITTLE CABBAGE, and the St. Paul and the Broken Bones' music video CALL ME

Virginia Newcomb

Virginia Newcomb is an actor and filmmaker born of Memphis, student of Strasberg and Hollywood counter culture, and player of New York live-cinema productions by the innovative Jay Scheib.

Melodie Sisk

Producer, Actor, Director
Melodie Sisk is an actor, producer, and director who is happily involved in a community of progressive, politically active filmmakers, like those represented by Film Impact Georgia.

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Stacey Davis

Attorney/Filmmaker, The Law Firm of Stacey A. Davis/Under The Couch Entertainment
Entertainment lawyer; Filmmaker

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Carrigan's Public House

Carrigan's Public House
Airy, industrial spot with a patio & roof deck for upscale pub fare, craft beer & cocktails.
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Red Mountain Theatre Company

Red Mountain Theatre Company
Cozy playhouse with modern flair showcasing familiar musicals, classes for kids & master classes.

Friday August 23, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm CDT
RMTC Cabaret Theatre