Journalist Patrice Peck In Conversation With DeMane DavisDate:
Saturday, February 27, 2021Time:
9:30 am EST
Join Journalist Patrice Peck for a conversation with DeMane Davis about her career as a writer, director, and producer. The event includes a live Q&A led by Institute Of Contemporary Art / Boston's Teen Fast Forward Program
participants.DeMane Davis. Producer, Director, Writer / Based in Boston, MADeMane
is a Television Director and Producer who started out in advertising as a Copywriter and Creative Director. While working at agencies she wrote and directed two independent feature films, both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her second film, LIFT, starred Kerry Washington in her first leading role. It was purchased by Showtime and currently streams on Amazon Prime. DeMane was writing teleplays and freelancing when the prolific film and TV director and producer Ava DuVernay (WHEN THEY SEE US, SELMA, A WRINKLE IN TIME) literally “slipped into her DMs.” Ava has changed the entire landscape (and the numbers) by only hiring female directors who haven’t yet directed TV to work on her groundbreaking series, Queen Sugar (Oprah Winfrey Network.) DeMane helmed two episodes and was later hired as Producing Director. Since then, she has directed episodes of The Red Line (CBS); For the People, How to Get Away with Murder and Station 19 (Shondaland/ABC); YOU (Netflix) and become Producing Director of Self Made: Inspired by The Life of Madam CJ Walker, starring Octavia Spencer (Netflix.) Currently, she is Co-Executive Producer of the television sequel to THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Clarice (CBS.) DeMane is a proud product of #TheAvaEffect and forever grateful to Ava for giving her the opportunity to belong.Patrice Peck. Journalist / Based in Los Angeles, CAPatrice Peck
is a multi-hyphenate creative with a 10-plus year background in reporting, on-air hosting, and multimedia production. Her crossplatform work centers on amplifying underreported stories at the intersection of race, culture, and identity and can be found at The New York Times, EBONY, The Atlantic, Vogue, ELLE, BuzzFeed and more. In April 2020, she launched the newsletter Coronavirus News for Black Folks, which has been spotlighted by Nieman Journalism Lab, CBS News, The Root, and WIRED25 among others. Patrice has a bachelor's degree in English and Black Studies from Amherst College, a master's degree in journalism from NYU, and lives in Los Angeles and Brooklyn.