Join us in a talk with Yvonne Welbon, founder & CEO of Sisters in Cinema and senior creative consultant at Chicken and Egg Pictures. Both organizations support women and gender non-conforming media makers. Yvonne has tips for this time period – and always useful “must do’s” for successful proposals and creating fundraising strategies.
Yvonne Welbon is a Senior Creative Consultant at Chicken & Egg Pictures. She is an award-winning filmmaker and founder and CEO of the Chicago-based non-profit Sisters in Cinema. She has produced and distributed dozens of films including Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @100, winner of ten best documentary awards and Sisters in Cinema, a documentary on the history of black women feature film directors. Her work has been broadcast on PBS, Starz/Encore, TV-ONE, IFC, Bravo, the Sundance Channel, BET, HBO, Netflix, iTunes and screened in over one hundred film festivals around the world. Projects in development include The Spies Who Loved Me, a thrilling exposé on surveillance which focuses on the six-years she lived in Taipei, Taiwan and American Pride, a Black lesbian coming-of-age series set on the south-side of Chicago. She has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and chaired the Journalism & Media Studies Department at Bennett College. Raised in an Afro-Latinx Honduran household on the South side of Chicago, Welbon holds a B.A from Vassar College, a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.
A presentation of Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY and Sisters in Cinema.