Watch: Effie T. Brown’s 2016 Film Independent Forum Keynote
“You have a story to tell that’s worthy. You have experience to share and you have a valid point of view,” producer Effie T. Brown told the audience during Sunday’s inspirational keynote at the 2016 Film Independent Forum at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles.
Brown, who produced films such as Dear White People and Real Women Have Curves, is executive VP, production and development for TV and film at Lee Daniels Entertainment.
Brown spoke of the need for diverse creators and told the audience they can make a difference with their wallets. “The next time there is a movie where there is a whitewashed Asian character, you don’t go see it and you tell other people not to see it. When there is another white-savior movie that is out there, you do the same — you don’t see it and you tell other people not to see it.”
Watch the full keynote above.