#Digi60 Virtual Speaker Series – Black Creators in Ottawa
February 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Panelists: Thomas Cumberbatch (CEO & Executive Creative Director of Godzspeed), Tegan Smith (Co-Founder of Studio 20/20), and Christian Kalambay (Filmmaker), moderated by Keith Whittier (Reviewer & Journalist with Ottawa Life Magazine).
About the #Digi60 Virtual Speaker Series :
A virtual speaker series bringing together and highlighting underrepresented professionals in the Ottawa film, TV, content creation industry, sharing their stories, struggles, and triumphs. This series aims to normalize talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Ottawa media industry, in a way that’s engaging, fun, yet does not shy away from speaking truth to power. Viewers will come away from these chats having a better understanding of the reality of being underrepresented in the industry and introduce a diverse roster of creatives to potentially work with in the future. By using an identity-based approach to set the theme of each discussion, we hope to also create a space for community-building and solidarity.
This series is being coordinated and produced by Filmmaker Hingman Leung and Digi60’s Director of Womxn’s Industry, Maissa Houri with support of the Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival and the Digital Arts Resource Centre.