WOODSTOCK Kleinert James Art Center 10/5/2019, 2:00PM
Come hear the inspiring life story of renowned filmmaker, activist and Emmy-winning director Abigail Disney as she chats about her career in film and activism. Whether using her natural megaphone to champion equality and human rights, or paving the way for filmmakers whose voices need and should be heard, Abigail is blazing a trail through both visual storytelling and humanitarian activism that is as unique as it is powerful.
HOSTED BY JULIE GOLDMAN founded Motto Pictures in 2009. She is a producer and executive producer of documentary feature films and series. She recently produced Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner One Child Nation, acquired by Amazon Studios, and Ringside which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. She produced the Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning films Life, Animated and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, and Oscar-shortlisted films God Loves Uganda, 31/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, Buck, and Sergio; she executive-produced Oscar-shortlisted films Weiner, Art and Craft and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Julie also produced and executive-produced the Emmy Award-winning films The Music of Strangers, Solitary, Best of Enemies, and the Emmy-nominated series Humans of New York. She received the Amazon Studios Sundance Institute Producer’s Award and the Cinereach Producer’s Award.
ABIGAIL E. DISNEY is a filmmaker, activist and the Emmy-winning director of The Armor of Light. As president and CEO of the documentary production company Fork Films, she produced the groundbreaking Pray the Devil Back to Hell and co-created the subsequent PBS series Women, War & Peace. She is also the chair and co-founder of Level Forward, a new breed storytelling company focused on systemic change through creative excellence, balancing financial and social returns. The companies and stories that have most meaning for Abigail are the ones that foster human understanding. She has executive-produced and supported over 100 documentary films through Fork Films’ funding program. She also created the nonprofit Peace is Loud, which uses storytelling to advance social movements and the Daphne Foundation, which supports organizations working for a more equitable, fair and peaceful New York City.
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Hudson Valley Film Commission
promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.