Friday, June 26, 2020 @ 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

Taking a much needed break from COVID-19 conversations, Dear Producer is excited to welcome writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples and producer Neil Creque Williams for an in-depth case study of their film MISS JUNETEENTH, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and went on to win South by Southwest’s Louis Black “Lone Star” Award. 

Watch MISS JUNETEENTH on Digital, On Demand, or through your local art house’s virtual cinema and then join us as Channing and Neil take us step-by-step through the process of making the film: from the early days of inspiration, to how they raised financing, filmed in Fort Worth, Texas, and brought the film to the big screen at Sundance and out into the world.

Webinar is free to all. Send your questions in advance to hello@dearproducer.com.

CHANNING GODFREY PEOPLES is a Writer/Director. She is a MFA graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and one of Filmmaker Magazine “25 New Faces of Independent Film“ for 2018. As an African-American woman, her films are character-driven stories focusing on the resilience of the human spirit, often featuring black women at a turning point in their lives. She is a Sundance Fellow, Austin Film Society Fellow, SFFilm/Westridge Foundation Fellow, King Family Foundation Recipient and has served as a Time Warner Artist-in-Residence. Her short film, RED, is a DGA Student Jury Award Winner, among other honors. Channing wrote two episodes on Season 3 of QUEEN SUGAR (OWN Network). She also wrote and directed a short film, DORETHA’S BLUES, that was made possible by the support of Refinery 29 and Level Forward in their Shatterbox Anthology series. Most recently, her feature film debut, MISS JUNETEENTH, premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won the Louis Black “Lone Star” Award at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival.

NEIL CREQUE WILLIAMS Neil is a 2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. He most recently produced MISS JUNETEENTH (SUNDANCE 2020) and has produced original content for Refinery29 and Level Forward.. Neil has received support from Sundance Institute, IFP, SFFilm/Rainin and Westridge Foundation. As a Writer/Director, Neil’s shorts have played international film festivals and been featured in Time, Inc publications. Originally from North Carolina, Neil received his BA from Duke University and his MFA in Film Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts.

This webinar is generously sponsored by:

As a sponsor of this webinar, the New Orleans Film Society is offering a 75% submission fee discount for the New Orleans Film Festival. Tune-in to the webinar for the code. Festival submission deadline is June 30, 2020 via Film Freeway.