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Wednesday, November 18 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Welcome & Keynote Conversation with Allison Anders

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Wednesday opens with the presentation of the 2020 Ray Edmondson Advocacy Award to Dwight Swanson. Immediately following is a Keynote Conversation with Allison Anders.

Allison Anders is a trailblazing, award-winning screenwriter and film and TV director whose work includes Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca, Grace Of My Heart and Things Behind The Sun. She’s directed countless episodes of TV which include Sex And The City, Orange Is The New Black, Southland, Murder In The First, Mayans, Riverdale, and The Affair. She was nominated for an Emmy for Best Director for the TV movie Ring Of Fire. She’s a MacArthur Fellow, a Peabody Award Winner and a Distinguished Professor of Film And Media at UC Santa Barbara. Anders will be in conversation with Maya Montañez Smukler who heads the UCLA Film & Television Archive Research and Study Center. Since 2015, she has conducted interviews for the Visual History Program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. Her recent book, Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors & the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema, available from Rutgers University Press, was the 2018 recipient of the Theatre Library Association’s Richard Wall Memorial Award. Maya’s first real job was as assistant to director Allison Anders on the film Grace of My Heart.


Speakers
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Maya Montañez Smukler

Head, UCLA Film & Television Archive Research and Study Center
Maya Montañez Smukler heads the UCLA Film & Television Archive Research and Study Center. Since 2015, she has conducted interviews for the Visual History Program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. Her recent book, Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors & the Feminist... Read More →
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Teague Schneiter

Sr. Manager of Oral History Projects, AMIA Board & Academy Foundation
Teague Schneiter is Sr. Manager of the Academy Foundation's Oral History Projects dept, an initiative that records, collects and preserves interviews with filmmakers. She has an MA in Preservation &Presentation of the Moving Image Uni. of Amsterdam. Since 2017 she has served on the... Read More →
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Allison Anders

Director
Allison Anders is an award-winning screenwriter and film and TV director whose work includes Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca, Grace Of My Heart and Things Behind The Sun. She's directed countless episodes of TV which include Sex And The City, Orange Is The New Black, Southland, Murder... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Stage A