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Black Public Media and MWM will host a BPMplus VR Mixer in Century City on August 8th. The event is a collaboration between MWM, the studio that produced the upcoming action-thriller, 21 Bridges, starring Chadwick Boseman, and Dan Carlin's category-defining immersive experience, War Remains (2019), and the emerging media team at BPM, a 40-year-old, film nonprofit based in Harlem. Jake Sally, head of development at RYOT, and Dawn Thomas, VR filmmaker and founder of Koi Story Studio, will be our featured speakers. Lisa Osborne, director of emerging media for Black Public Media, will moderate the conversation. RYOT produced Gloomy Eyes (2019), A Jester's Tale (2019), and Dinner Party (2018). Dawn will discuss her career path from Wall Street to CAA to VR director to tech startup CEO. In Our Pop-up VR Theater: Traveling While Black (2019), a VR documentary that received a 2019 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Interactive Program. The film was directed by Roger Ross Williams, co-directed by Ayesha Nadarajah, and created by the Montreal VR studio, Felix & Paul. Ego Tripping VR (2020), a 2-minute clip from the still-in-development, immersive adapation of Nikki Giovanni's seminal poem of the same name. Directed and coded by Dawn Thomas. NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism (2017), an animated, sci-fi short produced by Hyphen-Labs. Parking, VR line, etc. Traveling While Black is 21 minutes long, and NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism is 5 minutes long. It is highly unlikely that all 50+ attendees will be able to view both films. Access to the VR screening area is first come, first served. Get there early! This event will be filmed and photographed for marketing and social media use. You must be 21 or over to attend. The first 40 cars will receive parking validation. Parking is an eye-popping $37 flat fee. Carpooling and ride-sharing services are strongly encouraged. Westfield Century City is around the corner. Volunteers Needed If you are interested in helping out at
  • Start:August 08, 2019
  • End:August 08, 2019
  • Recurring
  • Where:1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1500, Daly City, California, United States
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