Feb 13, 2018

Sophie Brooks, Filmmaker

Sophie Brooks got her Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and television from New York University in 2012. And not quite 5 years later, has made her feature writing and directing debut with "The Boy Downstairs." The romantic comedy stars Zosia Mamet (she played Shoshanna Shapiro in the HBO hit "Girls"), who, after a few years living abroad, moves back to New York City. Unbeknownst to her, she rents an apartment in her former boyfriend's building. Sophie talks about her motivation as well as the challenges she faced in making her first commercial film.

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Jan 16, 2018

Lucie Canzoniero, Student Photographer

Meet Lucie Canzoniero, who certainly has the creative street cred, just not the age. Lucie is a freshman at New York City's prestigious LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts Her major is technical theater, but she has many interests and talents. They include: photography, film and....wrestling! Lucie started taking pictures about 4 years ago. Last Spring she had the opportunity to accompany her dad to India where he was working on a documentary about an organization that helps girls, rescued from sex trafficking, get jobs and start new lives. Lucie, took lots of pictures and says the experience was inspirational and sparked in her a desire to "take pictures for the rest of my life." She'd better! You're in store for a very refreshing, open, honest conversation with one very classy female.

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May 9, 2017

Verky Baldonado, Editor-At-Large

With a readership of 2 million, Latina Magazine is the largest women’s magazine edited by and for Latin women. It’s the flagship property of Latina Media Venture which, “remains completely focused on celebrating the culture, honoring the past and enriching the future of Latina women in the U.S.” VerkyBaldonado, who has been part of the LMV family since 2009, was named Latina’s Fashion Director in 2013. She has since taken on a more global role as Latina Media Venture’s Editor-At-Large. Join us and get to know this accomplished, engaging, creative woman.

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Sep 27, 2016

Ferne Pearlstein, Filmmaker

Meet Ferne Pearlstein, yet another creative women with a long list of credits behind her name. A prize-winning cinematographer, Ferne's also a writer/director, producer and editor whose films have been shown nationally and internationally. Her most recent feature documentary, "The Last Laugh," features among others: Mel Brooks, Carl and Rob Reiner, Sara Silverman, Susie Essman and Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone. The film explores what is and is not off-limits in comedy and includes rare archival footage of cabarets in concentration camps. "The Last Laugh" had its world premier at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. There's plenty to talk about, so get comfortable and tune in!

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Jun 7, 2016

Allison Orenstein, Photographer

Allison Michael Orenstein's love affair with a camera began when she was 15 and has been going strong ever since. The New York City-based portrait photographer's work has graced the covers and pages of "Vanity Fair," "Esquire," "People," "Vogue," "Elle," "New York" Magazine, "Art Forum," "The Wall Street Journal," "The Hollywood Reporter," "Billboard," and "Town & Country." She's photographed such notables as Chuck Close, Philip Glass, Stella McCartney, John Waters, Billy Crudup, Amy Schumer - the list goes on and on. Enjoy meeting and hearing from this passionate and very creative woman.

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Mar 15, 2016

Nicole Tung, Award Winning Photo-Journalist

Tahrir Square, the conflicts in Libya, and Syria, the refugee crisis in Europe. Award winning photo-journalist Nicole Tung has shared powerful, poignant, searing images in a career that began shortly after she graduated from college in 2009. Nicole talks openly, honestly, chillingly about her work documenting 'humanity at its worst, its best and everything' in between. No one should miss this conversation.

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Jan 12, 2016

Donna Ferrato

You're in for a riveting, eye-opening, disturbing conversation with Donna Ferrato. The internationally acclaimed and awarding-winning photojournalist is behind the groundbreaking documentation of the hidden world of domestic violence. Her book, Living With the Enemy, went into 4 printings and along with exhibitions and lectures, sparked a national discussion on sexual violence and women's rights. This is a conversation that should not be missed.

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Dec 30, 2014

Michele Westmorland

An internationally recognized underwater and conservation photographer, Michele Westmorland is a much sought after speaker who has lectured all over the world. While her topics are usually about marine and cultural life, she prefers to share the story of a Caroline Mytinger, a young American portrait painter. She and a female friend set out from San Francisco in the 1920s on a 4-year journey to the South Pacific to "record some of these people before they vanished forever." More than 80 years later Michele and her team embarked on a 2-month expedition to retrace their steps. What Michele has to share is riveting.

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