On April 16, 2020, the Visiting Filmmakers Series featured Effie Brown, who is the CEO of Gamechanger, which launched in 2013 as the first film financing fund by and for women and now under Brown’s leadership includes projects by and about people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities, as well as its expansion into television and digital content.
Brown is also an award-winning film, television, and digital producer known for her highly acclaimed, multi-platform repertoire as well as championing inclusion and diversity in Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera. Brown has produced several critically acclaimed films and award-winning projects including “Real Women Have Curves” (directed by Patricia Cardosa), “Dear White People” (2015 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay), HBO’s “Project Greenlight” (executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck), among others.
Brown also served as an executive producer on Lee Daniels’ “Star” on FOX and Disney Channel’s “Zombies.” Prior to Gamechanger, Brown founded Duly Noted Inc., a company dedicated to groundbreaking narratives that use genre to challenge and advance our culture in a disruptive way. Brown’s dream is to change the world through film and TV, celebrating our differences while bringing us all closer together. Find her company on Instagram at @Gamechangerfilms and Twitter at @GCfilmfund.
Visiting Filmmakers Series Online is sponsored by: Film and Video Studies, CHSS, CVPA, the English Department, School of Art, Global Affairs and Global Programs, CVPA's Kritikos Series: Arts in Context, University Libraries, Film and Media Studies, the Interdisciplinary Curriculum Committee, History and Art History, University Life, and Women and Gender Studies.
Learn more about the Visiting Filmmakers Series on the website: https://vfs.gmu.edu/.