Elizabeth Avellán – Producing Power and Change in the Texas and Hollywood Film Industries
October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm CDT
Elizabeth Avellán is one of just a handful of Latina producers working in Hollywood. She is best known as the Co-owner and Vice President of Austin-based Troublemaker Studios, and for producing box-office hits such as Sin City and the Spy Kids franchise, just to name a few of her accomplishments. She is committed to telling Latina/o stories and to supporting diverse, emerging talent, which has made her an agent of change in the industry. Join us for this very special conversation with Elizabeth Avellán, a true force behind the development of the thriving film community in Austin. She will discuss the producer’s skill of creative problem-solving, building a film family, and her commitment to mentoring the next, increasingly diverse generation of filmmakers. She will also tell us about her production companies, EYA Productions and TealHouse Entertainment (which she co-owns with Rana Joy Glickman), and her recent projects, primarily focused on working with people of color and women filmmakers.
The conversation will be moderated by RTF Assistant Professor and Director of the Latino Media Arts and Studies program, Mirasol Enríquez.
The event is co-sponsored by Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, the Department of Radio-Television-Film, and the Center for Entertainment and Media Studies.
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