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ISA Presents: Horror in Color Panel *TIME HAS CHANGED*

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Join us for ISA Presents: Horror In Color Panel discussion!

We'll be chatting with the founders of Horror in Color as well as a panel of industry pros including Angelica Ross, Tananarive Due, Jasmyne Peck, and Britt Banks to discuss expanding diversity behind the camera in the Horror genre.   

Horror in Color aims to paint the horror industry with colors of diversity and inclusion through discussion and empowerment. 

When: Friday, August 7th at 4pm PDT / 6pm Central / 7p Eastern (Check your TIME ZONE)  * TIME HAS CHANGED

Where: ZOOM - A link will be emailed to registrants before the event.

  

HORROR IN COLOR
Launched by Jose Cadena and Ivan Daniel Luna in 2019, Horror in Color is an intersectional community for marginalized voices in horror. From creators to fans, we paint the industry with colors of diversity and inclusion. Join the conversation and help build this colorful platform for all - especially people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and allies. - www.HorrorInColor.com

IVAN DANIEL LUNA
Creative director and multi-media artist Ivan Daniel Luna has curated horror media and production for over a decade. He’s constantly creating new nightmares as a co-founder of HauntHorror. - HauntHorror.com

JOSE CADENA
Armed with an affinity for horror, writer Jose Cadena is an experienced storyteller. He breathes life into immersive horror experiences as a co-founder of Fearcroft Productions. - Fear-croft.com


PANELISTS: 

ANGELICA ROSS

From the board room, to film and TV sets to Capitol Hill, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength, in the movement for Transgender and racial equality. A series regular on the ninth season of Ryan Murphy’s FX hit American Horror Story: 1984, and confirmed to return for the currently untitled season ten, Angelica is blazing a trail, kicking open doors, and building her own table with ample open seats.
In 2020, Angelica became a face of Nicolas Ghesquière’ s recent pre-Fall campaign for Louis Vuitton — a campy homage to vintage sci-fi book covers.
Angelica’s acting breakthrough came in the form of Ryan Murphy’s Award Winning FX hit, Pose — which follows NYC’s Black and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene, in the 80’s and early 90’s. Making TV history, the show features the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series. Vanity Fair raved that “Angelica Ross steals many of her scenes as ‘Candy’” the brashest member of the ‘House of Abundance.’ Angelica Ross is the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a program that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training, digital work creating a social impact, and bringing economic empowerment to marginalized communities. 

BRITT BANKS

Britt Banks is an LA-based screenwriter and director who's passionate about storytelling that explores ghost-lore, tragedies, and horror. She is the writer and director of the award-winning horror short film, Ronald. Ronald debuted on the Revolt TV network after receiving a three-year distribution deal. Thicke, a short film that Britt wrote and directed, has screened at multiple film festivals around the country and has received several awards including Best Live Action Narrative. Britt earned her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and is a UCLA Feature Film writing candidate. In 2019 Britt was a keynote speaker on Black Horror for the CalArts Critical Studies Residency: Extensions of Horror in Los Angeles, California.

JASMYNE PECK

Jasmyne Peck is the Director of Development at Black Film Allegiance as well a writer/director. As a storyteller, she is dedicated to the interrogation of what radicalism looks like through genre and the acknowledgement of joy. Currently, Jasmyne is employed at a development company in addition to her role at BFA.  She holds an MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and an undergraduate degree from St.John’s University where she studied Television and Film Production and Social Justice Theory as an Ozanam Scholar.

 

TANANARIVE DUE 

Tananarive Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder's groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She and her husband/collaborator Steven Barnes wrote "A Small Town" for Season 2 of "The Twilight Zone" on CBS All Access. A leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years, Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award, and her writing has been included in best-of-the-year anthologies. Her books include Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Keep, and The Good House. She and her late mother, civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due, co-authored Freedom in the Family: a Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights. She is married to author Steven Barnes, with whom she collaborates on screenplays. They live with their son, Jason, and two cats. 

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