Academy Releases Next Conversation In “Dialogues” Series On Race And Gender Equity In Filmmaking



As part of its “Academy Dialogues: It Starts With Us” series, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a conversation with Oscar®-nominated director Lee Daniels (“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”) and Oscar-winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”) about their personal and professional journeys navigating the film industry as Black gay men. Emil Wilbekin, media executive and founder of Native Son, a networking group for professional Black gay men, will moderate the discussion. For more information on “Academy Dialogues” and upcoming programs, please click here.


Emil Wilbekin, Native Son founder
Lee Daniels, director (“Precious”)
Tarell Alvin McCraney, writer (“Moonlight”)


Thursday, August 27
9:00AM PST

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: