“Studios, Film Sets, and Making a Creative Career in Entertainment”
4pm, April 12, 2018
Visiting Scholar-Artist in Residence
Department of African American and African Studies
Please join us as Alyss Dixson discusses making a career as a creative artist in film and television. In conversation with Angus Fletcher (Professor, English and Film Studies), Professor Dixson will speak about navigating the industry, including developing and pitching proposals, and the formal and cultural elements of her writing.
A graduate of Yale University who holds an MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University, Alyss Dixson has worked in lead positions in production and development at New Line Cinema and is the founder of Alyss Dixson Entertainment. She has produced projects for BET and is a partner in Plano Geral, a Brazil-based film and television company. She is a recipient of the Joseph Henry Jackson Award from the San Francisco Foundation, a graduate Fellow of Cave Canem Foundation, a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop Poetry Fellow.