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Sight, Sound & Story's 2020 event series format is moving online.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sight, Sound & Story has delayed its live in-person events (June's Post Summit & November's The Art of Cinematography) until 2021.  Until that time the event series is launching a live online monthly event series.  This series will feature unique guests and subjects that will vary between editing, cinematography, and all aspects of filmmaking.  These live events will give attendees a chance to ask questions and even win raffle prizes from our sponsors.  Most importantly, these events will be live and free to the public.

Sight, Sound & Story: Live "Making it Work: From Editor to Producer"

Moderator: Sean Weiner (Jacob Burns Film Center, Director of Programs, Media Arts Lab)

Speakers: Daysha Broadway (Insecure, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Surviving R. Kelly) & Deniese Davis (Insecure, A Black Lady Sketch Show, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl) 

Inside Episode III:  The relationships between Editors and Producers are some of the most important in the post-production process in television.  In this panel we'll hear from multiple Emmy-nominated Editor Daysha Broadway and multiple Emmy nominated

Producer Deniese Davis.  Sean Weiner will moderate the panel and explore how emerging filmmakers can learn from Daysha's and Deniese's careers.   Sean will discuss with Daysha how her past Documentary and Reality TV editing informs her approach to editing scripted television.  He will also talk with Deniese on her work on the web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl how that led to her success in Peak TV.  They will both discuss their relationship as Editor and Producer on the Emmy-winning Insecure and the Emmy-nominated A Black Lady Sketch Show.  Through reflection on their experiences connecting with one another in the film industry and analysis of clips from each of their shows, Daysha and Deniese will both reveal how an Editor and Producer combine their particular talents to make it work!

When: September 16th, 2020


General Admission:  FREE!!









Daysha Broadway is a film & television Editor who has over 10 years experience working professionally in documentary, scripted, and unscripted television.

A Los Angeles native, Daysha obtained a Masters Degree in Film Editing from Dodge College of

Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.  Her credits include numerous television shows such as Insecure, A Black Lady Sketch Show, 9-1-1, and the Lena Waithe produced Twenties and

Boomerang.  In addition, she has contributed her talents to Documentaries such as Light Girls for the OWN network, and Surviving R Kelly (Season One) for Lifetime. Daysha has received two Emmy nominations for her editing on the A&E docuseries Born This Way.


Deniese Davis is a Television and Film Producer who got her start in the industry as a line producer for indie low-budget projects including music videos, short films and digital content.  In the web-series realm she is best known for producing Issa Rae's award-winning web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.  She is currently a Supervising Producer on the HBO critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated comedy series Insecure and a Producer on Robin Thede’s Emmy nominated HBO series A Black Lady Sketch Show.  In addition to developing projects for Issa Rae Productions, she also serves as COO of the management company ColorCreative which provides access and opportunities for diverse and emerging writers.  Originally from Las Vegas NV, Deniese is an alum of CUNY-Brooklyn College and the American Film Institute Conservatory.


Sean Weiner is a NY-based producer, filmmaker, and the Director of Programs at the Media Arts Lab  at the Jacob Burns Film Center. He is a professor of film at Purchase College, a creative in the Private Cabin Collective, and a director for the Upright Citizens Brigade. His producing credits include Death Metal Grandma (NY Times Op Docs, SXSW, Hot Docs), Nevada (Sundance, Vimeo Staff Pick, Oscar-Qualified), and Yves & Variation (BAMcinemaFest, Hamptons International Film Festival).  These shorts were produced within the Creative Culture program which connects emerging filmmakers to creative careers through fellowship and residency opportunities.

*All speakers are schedule permitting.


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