Tisch Represents in Conversation: Oz Scott & B.Monét
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Tisch Alumni Directors Oz Scott and B.Monét have a candid conversation about their careers, their craft, and representation in the industry, followed by a brief Q&A.
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Oz Scott was the director of the original Broadway production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf in 1977. Some highlights from the 100+ TV shows he’s worked on are: 40 episodes of The Jeffersons, 227, LA Law, Ally McBeal, CSI: NY, Unforgettable, and Gotham. He was the Supervising Producer on CBS’s The District and is currently the Executive Producer of The CW’s Black Lightning. His feature debut was Bustin' Loose starring Richard Pryor and Cicely Tyson. He has received an NAACP Image Award, a Drama Desk Award, an OBIE Award, a Genesis Award, and the Nancy Susan Reynolds Award.
Brittany “B.Monét” Fennell is a writer/director who graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in English. She hails from Silver Spring, Maryland, and holds an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Film and Television with a concentration in writing and directing. In her films, she poses questions about identity, society, race, and culture. It is vital to her that under-represented people are shown in film, media, and television. She was the first African American woman to direct a car commercial for Cadillac. Her short film Ballet After Dark (with Queen Latifah’s initiative The Queen Collective) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and on Hulu. Additionally, she was a runner-up in the First Time Female Filmmakers Contest with Women and Hollywood. She was also named the 2017 Horizon Award Winner through Cassian Elwes, Christine Vachon and Lynette Howell – Taylor at the Sundance Film Festival. As well as a recipient of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation grant and a directing fellow for Film Independent’s residency program Project Involve.