Angela Robinson will be hosting a directing workshop on March 10th at 7:30pm in Santa Monica, CA. This workshop will be one of the many workshops/panels included in the Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival. In 2005, Robinson became the highest grossing black female director of all time after totaling $144 million worldwide with her Disney summer tent-pole film ‘Herbie Fully Loaded’ starring Linday Lohan and Michael Keaton.
“Use what makes you different and what makes you unique to your advantage. Turn your differences into an asset. Tell your stories because people want to hear them.” – Angela Robinson
The motivation and drive for Robinson to turn her differences into an asset is what has allowed her to be at the helm across all genres in both television and film. Her big break came in 2003 when her short film ‘D.E.B.S.,’ screened at Sundance Film Festival. From there, she was granted the opportunity to write and direct a feature length version of the film. Before the feature length version could make it’s theatrical debut, Robinson was approached by a Disney executive, and was immediately courted to direct the Disney feature film ‘Herbie Fully Loaded,’ a $70 million production. Robinson became one of the first black females to be at the helm of a Disney feature film. She then went on to break another record as the only black female director to reach a box office total of $144 million worldwide.
“The strange thing about directing is there are not a lot of ways to practice without spending a lot of money so you basically only get a few times at bat, but the only way to get better at it is to do it a lot. Unfortunately, men often get a lot more chances to ‘fail’ than women do.” – Angela Robinson
Since then, Robinson’s credits have ranged from ‘The L Word,’ ‘Hung,’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ all the way to ‘True Blood’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder.’ In addition to her film and television work, Robinson also wrote the first 4 issues of an ongoing web series at DC Comics and has written the screenplay for a musical feature film.
If you are a new director or even a seasoned director in LA, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from one of the best in this field. Check out the OUTFEST Directing Workshop with Angela Robinson on Thursday, March 10th – All details about this workshop can be found in the link above.